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RequireAdmin breaking ObjGet?

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

hello.

In Windows 7 - the script below works fine without #RequireAdmin but doesn't work when i add it. The ObjGet fails and I get the captured error. Unfortunately, I need #RequireAdmin for subsequent functions. Also, this is while logged in with an account that has local admin rights.

#RequireAdmin

$oRemedy = ObjGet("", "Remedy.User.1")
If @error Then
MsgBox(0, "Remedy Tracks", "Please login to Remedy first.")
EndIf

$ItemText = "GY0099000"

$oRemedyForm = $oRemedy.LoadForm(0, "REMEDYSERVER", "Access Request Form", $ItemText, 4, True)

In Windows XP, script works fine with or without #RequireAdmin

Anyone else come across something similar? Not sure how to get around it.

Edited by gcue

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I tested this with the example for ObjGet in the help file using Excel. If you run the script as admin, it will give me an error that it can't get the object of the open excel spreadsheet. If I open Excel as an administrator, and run the script using #RequireAdmin I can get it. It appears that both the script and the program you're trying to get the object of both have to be running using Run As Administrator (#RequireAdmin) for them to work together.


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nice find works for me as well! is there a way to check to see if a program is running as administrator? i can probably build that in as part of the check - definitely not an obvious cause.

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Check out function IsAdmin: Checks if the current user has full administrator privileges.


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Check out function IsAdmin: Checks if the current user has full administrator privileges.

A downfall to that is if a user isn't admin, and they open the application they're attempting to get the object from via RunAs admin.

Edited by mechaflash213

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thanks for all the help/suggestions..

im just going to specify in the error message

Please login to remedy first. If you are logged in, please run remedy as administrator.

thanks again!

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I don't have time to look into right now... but logically...

1) Find the process i.d.

2) Find the user running the process (if a RunAs is used on the process, it will show up as that RunAs user)

3) Pass the user attached to the process into your ObjGet(), replacing .user. with the value.

I think that will retrieve the object correctly?


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Maybe #RequireAdmin breaks your script because it starts a


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I don't have time to look into right now... but logically...

1) Find the process i.d.

2) Find the user running the process (if a RunAs is used on the process, it will show up as that RunAs user)

3) Pass the user attached to the process into your ObjGet(), replacing .user. with the value.

I think that will retrieve the object correctly?

interesting thought

this is what you mean right?

$oRemedy = ObjGet("", "Remedy." & @username & ".1")

we only run one user at a time so user will be current user (@username)

didn't work =/

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Maybe #RequireAdmin breaks your script because it starts a

didn't know that - thanks for the info :idiot:

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interesting thought

this is what you mean right?

$oRemedy = ObjGet("", "Remedy." & @username & ".1")

we only run one user at a time so user will be current user (@username)

didn't work =/

I meant getting the info of what user is attached to the process. If open Excel and you use the Administrator account to perform the RunAs with, the Process will be owned by Administrator and not what your current user is.

Couldn't see any of our native _WinAPI_ functions that cover this... but I did find this article that has the Win32 API method of getting this info:

http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/14828/How-To-Get-Process-Owner-ID-and-Current-User-SID


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_WinAPI_GetProcessUser from might be useful to get the user running a process.


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i got the user id manually (via task manager) to test to see if it would work

didn't.

creative idea though =)

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