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UAC Elevation

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:48 pm
by MethosFrost
What is the best way to force UAC Elevation? I can do it using the code below in VBScript but once I convert to exe it won't work.

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If WScript.Arguments.length =0 Then
  Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
  objShell.ShellExecute "wscript.exe", Chr(34) & _
  WScript.ScriptFullName & Chr(34) & " uac", "", "runas", 1
Else
  'Code here
End If
I can alternately right-click and set the exe to "run as administrator" in the compatibility properties. But when I pass the exe file on to another PC the run as administrator is gone.

Any other way I try to elevate UAC I somehow get into an endless loop.

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:40 pm
by support
You need to add administrator manifest to exe file or place it it the same folder. Fox example:

example.exe
example.manifest

Manifest file should contains these strings:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0">
<!-- Identify the application security requirements. -->
<trustInfo xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3">
<security>
<requestedPrivileges>
<requestedExecutionLevel
level="requireAdministrator"
uiAccess="false"/>
</requestedPrivileges>
</security>
</trustInfo>
</assembly>