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How to Run Windows Batch Script as Administrator by Default?

I have a batch script that needs to execute as administrator. Using "Run as administrator" using the in the pop-up menu works, but the batch file is meant for drag-and-dropping folder onto. When a folder is dropped onto it, it is executed, but without the administrator privilege. Is there a way to make it execute as administrator?

JJ
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:31:39 +0300

Here is a partial work-around that works in "some" cases, but not others...

1. Create a Windows shortcut for the batch script.
2. Right click on the shortcut.
3. Click on the "Properties" menu option.
4. Click on the "Advanced..." button.
5. Enable "Run as administrator" (see screen shot below).
6. Click on the "OK" button in the advanced properties dialog.
7. Click on the "OK" button in the properties dialog.

Now your script will always execute with as administrator. For your purpose, this trick will work for anything you drag-and-drop onto it, where the object path does not include a space. But if your object path contains one or more spaces, the operation will fail. This problem seems to be a bug at the Windows OS level, so you can't fix it in your script. The problem issue never gets to your script.

Good luck. Let us know if this trick works for you.

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Seth
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:55:22 +0300

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