Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#2349 closed Bug (Works For Me)

Windows 8 #RequireAdmin Broken in Scite

Reported by: BinaryBrother@… Owned by:
Milestone: Component: AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: Cc:


If you open Scite normally, by double clicking on the icon, on a stock Windows 8 install and try to build any script with the #RequireAdmin tag. It will simply cease to function. Here is a replicating video.

#include <Crypt.au3>
ConsoleWrite("Are we even initializing??" & @CRLF)
If FileExists("C:\Windows\Explorer.exe") Then ConsoleWrite("FFMPEG does exist." & @CRLF)
$FFMPEG_MD5 = _Crypt_HashFile("C:\Windows\Explorer.exe", $CALG_MD5)
If @error Then

consolewrite("Error detected..." & @CRLF)


ConsoleWrite($FFMPEG_MD5 & @CRLF)
ConsoleWrite("Why do you hate me?" & @CRLF)

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comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by anonymous

Output on failure with #RequireAdmin

"C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\AutoIt3Wrapper\AutoIt3Wrapper.exe" /run /prod /ErrorStdOut /in "C:\Users\BinaryBrother\Desktop\Wifi Au8dible.au3" /UserParams

+>21:27:09 Starting AutoIt3Wrapper v. Environment(Language:0409 Keyboard:00000409 OS:WIN_8/ CPU:X64 OS:X64)

Running AU3Check ( from:C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3

+>21:27:09 AU3Check ended.rc:0

Running:(\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\autoit3.exe "C:\Users\BinaryBrother\Desktop\Wifi Au8dible.au3"

--> Press Ctrl+Alt+F5 to Restart or Ctrl+Break to Stop
+>21:27:09 AutoIt3.exe ended.rc:0

Exit code: 0 Time: 0.641

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by BinaryBrother@…

A "workaround" is opening Scite with Administrative priveledges each time or manually setting it to always open with admin privs, but Scite should either ask for elevation or start elevated. IMO.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by Valik

You don't understand how #RequireAdmin works so you request that a text editor require elevation? Try your script again by replacing ConsoleWrite() with MsgBox().

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by Jos

Your script is re-shelled with Admin privileges and the original is ended, that is why you see this behaviour.


Version 0, edited 11 years ago by Jos (next)

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by Jos

  • Resolution set to Works For Me
  • Status changed from new to closed

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by anonymous

It's good to see you, Valik. I just expected the IDE to maintain a handle to the script that it was debugging, like others. So I assumed it was a permission issue. It's clearly not and I appreciate the responses.

Thanks for spelling it out, Jos. .

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