Category: UAC

Running VBScripts with UAC Elevation

User1 Task Manager Notepad Process Results

Overview Since the introduction of User Account Control (UAC), scripts do not run with administrator privileges despite being a local administrator.  You must elevate your script to run with administrator privileges. I’ll start by showing you a simple example.  The script below will list all of the processes on the local computer as well as …

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‘========================================================================= ‘ ElevateWscript.vbs ‘ VERSION: 1.0 ‘ AUTHOR: Brian Steinmeyer ‘ EMAIL: [email protected] ‘ WEB: ‘ DATE: 1/25/2012 ‘ COMPATIBLE: Windows Vista, Server 2008, and Above ‘ COMMENTS: Since the introduction of UAC in Windows, despite being an ‘ administrator you may still need to run a script with elevated ‘ privileges. For example …

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