Is it possible to run a batch script as an administer? We need this to be done without any user interaction, so there can't be any password prompt or UAC popups - is this possible?


Assuming batch means some sort of windows then you could use the task scheduler to do this.


You can use a Joeware tool - CPAU.exe to accomplish this:

cpau.exe -u machinename\administrator -p secret_password -ex "path_to_a_program.exe" -lwop

This tool makes easy work of running a program in a privileged context on demand.


Assuming batch is refering to the UNIX command, you can issue batch commands as root user, too.

  • Given that he's referring to Administrator and UAC - he's not. – Driftpeasant Dec 12 '11 at 16:43

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