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[Closed] Elevate Script to admin - an idea

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

This is just an idea, and i am not 100% sure on how to start it.

I was wondering, if 1 program has admin rights. Does this mean any program launched under it to also be admin or would it be able to "evelate" other programs to admin satus?

Edited by IanN1990

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What have you tried? Because I'm thinking it would be very simple to test this yourself without having to ask any questions. Why would you ask a question like this when the test for it would take probably 5 minutes to accomplish?


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I agree with BrewManNH, what did you try?


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

A fair point :)

I had searched the forums, but didn't come up with much luck. I then had to prepare dinner, which is why i asked as i figured this could turn into a small project.

So on that note.

If a program has admin, and it runs another program then that program gets admin. I assume this also means if a admined program can evelate other programs to admin as well.

So now i need to write some code that can evelate other processes depending on their pid. (As i would rather evelate something, rather then restart it with admin).

I am aware of "RunAs" but i dont want to keep username/password inside of a script.

Edited by IanN1990

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My test would have been this:

#include <Constants.au3>

If MsgBox(BitOR($MB_YESNO, $MB_SYSTEMMODAL), 'IsAdmin: ' & (IsAdmin() = 1) & ', PID: ' & @AutoItPID, 'Do you want to Run again?') = $IDYES Then Run(@ScriptFullPath)

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Thing is, i recently found out that i need to run my system script as admin to ensure it works 100% of the time.

Problem is, i code alot which means restarting the script alot as well. UAC prompts would get annoying very fast (though i am not willin to disable UAC over it) and if scite is run as admin, then you cant see any results from consolewrite which would also be a bumper ^^.

So i found this post.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/create-administrator-mode-shortcuts-without-uac-prompts-in-windows-vista/

My idea is, in my script. It runs the task with "optional" parmater being the Pid of the script.

The task runs my exe, which "because its a task has admin rights" and then evelates the orignal script to admint as well. Without a UAC Prompt and without needing to restart the script.

Now for this to work it needs.

A task set up - I know had to do

A way for my exe to act on a paramter. ie Run('"D:Desktoptest.exe" 13456) script then writes "12345" - donno how to do yet

Evelate another script or program to admin - also dont know how to do yet

This is my full thought process

Edited by IanN1990

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Hmm, ok i will prob leave the project there then.

Still learnt some new things :)

IsAdmin()

@Complied

Running Scipte as admin, lets u see console output when using with #requireadmin

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All of which could have been learned through reading the help file on your own ;)


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how about this?

Run(@Comspec & ' /c set __COMPAT_LAYER=RunAsInvoker & start "" "Your Program Path"',"")

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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

how about this?

Run(@Comspec &amp;amp; ' /c set __COMPAT_LAYER=RunAsInvoker &amp;amp; start "" "Your Program Path"',"")

That is for running something which requires elevation, as restricted user(or something like that) Edited by JohnOne

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Yea, what i was more looking for is a way for a script that has admin. To prompt other running scripts or programs to admin (without the new to restart or rerun the exe) but from the research i have done online. I dont think this is possible.

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