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Windows 7: batch files - run as administrator

24 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
batch files - run as administrator

I am a software developer (dot net). Until recently I did all my work in the XP environment. I developed a utility library that goes into the global assembly cache. In the XP world this was easy.

I write some .bat files that called the gacutil.exe and passed it the appropriate parameters.

gacutil.exe is a command line app, so right-clicking in Explorer and selecting run as administrator does no good.

I use .bat files because the path to gacutil.exe is a mile long, and the path to the library to register is a mile long. Typing the paths by hand every time is very tedious and very error prone.

How can I run the utility with administrator privileges?


My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Apr 2010   #2


Run from a cmd window launched as admin.

As for the long path... why not create an environment variable for the path, or "set path" ?

(Option Four) Run as Administrator

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24 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

You could use the "Runas" command at the beginning of your batch file. See this.

Command-line Argument for Admin Rights
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro

Great information from both of you!
Thank you very much.
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