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Elevate UAC / Admin rights for a batch file!

A great tool for all system administrators!

@echo off

:: BatchGotAdmin
REM  --> Check for permissions
>nul 2>&1 "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\cacls.exe" "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\config\system"

REM --> If error flag set, we do not have admin.
if '%errorlevel%' NEQ '0' (
    echo Requesting administrative privileges...
    goto UACPrompt
) else ( goto gotAdmin )

    echo Set UAC = CreateObject^("Shell.Application"^) > "%temp%\getadmin.vbs"
    echo UAC.ShellExecute "%~s0", "", "", "runas", 1 >> "%temp%\getadmin.vbs"

    exit /B

    if exist "%temp%\getadmin.vbs" ( del "%temp%\getadmin.vbs" )
    pushd "%CD%"
    CD /D "%~dp0"


Save the whole thing as install.bat
Now with WinRAR (yes go and install it), Right click install.bat and select “Add to archive…”
Under Archiving Options select: Create SFX archive
Click on the Comment tab (across the top)
Enter the following:


If you want to add a pretty icon etc, thats done under the Advanced tab.
Click OK and your Done!

Now your practically unstoppable, Admin Rights and an executable file - Your life just got so much easier!

Link back for the WinRAR exe
Regards to this guy for BatchGotAdmin!