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Adding local admins using @ComSpec and net localgroup

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I'm trying to run the following to add local admins on a freshly imaged machine...

$test = "username"

RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & "net localgroup administrators domain\" & $test & " /add", @SW_HIDE)
ConsoleWrite(@ComSpec & " /c " & "net localgroup administrators domain\" & $test & " /add")

When I take the console output and copy paste that into the Run box in windows, it runs fine. When I run the script, the local admin doesn't get added in. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong here?

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You have the @SW_HIDE in the WorkingDir parameter position for one thing. Also, try doing it with /k instead of /c and remove the @SW_HIDE and see if there's an error message.

ProTip, never hide the script's output from yourself until you know it works, after you have it working then and only then do you finalize it by hiding the operations.


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Or take @Comspec out of the equation altogether. Then you can report on Return value or @error

ShellExecute("net.exe", "localgroup administrators domainJohnSmith /add")

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Unfortunately, ShellExecute only returns 1 or 0 which only indicates whether it was able to run the program specified and not whether the program was able to do what it's supposed to do. If you need an exitcode, you need to use RunWait/ShellExecuteWait/RunAsWait.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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That fixed it BrewMan, thanks for pointing the blunder out :P

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