UAC elevation - RequireAdmin vs. pragma compile ExecLevel

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

technically speaking what's the difference between the following two:




#pragma compile(ExecLevel, requireAdministrator)

obviously the second one works for "compiled" scripts, only.

but are there any other differences?
in the documentation those two are not even cross-linked in the "related" paragraph.


Edited by francoiste

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

#RequireAdmin will re-shell the EXE when it isn't running at the right elevation level.
The #Pragma() statement will set the MANIFEST in the created EXE to the requested level which means the OS will handle the proper elevation at startup.


Edited by Jos

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