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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#1579 closed Feature Request (Rejected)

Get Admin privileges

Reported by: xrewndel <xrewndel@…> Owned by:
Milestone: Component: AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: Cc:

Description

Please make a function than can request admin privileges from any code point, not only when started, like #RequireAdmin

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Valik

  • Resolution set to Rejected
  • Status changed from new to closed

We can't, elevation only occurs at process creation time. Impersonation is not an option because impersonation is only available to already elevated processes (by default). Even elevated COM objects are implemented as out-of-process objects (thus the server process is elevated thus calls into that object are elevated). All other ideas would be clunky, slow, difficult to implement and dodgy at best.

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