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damon

I am having problems getting a script to run with admin rights. I have 3 different passwords due to different computers not receiving network updates/pushes to have admin password updated to one consistant.

Everytime I run the script it does nothing and exits, so i put in some msgbox's to find out what is going on, and the return with "0" on all three. I have Windows SP3 on the computer and have read in other post that people are thinking that it is causing problems, I am not even able to get one run much less the 32 that they get before it quits working.

I have changed the user name and passwords for this forum due to security reasons, any help would be appreciated.

If $CmdLine[0] > 0 Then
    If $CmdLine[1] = "/UpdateOffice" Then UpdateOffice()
    Exit
EndIf
Local $user = "admin"
Local $pass = "password"
Local $pass2 = "password2"
Local $pass3 = "password3"
If IsAdmin () = 0 Then
$run1 = RunAs ( $user, @ComputerName, $pass, 0,@ScriptFullPath & " /UpdateOffice")
MsgBox (0,"",$run1)
If  $run1 = 0 Then
  $run2 = RunAs( $user, @ComputerName, $pass2, 0,@ScriptFullPath & " /UpdateOffice")
  MsgBox (0,"",$run2)
  If $run2 = 0 Then
   $run3 = RunAs ( $user, @ComputerName, $pass3, 0,@ScriptFullPath & " /UpdateOffice")
   MsgBox (0,"",$run3)
   If $run3 = 0 Then
   MsgBox (0,"",$run3)
    Exit
   EndIf
  EndIf
EndIf
EndIf
UpdateOffice()

UpdateOffice is calling the function with a gui that I built. I can attach it if I need but I seen the above being the problem.

thanks,

Damon


It always amazes me how one little thing can cause so much havoc

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damon

Sorry, I did forget to mention that this is Windows XP. I tried #RequireAdmin but that prompted a box to come up and ask me to login as admin.


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damon

yes I do Compile it, I test on a separate computer from what I code on that does not have autoit installed on it. I have to due to the fact I need to make sure I am logged on as a user. I have used this in many other scripts in the past with no problems but for some reason it is not running or coming back with a PID, I have changed/checked the admin password to make sure it is the same as my variable in my code,

Visually looking, do you see anything wrong with my code? This will give me a baseline of trouble shooting possibilities.


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damon

was wanting to see if someone could look at this one more time.

thanks

Damon


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I can't get that script to run as is on Windows 7 or XP. I did get it to work with my domain credentials, but not with local administrator credentials. I added a few message boxes before I compiled it to see where in the script it was.


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I have tried both network and local(desktop) with same results. I will try it with my ad credentials and see what happens - did not think of doing that.


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