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I have a process that auto logs on as admin and then executes a series of scripts. These scripts are task sequence scripts called by a Dell Kace K2000 imaging process. This has to do with powercfg (forum regulars / monitors will have seen my posts on this). The gotcha is one script in particular only half works when run through Kace. The part that half works is it is able to successfully import the power scheme. Setting it as a default does not work.Is there any way I can change this so it looks like I am highlighting the file and clicking "Run as Admininstrator". There should be a easy way to do this right?

Help would be much appreciated.

#include <Constants.au3>

FileInstall("PowerPlanNever.pow", @WindowsDir & "\", 1)
$ImportPowerPlan = "POWERCFG -import C:\Windows\PowerPlanNever.pow 3b5e563e-124a-46ac-a21e-c436de915f80"
$SetActivePowerPlan = "POWERCFG -setactive 3b5e563e-124a-46ac-a21e-c436de915f80"

Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & $ImportPowerPlan, "", @SW_HIDE)
Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & $SetActivePowerPlan, "", @SW_HIDE)
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Use RunAs instead of Run.


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Thanks. What about #RequireAdmin? Needed or not needed?

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If you want the whole script to be run as an Administrator you would use that, if you want to launch a program that's separate from your script you would use RunAs.

#RequireAdmin needs the user running the script to be an administrator, RunAs needs you to put the administrator's username and password into the script, or the user running the script would need to have these credentials to put them in.


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.
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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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Hi,

I added #RequireAdmin to the top of the script and the logged on user was admin and the second run command failed to execute. Any ideas before changing over to RunAs?

Thanks.

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Try using RunWait on the first run command instead of Run. The second one may fail because the first one hasn't finished yet.


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.
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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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Thanks. I am trying to enable logging as I'd like to see what is going on. I looked at AutoIT created by someone else and am trying to incorporate this, but it is not working. Can someone see what might be wrong with this? It seems to be looking for a function. So perhaps this code needs to be slimmed down or something that is missing needs to be added. 

RequireAdmin
#include <Constants.au3>

$ImportPowerPlan = "POWERCFG -import C:\Windows\PowerPlanNever.pow 3b5e563e-124a-46ac-a21e-c436de915f80"
$SetActivePowerPlan = "POWERCFG -setactive 3b5e563e-124a-46ac-a21e-c436de915f80"
$LogDirectory = @WindowsDir & "\Dell\KACE"
$ModuleName = @ScriptName
$ModuleName = StringSplit($ModuleName, ".")
$ModuleName = $ModuleName[1]
$Log = $LogDirectory & "\" & $ModuleName & ".log"
$wbemFlagReturnImmediately = 0x10
$wbemFlagForwardOnly = 0x20
$colItems = ""
$StrComputer = "localhost"

If Not FileExists($LogDirectory) Then DirCreate($LogDirectory) ;Creates path if does not exist
If FileExists($Log) Then FileDelete($Log)

_FileWriteLog($Log, $ModuleName & " module called.")

;Importing the Power Plan Never
_FileWriteLog($Log, "Importing Power Plan Never")
FileInstall("PowerPlanNever.pow", @WindowsDir & "\", 1)
$ImportPowerPlan = "POWERCFG -import C:\Windows\PowerPlanNever.pow 3b5e563e-124a-46ac-a21e-c436de915f80"
$Retval = RunWait(@ScriptDir & @ComSpec & " /c " & $ImportPowerPlan, "", @SW_HIDE & @ScriptDir)
_FileWriteLog($Log, "Power Plan Never has been imported. Return Value = " & $retval)

;Setting the Power Plan Never as the active one
_FileWriteLog($Log, "Setting Power Plan Never as the Active one")
$SetActivePowerPlan = "POWERCFG -setactive 3b5e563e-124a-46ac-a21e-c436de915f80"
$Retval = RunWait(@ScriptDir & @ComSpec & " /c " & $SetActivePowerPlan, "", @SW_HIDE & @ScriptDir)
_FileWriteLog($Log, "Power Plan Never has been set as the Active one. Return Value = " & $retval)

Thanks.

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Add #include <File.au3> to your script to use _FileWriteLog,


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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Thanks! The RunWait did work. I ma still trying to get my logging file working. I have tried different ways to get the install to work with no luck.

- $Retval = RunWait(@ScriptDir & @ComSpec & " /c " & $SetActivePowerPlan, "", @SW_HIDE & @ScriptDir)
- $Retval = RunWait(@ComSpec & @ScriptDir & " /c " & $SetActivePowerPlan, "", @SW_HIDE)

I am hopeful its just I got the syntax incorrect. This would be a huge help going forward as I could template for other little scripts I do. 

Thanks again guys!

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