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Windows 7 UAC Elevation - Issues with BATCH files

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So I am trying to write some batch menus that uninstall, install, add registy entries, etc. by a batch menu. I am running into elevation issues.  I found a way to run elevation and prompts but then the issues I run into is that when elevation is accepted it calls the batch menu but it runs and closes.

The first file determines if the computer is 32 or 64 bit then launches the appropriate menu.

Set RegQry=HKLM\Hardware\Description\System\CentralProcessor\0
 
REG.exe Query %RegQry% > c:\DLI\checkOS.txt
 
Find /i "x86" < c:\DLI\CheckOS.txt > c:\DLI\StringCheck.txt
 
If %ERRORLEVEL% == 0 (
   

z:\DLI-SCRIPTS\DLI-MENU-32b.bat

) ELSE (
    Echo "This is 64 Bit Operating System"

    
z:\DLI-SCRIPTS\DLI-MENU-64b.bat

)

exit

@ECHO OFF
cls
REM.-- Prepare the Command Processor
SETLOCAL ENABLEEXTENSIONS
SETLOCAL ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION

:menuLOOP
echo.
echo.= Menu (64 BIT)=================================================
echo.
for /f "tokens=1,2,* delims=_ " %%A in ('"findstr /b /c:":menu_" "%~f0""') do echo.  %%B  %%C
set choice=
echo.&set /p choice=Make a choice or hit ENTER to quit: ||GOTO:EOF
echo.&call:menu_%choice%
GOTO:menuLOOP

::-----------------------------------------------------------
:: menu functions follow below here
::-----------------------------------------------------------

:menu_A   ** UNINSTALL INFOR SOFTWARE **
CALL Z:\DLI-SCRIPTS\DLI-MENU-INFORUNINSTALL-64b.bat
GOTO:EOF

:menu_

:menu_1   INSTALL INFOR SOFTWARE
CALL Z:\DLI-SCRIPTS\DLI-MENU-1INSTALL-64b.bat
GOTO:EOF


:menu_1B   INSTALL WINDOWS SOFTWARE
CALL Z:\DLI-SCRIPTS\DLI-MENU-1BINSTALL-64b.bat
GOTO:EOF


:menu_

:menu_2   UNINSTALL SOFTWARE
copy /y "z:\DLI-SCRIPTS\REQUIRED-FILES\myuninst\myuninst.exe" "c:\dli\myuninst.exe"
copy /y "z:\DLI-SCRIPTS\REQUIRED-FILES\myuninst\myuninst.chm" "c:\dli\myuninst.chm"
c:\dli\myuninst.exe


GOTO:EOF

:menu_

:menu_3   REGISTRY TWEAKS
CALL Z:\DLI-SCRIPTS\DLI-MENU-3REGISTRY-64b.bat
GOTO:EOF

:menu_

:menu_4   AUDIT PC
START C:\WINDOWS\AUDIT.BAT
GOTO:EOF

:menu_

:menu_5   EMPTY
echo.Have some fun by adding some more code right here
GOTO:EOF

:menu_

:menu_6   LICENSE KEY TEXT FILE
NOTEPAD.EXE Z:\UTILSCD\STATICFILES\LICENSE_KEYS_MICROSOFT.TXT
GOTO:EOF

:menu_
:menu_



:menu_AL AUTOLOGON FOR ADMINISTRATOR (SET)
copy /y "Z:\DLI-SCRIPTS\AUTOLOGON\Autologon.exe" "c:\windows\autologon.exe"
Z:\DLI-SCRIPTS\AUTOLOGON\SET-AUTOLOGIN.vbs
GOTO:EOF

:menu_AR AUTOLOGON FOR ADMINISTRATOR (REMOVE)
copy /y "Z:\DLI-SCRIPTS\AUTOLOGON\Autologon.exe" "c:\windows\autologon.exe"
Z:\DLI-SCRIPTS\AUTOLOGON\REMOVE-AUTOLOGIN.vbs
GOTO:EOF


:menu_


:menu_
:menu_RB REBOOT THIS COMPUTER
START shutdown -f -r -t 2
GOTO:EOF

:menu_




:menu_99   CLEAR SCREEN
cls
GOTO:EOF



This is the code I used to elevate and it worked until I tried to call the other batch file

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
:: Automatically check & get admin rights
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
@echo off
CLS 
ECHO.
ECHO =============================
ECHO Running Admin shell
ECHO =============================

:checkPrivileges 
NET FILE 1>NUL 2>NUL
if '%errorlevel%' == '0' ( goto gotPrivileges ) else ( goto getPrivileges ) 

:getPrivileges 
if '%1'=='ELEV' (shift & goto gotPrivileges)  
ECHO. 
ECHO **************************************
ECHO Invoking UAC for Privilege Escalation 
ECHO **************************************

setlocal DisableDelayedExpansion
set "batchPath=%~0"
setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion
ECHO Set UAC = CreateObject^("Shell.Application"^) > "%temp%\OEgetPrivileges.vbs" 
ECHO UAC.ShellExecute "!batchPath!", "ELEV", "", "runas", 1 >> "%temp%\OEgetPrivileges.vbs" 
"%temp%\OEgetPrivileges.vbs" 
exit /B 

:gotPrivileges 
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
:START
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
setlocal & pushd .

call z:\dli-scripts\menu-64b_e.bat

Any help is appreciated.
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