You’ll want to modify the manifest that gets embedded in the program. This works on Visual Studio 2008 and higher: Project + Add New Item, select “Application Manifest File”. Change the
<requestedExecutionLevel> element to:
<requestedExecutionLevel level="requireAdministrator" uiAccess="false" />
The user gets the UAC prompt when they start the program. Use wisely; their patience can wear out quickly.