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Run as Admin .EXE that launches .vbs to run as current user?

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My program is executed on Win7 via right-click “Run as administrator”. However, I need this program to launch a .vbs file that runs as the currently logged on user. Using this:

$RunCommand = ("C:\Folder\MyScript.vbs")
RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & $RunCommand)

the .vbs runs as the admin account, but it must be run as the currently logged on user. Suggestions??

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You have to run it as the user or it will always get the credentials of the Administrator that ran it. Unfortunately that's how Windows works, to my knowledge.


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You have to run it as the user or it will always get the credentials of the Administrator that ran it. Unfortunately that's how Windows works, to my knowledge.

Ugh.. I need a certain part of the program to definately "Run as admin" otherwise UAC prevents it. If I wrap the .vbs into another .exe and call that, I presume it would still kick off as admin not the current user?

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Am I wrong in thinking RunAsWait() would be the solution?

That requires passing a hardcoded username/password. Unless leaving it blank means "use the currently logged in user" ?? I'm starting to think I need to make the function that requres admin rights a seperate .exe and have my main program launched in user context.

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Take a look at Ascend4nt excellent _RunWithReducedPrivileges

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Take a look at Ascend4nt excellent _RunWithReducedPrivileges

Brilliant! Thanks.

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