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Windows 7: How to run a batch , .bat, flle as administrator

04 Oct 2013   #1
blockie

 
How to run a batch , .bat, flle as administrator

I run a batch file from the Windows scheduler and get an error 5, 'access denied'. If i run the batch file as administrator I have access and everything is OK except I must answer the UAC popup. The question is "How can I run the batch file from the scheduler with admin privileges and NOT have to answer the UAC question"?


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05 Oct 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello William,

You might see if using Option Five in the tutorial below on the .bat file to always have it "Run as administrator" may work when running it with Task Scheduler, but you'll still get the UAC prompt.
Run as Administrator
To not get the UAC prompt, you might see if using the method in the tutorial below to run the .bat set as above may help.
Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
Hope this helps.
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05 Oct 2013   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Try setting the "Run with highest privileges" checkbox on the general tab of the scheduled tasks properties.
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05 Oct 2013   #4
blockie

 

Brink,
I tried option 5 and the RUN AS ADMIN is greyed out and I cannot access it to put a check mark in it. I am the only user of this computer and do have admin privilege.
Bill
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05 Oct 2013   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

How does the elevated shortcut from the second tutorial run for you using the .bat as is when creating it?
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06 Oct 2013   #6
blockie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
How does the elevated shortcut from the second tutorial run for you using the .bat as is when creating it?
This is what I am trying to do.
1. Delete excess Macrium image backup files from my external HDD. The oldest ones first. I do this at night when the computer is on but unattended. The files I use to do this are contained in folder MyScripts on the desktop.see attached (capture.jpg)
2. The script in delmacimage.bat file is
"DELOLDER cd/D D:\macrium\images\*.mrimg /Keep:6"
The bat file does, in fact ,deletes the required number of files in the intended folder. When I put it in the schedular is where I get in trouble.
3. Security level is all permissions for user "everyone"


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06 Oct 2013   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you check "Run with highest privileges"?
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06 Oct 2013   #8
blockie

 

Yes. see attached (3 files)
The arguments for the Action tab are:
/c start "DELMACIMAGE.bat" "C:\Users\William\Desktop\MyScripts\"DELMACIMAGE.BAT "

The shortcut for this does not work. I don't get any error msg's but it does not delete any files either. The only thing that happens is the desktop "blinks" when I use the shortcut. Blink means it looks like a cmd window opens for a fraction of a second

DELMACIMAGE.BAT does delete the excess files. The cmd window opens and the action (deletion of files) can be seen.
The new shortcut just "blinks".


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06 Oct 2013   #9
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Did you start the Task Scheduler using the "Run as administrator" option (in the context menu)?
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Did the Task Scheduler ask for your Administrator password when you were finalising the task?

Does it make any difference if you change the user from "William" to "Administrator"?


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06 Oct 2013   #10
blockie

 

lehnerus2000

1. I did as the tutorial said.
2. Yes, I was asked for the password and I put it in.
3. William is an Administrater. But I will change it tomorrow. I also have a everyone user with full privilege.
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