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OS: Windows 7 Enterprise

PG is run via right clicking Windows Explorer when an executable is selected and selcting the Privilege Guard menu item.

Is there anyway to wrap this into a script\batch file so I don't have to remember to do this for certain apps?

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    I'd love to see an answer to this one. I had a look around in the registry but I couldn't work out what hook it is that controls this context menu item. – Oliver Jan 15 '16 at 11:44
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    Please accept @MatthewPeters answer. It is correct. Win 7 tested true – Kolob Canyon Dec 27 '16 at 17:02
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You can simple add avecto to the beginning of your call. For instance, if you want to run notepad.exe as avecto elevated, simply put the following in a .cmd file: avecto notepad.exe

Additionally, you can alter the shortcut properties by adding avecto as mentioned above.

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  • Can you please share the location of the avecto.exe – PrivatMamtora Apr 18 '17 at 19:01
  • Seems that avecto command is missing on latter versions, cannot find it anywhere – Fabio Marreco Aug 3 '17 at 20:06
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Since avecto.bat is not available anymore you can use a general program requesting elevation like Johannes Passing Elevate.exe. Then just use elevate as you has used avecto, e.g.

elevate prog.exe

or

elevate -k script.cmd

As a nice side effect it works in arbitrary environments.

Duplicate of Programmatically execute a program using Avecto Privilege Guard?

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  • This does not launch DefendPoint for me, it only pops up the UAC dialog asking for an admin account. Are Privilege Guard and DefendPoint two separate products? – Scott Kuhl Feb 3 '20 at 16:58

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