Add Run as Admin

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Add Run as Admin

20 Jun 2017, 09:29

Often times I need to run a script as admin. I have to do this manually since none of the options I've come across are viable.

Of course security is a big concern, so a password or some sort of security to prevent hacking is necessary, but it would help in a number of important cases to have that automatic ability.
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Re: Add Run as Admin

20 Jun 2017, 11:29

The Run documentation has this:
Try adding the following code at the top of your script:

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full_command_line := DllCall("GetCommandLine", "str")

if not (A_IsAdmin or RegExMatch(full_command_line, " /restart(?!\S)"))
        if A_IsCompiled
            Run *RunAs "%A_ScriptFullPath%" /restart
            Run *RunAs "%A_AhkPath%" /restart "%A_ScriptFullPath%"

MsgBox A_IsAdmin: %A_IsAdmin%`nCommand line: %full_command_line%
Tested on XP/W7/W8.1/W10, works with both compiled and non-compiled scripts.

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