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RunAs in Windows 7 64 bit Woes

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Does the RunAs() function work in Windows 7, 64 bit?  I have tried many ways to get the below code to run after compiling to an exe and I keep getting an @error code of 1.  I have tried an AutoIt compiled exe as the target program and get the same error.  When I use the straight Run() function for the program, under an administrator' account, it runs fine. I have checked the login and password I am using and they are good.  I have tried putting the local computer name in the username as opposed to passing it as the domain as well as no domain name at all.  I have also tried the ShellExecute as shown below.  I have replaced all instances of @TempDir with a folder on the local C drive that has read and write rights for everyone. The Secondary Logon (RunAs) service is enabled.  I believe UAC is on, and the following registry keys are set to 0:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem EnableInstallerDetection=0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin=0

So what might I be missing or how would I run this as a local computer's administrator?  Do I have to use a second program, such as cpau instead?  I would rather not add something like that on here if I don't have to.

Dim $pid
Dim $MsiCommand
Dim $MsiCommandVariable
Dim $InstallExecutableName

Local $sUserName = "administrator"
Local $sPassword = "adminpassword"
Local $sDomain = @ComputerName

;Tried these as well with no success
;~ Local $sUserName = @ComputerName & "\administrator"
;~ Local $sDomain = ""

If @OSArch = "X86" Then
    ;32bit.  Set a variable for the MSI command
    $MsiCommandVariable = "x86"
ElseIf @OSArch = "X64" Then
    ;64bit.  Set a variable for the MSI command
    $MsiCommandVariable = "x64"
EndIf

;Install the latest version
; Set the variables to run the proper command
$InstallExecutableName = "ProjectWise Explorer Bundle V8i (SELECTseries 4) (" & $MsiCommandVariable & ").exe"
$MsiCommand = '"G:\uSTN\Install_new\Bentley\V8i\ProjectWise\Client\08_11_11_559\explorerbundle\' & $InstallExecutableName & '" /install /quiet /norestart /log ' & @TempDir & '\PWiseInstall.log'

;Run the MSI command as an administrator
;This method works when the account running the compiled script has admin rights
;   $pid = Run($MsiCommand, @TempDir, @SW_ENABLE)

;These methods do not work
;~  $pid = ShellExecute("G:\uSTN\Install_new\Bentley\V8i\ProjectWise\Client\08_11_11_559\explorerbundle\" & $InstallExecutableName, "/install /quiet /norestart /log ", @TempDir & "\PWiseInstall.log", "RunAs")
    $pid = RunAs($sUserName, $sDomain, $sPassword, 4, $MsiCommand, @TempDir, @SW_ENABLE)

;Did the RunAs run properly?
    If $pid = 0 Then
;       @error has been 1 every time I run this, even if I substitute an AutoIt Ciompiled Script
        MsgBox( 4096, "ProjectWise Installer", "Unable to Install Program.  RunAs failed. Error = " & @error)
        MsgBox( 4096, "ProjectWise Installer", "Installation Aborted. " & $MsiCommand)
        Exit
    Else
        ProcessWaitClose($InstallExecutableName)
        MsgBox(0, "MSI Command", "Command Run Succesfully.")
    EndIf


exit

Regards,

Karl

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Is G: by any chance a mapped drive? If it is, then the credentials you're using in the RunAs won't have that drive letter. Use a UNC path instead if that's the case.


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Tried a UNC path as well.  Thought I tried it before, so my apologies for not including that.  I did just try it to verify and I am sorry to say that it did not do the trick.

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first, BrewManNH has a very good point: never use mapped drives when RunAs, always UNC, even when using flag 4.

if you suspect UAC is the issue, there are plenty of articles on how to disable it. try to disable UAC, if only for troubleshooting, so you can focus on the right track. i would check the following:

 

in general (not always!), error code 1 is "File Not Found". so, does the local user "Administrator" have enough permissions to the network source?

also, is the local user "Administrator" enabled at all? (since Vista, by default it's disabled).

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So the answer was the combination of needing to use the UNC and also using an account that had access to the network share.  I also had to change the "IF" statement to also check that @error was not 0 as the PID returned in some cases was 0 even though the executable ran.  I tried using @ScriptDir to get the location of the current script as all the rest is in that location or subfolders, but it seemed to return a mapped drive path and not the UNC path.  (See my thread on this here: '?do=embed' frameborder='0' data-embedContent>>)  Ithought it returned a UNC in another script from just the other day.

So my updated code from above looks something like this:

Dim $pid
Dim $MsiCommand
Dim $MsiCommandVariable
Dim $InstallExecutableName
Dim $ScriptPath
Dim $MyPath

Local $sUserName = "Networkadministrator"
Local $sPassword = "Networkadminpassword"
Local $sDomain = "NetworkDomain"

If @OSArch = "X86" Then
    ;32bit.  Set a variable for the MSI command
    $MsiCommandVariable = "x86"
ElseIf @OSArch = "X64" Then
    ;64bit.  Set a variable for the MSI command
    $MsiCommandVariable = "x64"
EndIf

;Get the network location of the script.  All executables are under this folder.
$ScriptPath = @ScriptDir
;Make sure it is a UNC and not a mapped drive
if StringInStr($ScriptPath, ":") > 0 Then
    $MyPath = _WinNet_GetUniversalName(@ScriptDir)
    ;An array is returned and the first value is the full UNC path
    $ScriptPath = $MyPath[0]
EndIf


;Install the latest version
; Set the variables to run the proper command
$InstallExecutableName = "ProjectWise Explorer Bundle V8i (SELECTseries 4) (" & $MsiCommandVariable & ").exe"
$MsiCommand = '"' & $ScriptPath & '\Client\08_11_11_559\explorerbundle\' & $InstallExecutableName & '" /install /quiet /norestart /log ' & @TempDir & '\PWiseInstall.log'

;Run the command as an administrator
    $pid = RunAsWait($sUserName, $sDomain, $sPassword, 4, $MsiCommand, @TempDir, @SW_ENABLE)

;Did the RunAs run properly?
    If $pid = 0 AND @error <> 0 Then
        MsgBox( 4096, "ProjectWise Installer", "Unable to Install Program.  RunAs failed. Error = " & @error)
        MsgBox( 4096, "ProjectWise Installer", "Installation Aborted. ")
        Exit
    Else
        ProcessWaitClose($InstallExecutableName)
        MsgBox(0, "MSI Command", "Command Run Succesfully.")
    EndIf


exit

Note that this has been put together for the thread and is not actually tested, but a paraphrase of the entire script.

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