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run function handled differently in windows 7?

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i am trying to run this command in windows 7 (runs computer management for a remote PC)

RUN("mmc compmgmt.msc -s /computer:\\" & $asset)

nothing happens even if i specify the working directory OR specify the path to mmc and/or compmgmt

i got it to work this way but seems to work slower

$cmd = "mmc compmgmt.msc -s /computer:\\" & $asset
Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & $cmd, @WindowsDir & "\system32", @SW_HIDE)

any of you come across this or have any ideas?

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

forgot to mention that the first method works in XP but not in Win7

RUN("mmc compmgmt.msc /computer:" & $asset)
Edited by gcue

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Run will not show you an uac promt, nor it will accept auto elevation, it will failed to launch an application that needs admin rights.

Use shellexecute or run your script elevated.

Edited by JFX

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64-bit

32bit or 64bit Win7?

64-bit

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Run will not show you an uac promt, nor it will accept auto elevation, it will failed to launch an application that needs admin rights.

Use shellexecute or run your script elevated.

i tried shellexecute and it didnt work got an error - guess it looks for filetypes and didnt know what to do with that command

when i "ran as administrator", it worked - how can i do this automatically? i cant have all users do this everytime they run the script

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Use RunAs


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how does your Shellexecute line looks.

try:

$asset = ''
ShellExecute('mmc', 'compmgmt.msc /computer:\\' & $asset)

or add #RequireAdmin on top of your script

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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

Use runas... the verb...

$asset = ''

ShellExecute('mmc', 'compmgmt.msc /computer:' & $asset,'','runas')

Edited by KaFu

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each of your suggestions worked great.

many many thanks!!

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