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Run as administrator

  • I am trying to get a simple batch script to run as administrator.

    slmgr.vbs /ato

    cd c:\program files\microsoft office\office14

    cscript ospp.vbs /act

    I have this saved in a bat file and it copies to the temp directory but does not run as administrator. Any suggestions?

  • First, keep in mind that vbs files aren't executable. If you are calling them from a batch script I'd recommend calling the interpreter directly so you can be 100% certain which one it will use, cscript.exe or wscript.exe.

    To answer your actual question, I have started using hstart.exe to launch executables to ensure they request elevated permissions. I've had significantly more luck with this than about any other method I've tried.


    I in no way work for that company, but have used it to get powershell scripts to work among other many other things.