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Run a program with the current user from a program with administrator rights

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Hello,

I want to run a program in AutoIt as an administrator from the login script, and from within that program I want to run another program, but with the current user, but I do not know the password of that user. Is there a way to do this?

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3 hours ago, Darien said:

Is there a way to do this?

I hope not from a security point of view, but ...

The login script is shelled with the user credentials, so why can't you shell a script from there that is "instructed" by the elevated script to do what needs to be done?

Jos


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Because the administrator user does not see the network drives mapped by the user, and any script called by the elevated script will also run as an administrator user, so it will not see the network drives either.

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Understand the challenge running as Admin when User stuff is needed, but the script is shelled with the user credentials from the login script so can't you use that?

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1 hour ago, Darien said:

Because the administrator user does not see the network drives mapped by the user

Instead of trying to use mapped drives, use UNC paths. This way it won't matter what drives are mapped, or what letter they're set to, you still can access the folders needed because you're not relying on "drive" letters.


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I have already tried via UNC, and it does not work because the admin user is not allowed to access the network folders.

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Is there any chance to get the scenario of tasks you like to perform soon,  instead of these "that doesn't work" posts, so all stop "stabbing in the dark" here? :) 


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11 minutes ago, Darien said:

nd it does not work because the admin user is not allowed to access the network folders.

Is this a local admin account or a domain admin account? Because I can't see why a domain admin doesn't have unlimited access to all folders.


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