Shame on me that I forgot last week to mention Robert Hurlbut's excellent Birds of a Feather session on Developing with Least Privilege. It was a nice opportunity to have an informal discussion about some of the challenges involved, and Robert showed off a wide array of customized MakeMeAdmin shortcuts, showing the flexibility of this tool for quickly getting to the apps/utilities you need, when you need them (basically, you just replace cmd.exe in the script with the path to the executable you wish to run).

Anyway, thanks to Robert for suggesting and running the BoF. I think that those who attended came away much better equipped to be successful in developing software without constantly running as Administrator.