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Running scripts/executables under the system account


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Hi guys,

New to this very cool software. I have some pesky old software I'd like to remove but it isn't .msi based and requires several user inputs to remove. i have a working AutoIT .exe but the problem is, the uninstall needs to run under an admin account. I have a deployment software I use but it runs under the system account. When I run AutoIT under the system account the .exe doesn't progress

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Add #RequireAdmin at the top of your script - that will get it elevated. :)


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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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I'm assuming by the 'system' account, you mean User Session=0 (which is the SYSTEM user...also where services run..., which runs behind user sessions, and is outside of the windows desktop environment).  If that is the case, make sure you consider this (related with locked stations as well): http://www.autoitscript.com/wiki/FAQ#Why_doesn.27t_my_script_work_on_a_locked_workstation.3F

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