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Run() and application which requires administrator

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Quick question: if I Run() an application which requires administrator, Run() fails with @error set to 1. When I do the same, but with #RequireAdmin at the top of my script, it works. When I start the application by clicking on it in Explorer, it gives me the UAC prompt and works.

Why won't the application give me the UAC prompt if I run it with Run() and @SW_MAXIMIZE in the show_flag parameter? Instead, it always fails with @error set to 1.

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Been too long since I played with that stuff, and all my programming is done on WinXP.

That said, have you tried the ShellExecute command? That may work in bringing up the UAC prompt?

Believe it or not, I've never actually tried #RequireAdmin, so I just presume it only works if you are logged in as admin?

The UAC prompt might appear if not Admin?

Have you checked out the RunAs command?

It works quite well, and allows some flexibility ... you can ask for a password, etc.

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Use

ShellExecute("the file", "", "", "runas")

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That worked; didn't even require "runas".. :)

 

That said, have you tried the ShellExecute command? That may work in bringing up the UAC prompt?

 

It did!

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