Calling a batch file from vbscript with administrator privileges.


If I'm running a vbscript as an administrator and that vbscript calls a batch file simply as:

Set objSh = CreateObject("")
objSh.Run "Test.bat"

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Will the batch file and anything it calls also run with administrator privileges?

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Yes, the vbs will run as "You" , and the batch file will also run as "You".

One way to test would be to run cmd.exe instead of the batch file and confirm your user directory (cd %userprofile%) and try and do "stuff" that only you or an administrator can do.

Other way to check is to start task manager and check the user associated with the vbscript and cmd processes while you run your vbs.

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