How do I set DRE to always run in Admin Mode?

If DRE prompts you about not having the elevated privileges to affect the sim, you have two options:

  1. Elevate DRE to administrator mode to match the sim elevation
  2. Lower the sim elevation to not run in administrator mode

 

Elevate DRE to Administrator mode

You’ll need to adjust its properties to ensure that DRE always runs with elevated privileges.

Make sure DRE has properly exited before going ahead.

 

Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Locate DRE Shortcut or Executable:
    • Navigate to the desktop or the folder where the DRE shortcut or executable file (.exe) is located.
  2. Right-click on the Icon
    • Right-click the DRE icon (the shortcut or the actual .exe file).
  3. Access Properties
    • From the context menu that appears, select Properties.
  4. Switch to the ‘Compatibility’ Tab
    • In the DRE Properties window, click on the Compatibility tab.
  5. Run as Administrator
    • Under the Settings section, you will see an option labeled Run this program as an administrator. Check this box.
  6. Apply Changes
    • Click on the Apply button to save your changes.
  7. Close the Properties Window
    • Click on the OK button to close the properties window.
  8. Launch DRE
    • The next time you open DRE using this shortcut or executable, it will request to run with elevated privileges. If User Account Control (UAC) prompts you for permission, choose Yes to allow DRE to run as an administrator.

 

Lower the sim’s elevation from Administrator mode

In case you do not wish to run DRE with elevated privileges, you can lower the sim’s elevation level to standard user mode to resolve the elevation mismatch. This way, both DRE and the sim will operate without administrative privileges.

Ensure no other applications require the sim to run in administrator mode.

Ensure you have properly closed the sim before proceeding with the steps below.

Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Locate Sim Shortcut or Executable
    Navigate to the desktop or the folder where the sim shortcut or executable file (.exe) is located.
  2. Right-click on the Icon
    Right-click the sim icon (the shortcut on desktop – e.g. “iRacing UI“, or the actual .exe file).
  3. Access Properties
    From the context menu that appears, select Properties.
  4. Switch to the ‘Compatibility’ Tab
    In the sim Properties window, click on the Compatibility tab.
  5. Disable Run as Administrator
    Under the Settings section, you will see an option labeled Run this program as an administrator. Uncheck this box.
  6. Apply Changes
    Click on the Apply button to save your changes.
  7. Close the Properties Window
    Click on the OK button to close the properties window.
  8. Launch the Sim
    The next time you open the sim using this shortcut or executable, it will not request to run with elevated privileges and will run as a standard user. If User Account Control (UAC) prompts you for permission, choose No to run the sim without administrator privileges.
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