Command prompt UAC

Posted on 2007-03-23
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I'd like to run a command in my batch file as an Administrator.

If this was linux, I'd have su -c ... or sudo to prompt me for a password to run as root. In Windows, I'm happy with the UAC dialogue, but how to make it happen in my .cmd file to elevate the privileges for that command only.

It doesn't seem right to have to run the entire batch file as administrator, by right-clicking etc.

[For what it's worth, the command is regasm, which quite rightly needs admin privileges.]
Question by:rstaveley
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You could open a command window as administrator
Click on Vista Start button
Click on Run
Type in CMD [Enter]
You should see “This task will be created with administrative privileges”
Click on OK or press [Enter]
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Just tried the manifest approach with no joy.

All of the other mechanisms involve elevanting the privileges for the entire batch file.
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> elevanting

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I guess not.

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