Administrator Privileges and Elevation (UAC)

Install Installation rights
AnyDesk prompt to enter credentials for the remote client
  • Requesting elevation for the incoming client is supported for Windows 7 and higher.
Actions Menu with no option to request elevation, indicating AnyDesk to already be installed on the remote client.
AnyDesk already runs as administrator (elevated) when either is installed or launched as administrator. A session to such remote client cannot request elevation since it's already granted and displays this option as disabled.
Note: By default, the portable (not installed) version has only standard user rights. A process that requires administrator privileges won't be accessible.

Use Request elevation from the actions menu during session to request elevation for a portable AnyDesk on the remote client in order to control applications running as administrator. Your AnyDesk will ask to either let the remote client confirm or provide the admin credentials for the remote client yourself. When confirmed either way, AnyDesk is elevated on the remote client and thus able to control applications running as administrator. In case the credentials have been submitted to the remote client as shown in the Image to the right, the remote client has to confirm this operation. Thus, submitting credentials to the remote side cannot be done unattended.

Note: Running AnyDesk as administrator won't switch the windows session from standard user to an administrator. To avoid UAC prompts and typing credentials for administrator tasks, log on to Windows as administrator.

Windows has two account types: Administrator and Standard User.

Administrator accounts Have complete control. Users with this type of account can change settings globally, install programs and get through the User Account Control (UAC) when elevation to perform a task is required.
Standard User accounts Have more limited control. Users with this type of account can run applications, but they can't install new programs. Users can change system settings, but only settings that won't affect other accounts. If a task requires elevations an username and password for an administrator will be needed to pass through the UAC prompt.