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How to switch user rights within Batch file (de-elevation after elevation and back)?

I have a batch file that I need to run as Administrator, but within this batch file I need to run some commands as non-administrator, followed again by admin-commands. admin commands user commands ...
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Check for elevation at command prompt [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a way to authoritatively show whether a command prompt is running elevated or not, from the command prompt (CMD.exe), on a stock Windows installation. Most methods I've seen rely on ...
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How can I tell if my script is being run in elevated mode?

This is mainly to change the prompt for elevated shells in Cygwin. I need to know a fast command of either Windows or Cygwin that tells me whether i'm elevated in Windows 7.
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Query regarding UAC and editing files in Windows system folders

If I try to edit a text file in a system folder such as Program Files or Windows with Notepad (or an image with Paint, or... you get the idea) and then save it I get an "Access denied" error. Now I ...
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Can I set Ubuntu or Fedora to use a UAC-style prompt when something fails due to privileges?

Can I set Ubuntu or Fedora to use a UAC-style prompt when something fails due to privileges? As in, in Nautilus, when I open a .run installer and it requires root, can I have it automatically burst an ...
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How can I force elevation when working with security tab of file/folder properties in windows 7/2008?

In Windows 7 and above (maybe Vista), UAC comes to play when trying to assign permissions to files and folders via the security tab in file/folder properties. If I am a member of local administrators ...
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Problems elevating permissions while running a batch (CMD) file

I’ve put together a batch (CMD) file that we use to check various things on select servers. What is posted below is almost everything (minus sensitive info). If launched with the proper command ...
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Find Out the TrustLevel of a Running Process

I can run processes with a specific TrustLevel like this: RunAs /TrustLevel:0x20000 process.exe But, how do I find out the TrustLevel of a process that is already running? Is there any app ...
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Run process which “requires” elevation as non-elevated process or make it “think” it's “elevated”?

I have application which I don't want to tamper with my system settings, they require me to run them as administrator but I don't want that. I am 100% sure the applications will work without elevated ...
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Generic way to allow drag and drop to an elevated process? [duplicate]

On Windows 7 (and I think also Vista) an elevated process will not by default accept items dragged and dropped onto it. I have a few programs which I have to run elevated, which is nicely accomplished ...
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I get no elevate dialog anymore

Whenever I launch a program, try to save files in 'C:\Program Files' and more, I don't get the Administrator Privileges dialog anymore. (Started about a month ago) I can't run the chrome flash plugin ...
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Current user (not admin) appears in “Run as Administator”

When I try to run some program as administrator, I always get dialog box asking me to choose user and type password. But I also get it with normal user, say, George. Moreover, I have logged in as ...
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Is there a tool that will automatically fix programs requesting elevation when they don't need it

I have heard of the external manifest trick to get programs not to ask for elevation when they really don't need it. Is there a program that will automatically modify or add a manifest to an ...
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Windows 8 Task Manager without elevating?

In Windows Vista and Windows 7, the task manager ran non-elevated, and you didn't face a UAC prompt unless you chose "View Processes of All Users". In Windows 8 Preview, out of the box the Task ...
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Start elevated command prompt in %UserProfile% directory by default?

When I start an elevated Command Prompt in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, the initial directory is the %SystemRoot%\system32 directory. This is the default Windows behavior, and is not a problem ...
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How to deny elevation to a program?

Does Windows have a "automatically deny elevation request" list? If a user is a "standard user", it is possible to have Windows automatically deny any elevation requests by changing the ...
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Windows Task Manager: How to see elevation status? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tell whether a process is running with administrator permissions? Windows 7 Task Manager, Processes tab. When I run a programm, batch ... elevated (run as ...
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I want to make an item on a Windows 7 Jump List run as administrator

Only occasionally I have to open a Visual Studio project with a VS instance running under admin. This is a little inconvenient because I can't use the short-cut for that project in the VS Jump List. ...
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How do I use RUNAS with the Administrator account disabled in Windows 7

My user account is an administrator account (well in the Administrator group technically). As I understand this I am always running in the standard user context except when elevation is required, ...
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Is there a way to extract elevation data from Google Earth?

I'm searching for a way to get "elevation" data from Google Earth maps in a file and then to do level curves. Do you know one?
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How do I easily elevate when running a .jar file?

When trying to run an installer Jar file, I am getting an error saying that write access is denied to create a directory under the Program Files folder. Right click -> Run as Administrator is not ...
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Force running a program as non-administrator in Vista

I've just installed, on Vista 32-bit, a program which in my opinion shouldn't require administrator rights. It's not installed in a system directory, and its purpose shouldn't obviously require any ...
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Windows 7 - Opening files from Windows Explorer with Elevated Permissions?

I've just started using Windows 7 and am instantly finding one aspect pretty annoying. When I open certain files from Windows Explorer / Windows Search results etc then I then cannot save them as it ...
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Install Office software on a standard user account automatically

If I know the Administrator account name and password on a Windows 7 computer, would it be possible to create an Office 2010 install CD that would "silently" install Office 2010 on a standard user ...
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Using Command Prompt arguments to run a file (with arguments) as an administrator?

I am making the menu items called Lock for Microsoft's BitLocker. I've got it all right up to one point: locking HDD partitions requires administrator privileges. How do I use process paths or CMD or ...
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Starting an elevated command prompt from a folder's context menu in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Easiest way to get right-click “Open command window here” with admin priveleges in Windows 7 Windows 7 will display an 'Open command prompt here' context ...
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How to run a command as administrator in Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: is there any ‘Sudo’ command for windows ? I want to run a console program in Windows, but it required administrative privileges. So, I can right click the ...
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Run program as admin without entering credentials? (Automatic Win7 elevation)

I'm working on my systems without admin rights, but I'd like to start sysinternals process explorer as full admin to have some debug access on my machine. Right now I run procexp.exe with parameter ...
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Cannot 'run as administrator' from desktop shortcuts in Windows 7!

On my Windows 7 system I can select a program shortcut in the start menu, right click on it and select 'Run as administrator'. I then get the confirmation prompt and the application starts up with ...
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How to access network shares from an elevated process in Windows 7?

With UAC set to the Default level, it is not possible in Windows 7 to access mapped network folders from an administrative command prompt or any other elevated process. This leads to unwanted errors, ...
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Allow Standard user to run program requiring UAC elevation

I need a standard or limited Windows 7 user to be able to run an application (Fallout Mod Manager) which requires UAC elevation. I've tried the Application Compatibilty Toolkit, but that did not work ...
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How to tell Windows 7 that an application does not need to run with admin rights? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent elevation (UAC) for an application that doesn't need it I am using an application that was written before Windows Vista/Windows 7. Windows has decided that ...
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How can to manually change the default (suggested / favourite) users of the Windows UAC dialog?

Whenever I want elevated rights (via the Windows 7 User Access Control dialog), I need to input the [LaptopLocalName]\administrator. Because the user is in the domain, you cannot even just type ...
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Vista Command Prompt: Elevated

What command can I use to confirm that I am running the command prompt elevated and what command can I use to force a program to run elevated from the command prompt?
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How can I get the UAC/elevation prompt to remember my local username?

I want to be able to run as a non-admin domain account for normal work and be prompted for elevation when needed. This is fine when not in a domain as the elevation prompt remembers my user name and I ...
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Elevated Priviliges for Startup Applications in Vista

Is there any way to configure application that requires administrator privilages (elevation) so it's automatically started with elevated privileges and does not request elevation on every startup? ...