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Hiya, hopefully someone can shed some light on a little problem I'm having while trying to use the RunAs command. I've done some extensive searching on the forums but nothing seems to quite fit.

Basically I want to mimic this command in AutoIt:

runas /profile /env /user:domain\admin "program"

Which will perform as required but requires user input (password). I was hoping to replicate it with the 'RunAs' command in AutoIt, however I can't get it to work. I suspect the problem is due to using both flags:

/env /profile

Whereas the 'logon_flags' parameter in AutoIt seems to only cater for one or the other.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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In newer versions of Windows, it was changed so you cannot use a single command to run an elevated task because it was a security issue. I have used an elevated AutoIT program before, and it used this as the header:

Dim $Username, $Password
$Username = "Username"
$Password = "password"
RunAsSet ( $Username, @Computername, $Password )

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RunAsSet doesn't exist as a function any longer, RunAs replaced it as of v3.2.12.0


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So the advice is to get an old version of AutoIt? :unsure:

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Does Logon_flag 3 do anything? It isn't listed in the help file.

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Does Logon_flag 3 do anything? It isn't listed in the help file.

Unsure if it has any function, it certainly didn't seem to solve my problem however.

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You would want to code a RunAs this way

RunAs("Username", "Domain", "Password", Log_On_Flag (probably you'd want to use 1 here), "program name")

No need to use an older version of AutoIt3


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You would want to code a RunAs this way

RunAs("Username", "Domain", "Password", Log_On_Flag (probably you'd want to use 1 here), "program name")

No need to use an older version of AutoIt3

Doesn't work I'm afraid. Depending on the logon_flag being 1 or 3 it will either do nothing at all or will start the program but without the gui (in the processes list on Task Manager). To run it in a command prompt as above I need to use both /profile and /env, so I suspect I might need logon_flags 1 AND 3, but I strongly suspect there is no way to do this.

David

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