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Batch script: how to check for admin rights

How do I check if the current batch script has admin rights?


I know how to make it call itself with runas but not how to check for admin rights. The only solutions I've seen are crude hack jobs or use
external programs. Well, actually I don't care if it is a hack job as long as it works on Windows XP and newer.
windows

batch-file

cmd

admin

edited Jan 14 '13 at 8:24

asked Oct 29 '10 at 12:35

a_horse_with_no_name

flacs

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after you can change the right : [How to request Administrator access inside a batch file][1] [1]:
stackoverflow.com/questions/1894967/ Alban Apr 17 '13 at 15:22
Look here: "How can I auto-elevate my script or check for admin rights?" Matt Dec 3 '13 at 8:25
[stackoverflow.com/questions/4051883/ [1]: stackoverflow.com/questions/4051883/ Amr Ali Nov 23
'14 at 0:02

18 Answers

Issues
blak3r / Rushyo's solution works fine for everything except Windows 8. Running
8 results in:

AT

on Windows

The AT command has been deprecated. Please use schtasks.exe instead.


The request is not supported.

(see screenshot #1) and will return

%errorLevel% 1.

Research
So, I went searching for other commands that require elevated permissions.
rationallyparanoid.com had a list of a few, so I ran each command on the two opposite extremes
of current Windows OSs (XP and 8) in the hopes of finding a command that would be denied
access on both OSs when run with standard permissions.
Eventually, I did find one -

NET SESSION.

A true, clean, universal solution that doesn't involve:

the creation of or interaction with data in secure locations


analyzing data returned from

FOR

loops

searching strings for "Administrator"


using

AT

(Windows 8 incompatible) or

WHOAMI

(Windows XP incompatible).

Each of which have their own security, usability, and portability issues.

Testing
I've independently confirmed that this works on:
Windows XP, x86
Windows XP, x64
Windows Vista, x86

15

Windows Vista, x64


Windows 7, x86
Windows 7, x64
Windows 8, x86
Windows 8, x64
(see screenshot #2)

Implementation / Usage
So, to use this solution, simply do something like this:
@echo off
goto check_Permissions
:check_Permissions
echo Administrative permissions required. Detecting permissions...
net session >nul 2>&1
if %errorLevel% == 0 (
echo Success: Administrative permissions confirmed.
) else (
echo Failure: Current permissions inadequate.
)
pause >nul

Available here, if you're lazy:


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/27573003/Distribution/Binaries/check_Permissions.bat

Explanation
NET SESSION is a standard command used to "manage server computer connections. Used
without parameters, [it] displays information about all sessions with the local computer."

So, here's the basic process of my given implementation:


1.

@echo off

Disable displaying of commands


2.

goto check_Permissions

Jump to the
3.

:check_Permissions

code block

net session >nul 2>&1

Run command
Hide visual output of command by
1. Redirecting the standard output (numeric handle 1 /

STDOUT)

stream to

2. Redirecting the standard error output stream (numeric handle 2 /


same destination as numeric handle 1
4.

nul

STDERR)

to the

if %errorLevel% == 0

If the value of the exit code ( %errorLevel%) is 0 then this means that no errors have
occurred and, therefore, the immediate previous command ran successfully
5.

else

If the value of the exit code ( %errorLevel%) is not 0 then this means that errors have
occurred and, therefore, the immediate previous command ran unsuccessfully
6. The code between the respective parenthesis will be executed depending on which criteria is
met

Screenshots
Windows 8

AT %errorLevel%:

NET SESSION

on Windows XP x86 - Windows 8 x64:

Thank you, @Tilka, for changing your accepted answer to mine. :)


edited Apr 5 '13 at 8:21

community wiki
12 revs
Ben Hooper

+1 Awesome job! Good research. Your post should deserves to be new accepted answer. blak3r Aug 28
'12 at 5:12

good job buddy.....thanks +1 Sandy Jan 11 '13 at 13:19

This solution normally works great, but if the "Server" (LanmanServer) service is stopped, the error code for
"Server service has not been started" is the same error code that you get for "Access is denied" resulting in
a false negative. In other words, there are cases where you can run this check with administrative privileges
and it will return the same error as it would without those privileges. Lectrode Nov 16 '13 at 3:51

@Lectrode I've posted an alternative solution which doesn't have the same issue:
stackoverflow.com/questions/4051883/ and31415 Jan 22 '14 at 23:04

This code returns a false positive (at least on Windows 7) if the user is a Power User. A Power User can
also "elevate" and then run net session successfully (ERRORLEVEL = 0) - but they don't actually have
admin rights. Using openfiles (see answer by Lucretius below) doesn't have this problem. E M Jan 14
at 17:32

Anders solution worked for me but I wasn't sure how to invert it to get the opposite (when you
weren't an admin).
Here's my solution. It has two cases an IF and ELSE case, and some ascii art to ensure people
actually read it. :)

M inimal Version
Rushyo posted this solution here: How to detect if CMD is running as Administrator/has elevated
privileges?
NET SESSION >nul 2>&1
IF %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 (
ECHO Administrator PRIVILEGES Detected!
) ELSE (
ECHO NOT AN ADMIN!
)

Version which adds an Error M essages, Pauses, and Exits

@rem ----[ This code block detects if the script is being running with admin
PRIVILEGES If it isn't it pauses and then quits]------echo OFF
NET SESSION >nul 2>&1
IF %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 (
ECHO Administrator PRIVILEGES Detected!
) ELSE (
echo ######## ######## ######## ####### ########
echo ##
##
## ##
## ##
## ##
##
echo ##
##
## ##
## ##
## ##
##
echo ###### ######## ######## ##
## ########
echo ##
## ## ## ## ##
## ## ##
echo ##
##
## ##
## ##
## ##
##
echo ######## ##
## ##
## ####### ##
##
echo.
echo.
echo ####### ERROR: ADMINISTRATOR PRIVILEGES REQUIRED #########
echo This script must be run as administrator to work properly!
echo If you're seeing this after clicking on a start menu icon, then right click
on the shortcut and select "Run As Administrator".
echo ##########################################################
echo.
PAUSE
EXIT /B 1
)
@echo ON

Works on WinXP --> Win8 (including 32/64 bit versions).


EDIT: 8/28/2012 Updated to support Windows 8. @BenHooper pointed this out in his
answer below. Please upvote his answer.
edited Dec 28 '12 at 23:56

answered Jan 24 '12 at 22:47


blak3r
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AT doesn't work on Windows 8, but I've found a better solution. I've posted it as an answer here, actually:
stackoverflow.com/questions/4051883/ (or you could just scroll down, whatever). mythofechelon Aug 16
'12 at 21:27

I wonder if two lines of if %errorLevel% == / EQU on first code-block is a TYPO.. please correct.
Ujjwal Singh Sep 4 '12 at 8:13
@UjjwalSingh It sure was. Thanks for catching. I've updated it. blak3r Sep 4 '12 at 23:05
Might want to replace the "Rushyo posted this solution here" with your comment about me now that you're
using my solution? :) mythofechelon Jan 16 '13 at 0:14
Doesn't work for the Domain Admins Group added to Administrators Group in the local machine and login
with the domain Admin user. M.C.Rohith Jan 17 '13 at 10:00

>nul 2>&1 "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\cacls.exe" "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\config\system"&&(


echo admin...
)

answered Oct 29 '10 at 18:51


Anders
40.6k

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77

It seems that in some cases the test always failed, even after being elevated. In my case when the script
was called by my application. boileau Feb 13 '12 at 16:01

More issues
As pointed out by @Lectrode, if you try to run the net session command while the Server
service is stopped, you receive the following error message:
The Server service is not started.
More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2114

In this case the

%errorLevel%

variable will be set to

2.

Note The Server service is not started while in Safe Mode (with or without networking).

Looking for an alternative


Something that:
can be run out of the box on Windows XP and later (32 and 64 bit);

doesn't touch the registry or any system file/folder;


works regardless of the system locale;
gives correct results even in Safe Mode.
So I booted a vanilla Windows XP virtual machine and I started scrolling through the list of
applications in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, trying to get some ideas. After trials and errors,
this is the dirty (pun intended) approach I've come up with:
fsutil dirty query %systemdrive% >nul

The fsutil dirty command requires admin rights to run, and will fail otherwise. %systemdrive%
is an environment variable which returns the drive letter where the operating system is installed.
The output is redirected to nul, thus ignored. The %errorlevel% variable will be set to 0 only
upon successful execution.
Here is what the documentation says:

Fsutil dirty
Queries or sets a volume's dirty bit. When a volume's dirty bit is set, autochk automatically
checks the volume for errors the next time the computer is restarted.

Syntax
fsutil dirty {query | set} <VolumePath>

Parameters
query
set
<VolumePath>

Queries the specified volume's dirty bit.


Sets the specified volume's dirty bit.
Specifies the drive name followed by a colon or GUID.

Remarks
A volume's dirty bit indicates that the file system may be in an inconsistent state. The dirty bit
can be set because:
The volume is online and it has outstanding changes.
Changes were made to the volume and the computer was shut down before the changes
were committed to the disk.
Corruption was detected on the volume.
If the dirty bit is set when the computer restarts, chkdsk runs to verify the file system integrity
and to attempt to fix any issues with the volume.

Examples
To query the dirty bit on drive C, type:
fsutil dirty query C:

Further research
While the solution above works from Windows XP onwards, it's worth adding that Windows 2000
and Windows PE (Preinstalled Environment) don't come with fsutil.exe, so we have to resort
to something else.
During my previous tests I noticed that running the
either result in:

sfc

command without any parameters would

an error, if you didn't have enough privileges;


a list of the available parameters and their usage.
That is: no parameters, no party . The idea is that we can parse the output and check if we got
anything but an error:
sfc 2>&1 | find /i "/SCANNOW" >nul

The error output is first redirected to the standard output, which is then piped to the find
command. At this point we have to look for the only parameter that is supported in all Windows
version since Windows 2000: /SCANNOW. The search is case insensitive, and the output is
discarded by redirecting it to nul.
Here's an excerpt from the documentation:

Sfc
Scans and verifies the integrity of all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions
with correct versions.

Remarks
You must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group to run sfc.exe.

Sample Usage
Here are some paste-and-run examples:

Windows XP and later


@echo off
call :isAdmin
if %errorlevel% == 0 (
echo Running with admin rights.
) else (
echo Error: Access denied.
)
pause >nul
exit /b
:isAdmin
fsutil dirty query %systemdrive% >nul
exit /b

Windows 2000 / Windows PE


@echo off
call :isAdmin
if %errorlevel% == 0 (
echo Running with admin rights.
) else (
echo Error: Access denied.
)
pause >nul
exit /b
:isAdmin
sfc 2>&1 | find /i "/SCANNOW" >nul
exit /b

Applies to
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
--Windows PE
edited Jan 22 '14 at 23:11

answered Jan 22 '14 at 22:55


and31415
225

+1 Excellent solutions. The SFC solution in particular seems to be a reliable check for all of the operating
systems in question. If I come across any issues using either of these I will report them here. Lectrode
Jan 23 '14 at 3:53
For anyone looking to use the SFC check for all systems, you need to get a bit creative. For some reason,
starting with Windows 8 SFC outputs single characters only. In order to successfully parse the output, you
need to do the following: setlocal enabledelayedexpansion for /f "tokens=* delims=" %%s in
('sfc 2^>^&1^|MORE') do @set "output=!output!%%s" echo "%output%"|findstr /I
/C:"/scannow">nul 2>&1 (3 separate lines). This should work on Windows 2000 through Windows 2012

R2. On a side note, I prefer FINDSTR because it generally processes things more quickly than FIND.
Lectrode Jan 23 '14 at 8:46
Great work, @and31415! I haven't personally tested your fsutil solution yet but, from what I can see, it
seems a lot more flexible than my solution. Although, not quite as elegant, maybe. ;) I'm glad to see that,
between us, we're getting an excellent, easy, and flexible admin-detection solution pinned down. :)

mythofechelon Jan 23 '14 at 10:32


When running FSUTIL you can leave out the drive letter and just run fsutil dirty query >nul when
elevated this returns some help text and %errorlevel%=0 ss64 Apr 10 at 17:07

alternative solution:
@echo off
pushd %SystemRoot%
openfiles.exe 1>nul 2>&1
if not %errorlevel% equ 0 (
Echo here you are not administrator!
) else (
Echo here you are administrator!
)
popd
Pause

edited Jun 17 '14 at 18:43

answered Jun 17 '14 at 17:43


Lucretius
71

Could you add an explanation to your answer? bjb568 Jun 17 '14 at 18:24
corrected more detail ... Lucretius Jun 17 '14 at 18:44

While this code might answer the question you should add some explanation on why it does so.
PlasmaHH Jun 17 '14 at 20:01

Yes! This works correctly even when the user is a Power User (unlike "net session"). There is no need for
the pushd/popd, though. Just running openfiles and checking ERRORLEVEL is enough. E M Jan 14
at 17:29

Not only check but GETTING admin rights automatically


aka Automatic UAC for Win 7/8/8.1 ff.: The following is a really cool one with one more feature:
This batch snippet does not only check for admin rights, but gets them automatically! (and tests
before, if living on an UAC capable OS.)
With this trick you dont need longer to right klick on your batch file "with admin rights". If you have
forgotten, to start it with elevated rights, UAC comes up automatically! Moreoever, at first it is
tested, if the OS needs/provides UAC, so it behaves correct e.g. for Win 2000/XP until Win 8.1tested.
@echo off
REM Quick test for Windows generation: UAC aware or not ; all OS before NT4 ignored
for simplicity
SET NewOSWith_UAC=YES
VER | FINDSTR /IL "5." > NUL
IF %ERRORLEVEL% == 0 SET NewOSWith_UAC=NO
VER | FINDSTR /IL "4." > NUL
IF %ERRORLEVEL% == 0 SET NewOSWith_UAC=NO

REM Test if Admin


CALL NET SESSION >nul 2>&1
IF NOT %ERRORLEVEL% == 0 (
if /i "%NewOSWith_UAC%"=="YES" (
rem Start batch again with UAC
echo Set UAC = CreateObject^("Shell.Application"^) > "%temp%\getadmin.vbs"
echo UAC.ShellExecute "%~s0", "", "", "runas", 1 >> "%temp%\getadmin.vbs"
"%temp%\getadmin.vbs"
del "%temp%\getadmin.vbs"
exit /B
)
rem Program will now start again automatically with admin rights!
rem pause
goto :eof
)

The snippet merges some good batch patterns together, especially (1) the admin test in this
thread by Ben Hooper and (2) the UAC activation read on BatchGotAdmin and cited on the batch
site by robvanderwoude (respect). (3) For the OS identificaton by "VER | FINDSTR pattern" I just
don't find the reference.)
(Concerning some very minor restrictions, when "NET SESSION" do not work as mentioned in
another answer- feel free to insert another of those commands. For me running in Windows safe
mode or special standard services down and such are not an important use cases- for some
admins maybe they are.)
edited Jul 30 at 16:21

answered Feb 6 '13 at 12:39

Philm
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11

The following tries to create a file in the Windows directory. If it suceeds it will remove it.
copy /b/y NUL %WINDIR%\06CF2EB6-94E6-4a60-91D8-AB945AE8CF38 >NUL 2>&1
if errorlevel 1 goto:nonadmin
del %WINDIR%\06CF2EB6-94E6-4a60-91D8-AB945AE8CF38 >NUL 2>&1
:admin
rem here you are administrator
goto:eof
:nonadmin
rem here you are not administrator
goto:eof

Note that 06CF2EB6-94E6-4a60-91D8-AB945AE8CF38 is a GUID that was generated today and


it is assumed to be improbable to conflict with an existing filename.
edited Jan 14 '13 at 8:00

answered Oct 29 '10 at 12:49


Benoit
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+1 because the accepted answer caused infinitely many command windows to be opened when the script
was called from my application. boileau Feb 13 '12 at 15:58
+1 for speed (this is a lot faster) orlp Jan 13 '13 at 18:53

I have two ways of checking for privileged access, both are pretty reliable, and very portable
across almost every windows version.

Try to create a folder inside the Windows folder


set guid=%random%%random%-%random%-%random%-%random%-%random%%random%%random%
mkdir %WINDIR%\%guid%>nul 2>&1
rmdir %WINDIR%\%guid%>nul 2>&1
IF %ERRORLEVEL%==0 (
ECHO PRIVILEGED!
) ELSE (
ECHO NOT PRIVILEGED!
)

I think this is very reliable, because this commands are there since forever, and as @Dan said
"net session" can be disabled.

Try to write to Windows registry


REG ADD HKLM /F>nul 2>&1
IF %ERRORLEVEL%==0 (
ECHO PRIVILEGED!
) ELSE (
ECHO NOT PRIVILEGED!
)

If you try to create a key on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE using default permissions you'll get
Access Denied and the ERRORLEVEL == 1, but if you run as Admin, it will print "command
executed successfully" and ERRORLEVEL == 0. Since the key already exists it have no effect
on the registry. This is probably the fastest way, and the REG is there for a long time, however
this behavior or the REG command may change in the future. And it's not avaliable on pre NT.

Full script example...


On my scripts I usually use in this way
@echo off
:main
echo.
echo. Clear Temp Files script
echo.
call :requirePrivilegies
rem Do something that require privilegies
del %temp%\*.*
pause>nul

goto :eof

:requirePrivilegies
set guid=%random%%random%-%random%-%random%-%random%-%random%%random%%random%
mkdir %WINDIR%\%guid%>nul 2>&1
rmdir %WINDIR%\%guid%>nul 2>&1
IF NOT %ERRORLEVEL%==0 (
echo ########## ERROR: ADMINISTRATOR PRIVILEGES REQUIRED ###########
echo # This script must be run as administrator to work properly! #
echo # Right click on the script and select "Run As Administrator" #
echo ###############################################################
pause>nul
exit
)
goto :eof

edited Sep 8 '13 at 3:20

answered Apr 27 '13 at 4:57


Vitim.us
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29

52

Some servers disable services that the command "net session" requires. This results in the
admin check always saying you don't have admin rights when you may have.
edited Mar 14 '13 at 7:37

answered Mar 14 '13 at 5:43


Dan
21

one more way


fltmc >nul 2>&1 && (
echo has admin permissions
) || (
echo has NOT admin permissions
)
fltmc command is available on every windows system since XP so this should be
pretty portable.

answered Feb 1 at 22:41


npocmaka
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whoami /groups | find "S-1-16-12288" > nul


if not errorlevel 1 (
echo ... connected as admin
)

answered Jan 15 '12 at 18:56


Totonga
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Problem here is, that you check whether the user has admin rights. But the batch script could run without
admin rights. tanascius Mar 23 '12 at 10:30

Plus whoami isn't supported in Windows XP. mythofechelon Aug 16 '12 at 15:14
Also whoami /groups has an edge case where you get the wrong information. See
stackoverflow.com/questions/4051883/ zumalifeguard Jun 18 at 17:25

Here's my 2-pennies worth:


I needed a batch to run within a Domain environment during the user login process, within a
'workroom' environment, seeing users adhere to a "lock-down" policy and restricted view (mainly
distributed via GPO sets).
A Domain GPO set is applied before an AD user linked login script Creating a GPO login script
was too per-mature as the users "new" profile hadn't been created/loaded/or ready in time to
apply a "remove and/or Pin" taskbar and Start Menu items vbscript + add some local files.
e.g.: The proposed 'default-user' profile environment requires a ".URL' (.lnk) shortcut placed
within the "%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs*MyNewOWA.url*", and
the "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\*MyNewOWA.url*" locations, amongst other items
The users have multiple machines within the domain, where only these set 'workroom' PCs

require these policies.


These folders require 'Admin' rights to modify, and although the 'Domain User' is part of the local
'Admin' group - UAC was the next challenge.
Found various adaptations and amalgamated here. I do have some users with BYOD devices as
well that required other files with perm issues. Have not tested on XP (a little too old an OS), but
the code is present, would love feed back.
:: -----------------------------------------------------------------------:: You have a royalty-free right to use, modify, reproduce and distribute
:: the Sample Application Files (and/or any modified version) in any way
:: you find useful, provided that you agree that the author provides
:: no warranty, obligations or liability for any Sample Application Files.
:: -----------------------------------------------------------------------::
********************************************************************************
::* Sample batch script to demonstrate the usage of RunAs.cmd
::*
::* File:
RunAs.cmd
::* Date:
12/10/2013
::* Version:
1.0.2
::*
::* Main Function: Verifies status of 'bespoke' Scripts ability to 'Run As Admin'
::*
elevated privileges and without UAC prompt
::*
::* Usage:
Run RunAs.cmd from desired location
::*
Bespoke.cmd will be created and called from C:\Utilities location
::*
Choose whether to delete the script after its run by removing outcomment
::*
(::) before the 'Del /q Bespoke.cmd' command
::*
::* Distributed under a "GNU GPL" type basis.
::*
::* Revisions:
::* 1.0.0 - 08/10/2013 - Created.
::* 1.0.1 - 09/10/2013 - Include new path creation.
::* 1.0.2 - 12/10/2013 - Modify/shorten UAC disable process for Admins
::*
::* REFERENCES:
::* Sample "*.inf" secpol.msc export from Wins 8 x64 @ bottom,
::* Would be default but for 'no password complexities'
::*
::* To recreate UAC default:
::* Goto:Secpol, edit out Exit, modify .inf set, export as "Wins8x64.inf"
::* and import using secedit cmd provided
::*
::
********************************************************************************
@echo off & cls
color 9F
Title RUN AS
Setlocal
:: Verify local folder availability for script
IF NOT EXIST C:\Utilities (
mkdir C:\Utilities & GOTO:GenBatch
) ELSE (
Goto:GenBatch
)
:GenBatch
c:
cd\
cd C:\Utilities
IF NOT EXIST C:\Utilities\Bespoke.cmd (
GOTO:CreateBatch
) ELSE (
Goto:RunBatch
)
:CreateBatch
Echo. >Bespoke.cmd
Echo :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------->>Bespoke.cmd
Echo :: You have a royalty-free right to use, modify, reproduce and distribute
>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo :: the Sample Application Files (and/or any modified version) in any way
>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo :: you find useful, provided that you agree that the author provides
>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo :: has no warranty, obligations or liability for any Sample Application
Files. >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------->>Bespoke.cmd
Echo. >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::
********************************************************************************
>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* Sample batch script to demonstrate the usage of Bespoke.cmd
>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* File:
Bespoke.cmd >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* Date:
10/10/2013 >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* Version:
1.0.1 >>Bespoke.cmd

Echo ::* >>Bespoke.cmd


Echo ::* Main Function: Allows for running of Bespoke batch with elevated rights
and no future UAC 'pop-up' >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* Usage:
Called and created by RunAs.cmd run from desired
location >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::*
Found in the C:\Utilities folder >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* Distributed under a "GNU GPL" type basis. >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* Revisions: >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* 1.0.0 - 09/10/2013 - Created. >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* 1.0.1 - 10/10/2013 - Modified, added ability to temp disable UAC pop-up
warning. >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* REFERENCES: >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* Exit code (%%^ErrorLevel%%) 0 - No errors have occurred, i.e. immediate
previous command ran successfully >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* Exit code (%%^ErrorLevel%%) 1 - Errors occurred, i.e. immediate previous
command ran Unsuccessfully >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* MS OS version check >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* http://msdn.microsoft.com/enus/library/windows/desktop/ms724833%28v=vs.85%29.aspx >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* Copying to certain folders and running certain apps require elevated
perms >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* Even with 'Run As ...' perms, UAC still pops up. >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* To run a script or application in the Windows Shell >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* http://ss64.com/vb/shellexecute.html >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* Machines joined to a corporate Domain should have the UAC feature set
from, and >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* pushed out from a DC GPO policy >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* e.g.: 'Computer Configuration - Policies - Windows Settings - Security
Settings - >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* Local Policies/Security Options - User Account Control - >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* Policy: User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for
administrators >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::*
in Admin Approval Mode Setting: Elevate without prompting
>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::* >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ::
********************************************************************************
>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo.>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo @Echo off ^& cls>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo color 9F>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo Title RUN AS ADMIN>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo Setlocal>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo.>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo Set "_OSVer=">>Bespoke.cmd
Echo Set "_OSVer=UAC">>Bespoke.cmd
Echo VER ^| FINDSTR /IL "5." ^>NUL>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo IF %%^ErrorLevel%%==0 SET "_OSVer=PreUAC">>Bespoke.cmd
Echo IF %%^_OSVer%%==PreUAC Goto:XPAdmin>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo.>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo :: Check if machine part of a Domain or within a Workgroup environment
>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo Set "_DomainStat=">>Bespoke.cmd
Echo Set "_DomainStat=%%USERDOMAIN%%">>Bespoke.cmd
Echo If /i %%^_DomainStat%% EQU %%^computername%% (>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo Goto:WorkgroupMember>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ) ELSE (>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo Set "_DomainStat=DomMember" ^& Goto:DomainMember>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo )>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo.>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo :WorkgroupMember>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo :: Verify status of Secpol.msc 'ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin' Reg key
>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo reg query
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v
ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin ^| Find /i "0x0">>Bespoke.cmd
Echo.>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo If %%^ErrorLevel%%==0 (>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo
Goto:BespokeBuild>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ) Else (>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo
Goto:DisUAC>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo )>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo :DisUAC>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo :XPAdmin>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo :DomainMember>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo :: Get ADMIN Privileges, Start batch again, modify UAC
ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin reg if needed >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo ^>nul ^2^>^&1 ^"^%%^SYSTEMROOT%%\system32\cacls.exe^"^
^"^%%^SYSTEMROOT%%\system32\config\system^">>Bespoke.cmd
Echo.>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo IF ^'^%%^Errorlevel%%^'^ NEQ '0' (>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo
echo Set objShell = CreateObject^^("Shell.Application"^^) ^>
^"^%%^temp%%\getadmin.vbs^">>Bespoke.cmd
Echo
echo objShell.ShellExecute ^"^%%~s0^"^, "", "", "runas", 1 ^>^>
^"^%%^temp%%\getadmin.vbs^">>Bespoke.cmd
Echo
^"^%%^temp%%\getadmin.vbs^">>Bespoke.cmd
Echo
del ^"^%%^temp%%\getadmin.vbs^">>Bespoke.cmd
Echo
exit /B>>Bespoke.cmd

Echo ) else (>>Bespoke.cmd


Echo
pushd ^"^%%^cd%%^">>Bespoke.cmd
Echo
cd /d ^"^%%~dp0^">>Bespoke.cmd
Echo
@echo off>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo )>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo.>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo IF %%^_OSVer%%==PreUAC Goto:BespokeBuild>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo IF %%^_DomainStat%%==DomMember Goto:BespokeBuild>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo.>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo reg add
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v
ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo.>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo :BespokeBuild>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo :: Add your script requiring elevated perm and no UAC below: >>Bespoke.cmd
Echo.>>Bespoke.cmd
:: PROVIDE BRIEF EXPLINATION AS TO WHAT YOUR SCRIPT WILL ACHIEVE
Echo ::
:: ADD THE "PAUSE" BELOW ONLY IF YOU SET TO SEE RESULTS FROM YOUR SCRIPT
Echo Pause>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo Goto:EOF>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo :EOF>>Bespoke.cmd
Echo Exit>>Bespoke.cmd
Timeout /T 1 /NOBREAK >Nul
:RunBatch
call "Bespoke.cmd"
:: Del /F /Q "Bespoke.cmd"
:Secpol
:: Edit out the 'Exit (rem or ::) to run & import default wins 8 security policy
provided below
Exit
:: Check if machine part of a Domain or within a Workgroup environment
Set "_DomainStat="
Set _DomainStat=%USERDOMAIN%
If /i %_DomainStat% EQU %computername% (
Goto:WorkgroupPC
) ELSE (
Echo PC Member of a Domain, Security Policy determined by GPO
Pause
Goto:EOF
)
:WorkgroupPC
reg query
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v
ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin | Find /i "0x5"
Echo.
If %ErrorLevel%==0 (
Echo Machine already set for UAC 'Prompt'
Pause
Goto:EOF
) else (
Goto:EnableUAC
)
:EnableUAC
IF NOT EXIST C:\Utilities\Wins8x64Def.inf (
GOTO:CreateInf
) ELSE (
Goto:RunInf
)
:CreateInf
:: This will create the default '*.inf' file and import it into the
:: local security policy for the Wins 8 machine
Echo [Unicode]>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo Unicode=yes>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo [System Access]>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo MinimumPasswordAge = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo MaximumPasswordAge = ^-1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo MinimumPasswordLength = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo PasswordComplexity = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo PasswordHistorySize = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo LockoutBadCount = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo RequireLogonToChangePassword = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo ForceLogoffWhenHourExpire = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo NewAdministratorName = ^"^Administrator^">>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo NewGuestName = ^"^Guest^">>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo ClearTextPassword = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo LSAAnonymousNameLookup = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo EnableAdminAccount = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo EnableGuestAccount = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo [Event Audit]>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo AuditSystemEvents = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo AuditLogonEvents = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo AuditObjectAccess = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo AuditPrivilegeUse = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo AuditPolicyChange = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo AuditAccountManage = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo AuditProcessTracking = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo AuditDSAccess = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo AuditAccountLogon = ^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf

Echo [Registry Values]>>Wins8x64Def.inf


Echo MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\RecoveryConsole\SecurityLevel=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\RecoveryConsole\SetCommand=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\CachedLogonsCount=1,"10">>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ForceUnlockLogon=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\PasswordExpiryWarning=4,5>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ScRemoveOption=1,"0">>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin=4,5>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ConsentPromptBehaviorUser=4,3>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableCAD=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DontDisplayLastUserName=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableInstallerDetection=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableLUA=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableSecureUIAPaths=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableUIADesktopToggle=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableVirtualization=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\FilterAdministratorToken=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\LegalNoticeCaption=1,"">>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\LegalNoticeText=7,>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\PromptOnSecureDesktop=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ScForceOption=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ShutdownWithoutLogon=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\UndockWithoutLogon=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ValidateAdminCodeSignatures=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Safer\CodeIdentifiers\AuthenticodeEnabled=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\AuditBaseObjects=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\CrashOnAuditFail=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\DisableDomainCreds=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\EveryoneIncludesAnonymous=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\FIPSAlgorithmPolicy\Enabled=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\ForceGuest=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\FullPrivilegeAuditing=3,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\LimitBlankPasswordUse=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\MSV1_0\NTLMMinClientSec=4,536870912>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\MSV1_0\NTLMMinServerSec=4,536870912>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\NoLMHash=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\RestrictAnonymous=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo

MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\RestrictAnonymousSAM=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf

Echo MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Providers\LanMan Print


Services\Servers\AddPrinterDrivers=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurePipeServers\Winreg\AllowedExactPaths\Machine=7,System\CurrentControlSet\Control\ProductOptions,Sys
Applications,Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurePipeServers\Winreg\AllowedPaths\Machine=7,System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers,System\C
Server,Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Print,Software\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Windows,System\CurrentControlSet\Control\ContentIndex,System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal
Server,System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal
Server\UserConfig,System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal
Server\DefaultUserConfiguration,Software\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Perflib,System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SysmonLog>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
Manager\Kernel\ObCaseInsensitive=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory
Management\ClearPageFileAtShutdown=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
Manager\ProtectionMode=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
Manager\SubSystems\optional=7,Posix>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters\AutoDisconnect=4,15>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters\EnableForcedLogOff=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters\EnableSecuritySignature=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters\NullSessionPipes=7,>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters\RequireSecuritySignature=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters\RestrictNullSessAccess=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters\EnablePlainTextPassword=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters\EnableSecuritySignature=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters\RequireSecuritySignature=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LDAP\LDAPClientIntegrity=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\DisablePasswordChange=4,^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\MaximumPasswordAge=4,30>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\RequireSignOrSeal=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\RequireStrongKey=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\SealSecureChannel=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\SignSecureChannel=4,1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo [Privilege Rights]>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeNetworkLogonRight = *S-1-1-0,*S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-5-32-545,*S-1-5-32551>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeBackupPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-5-32-551>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeChangeNotifyPrivilege = *S-1-1-0,*S-1-5-19,*S-1-5-20,*S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-532-545,*S-1-5-32-551,*S-1-5-90-^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeSystemtimePrivilege = *S-1-5-19,*S-1-5-32-544>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeCreatePagefilePrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeDebugPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeRemoteShutdownPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeAuditPrivilege = *S-1-5-19,*S-1-5-20>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege = *S-1-5-19,*S-1-5-20,*S-1-5-32544>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeIncreaseBasePriorityPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeLoadDriverPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeBatchLogonRight = *S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-5-32-551,*S-1-5-32559>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeServiceLogonRight = *S-1-5-80-0,*S-1-5-83-^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeInteractiveLogonRight = Guest,*S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-5-32-545,*S-1-5-32551>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeSecurityPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeSystemEnvironmentPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeProfileSingleProcessPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeSystemProfilePrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-5-80-3139157870-29833910453678747466-658725712-1809340420>>Wins8x64Def.inf

Echo SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege = *S-1-5-19,*S-1-5-20>>Wins8x64Def.inf


Echo SeRestorePrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-5-32-551>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeShutdownPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-5-32-545,*S-1-5-32551>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeDenyNetworkLogonRight = Guest>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeDenyInteractiveLogonRight = Guest>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeUndockPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-5-32-545>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeManageVolumePrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeRemoteInteractiveLogonRight = *S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-5-32-555>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeImpersonatePrivilege = *S-1-5-19,*S-1-5-20,*S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-56>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeCreateGlobalPrivilege = *S-1-5-19,*S-1-5-20,*S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-56>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeIncreaseWorkingSetPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-545,*S-1-5-90-^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeTimeZonePrivilege = *S-1-5-19,*S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-5-32-545>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege = *S-1-5-32-544,*S-1-5-83-^0>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo [Version]>>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo signature="$CHICAGO$">>Wins8x64Def.inf
Echo Revision=1>>Wins8x64Def.inf
:RunInf
:: Import 'Wins8x64Def.inf' with ADMIN Privileges, to modify UAC
ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin reg
>nul 2>&1 "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\cacls.exe"
"%SYSTEMROOT%%\system32\config\system"
IF '%Errorlevel%' NEQ '0' (
echo Set objShell = CreateObject^("Shell.Application"^) >
"%temp%\getadmin.vbs"
echo objShell.ShellExecute "%~s0", "", "", "runas", 1 >>
"%temp%\getadmin.vbs"
"%temp%%\getadmin.vbs"
del "%temp%\getadmin.vbs"
exit /B
Secedit /configure /db secedit.sdb /cfg C:\Utilities\Wins8x64Def.inf
/overwrite
Goto:CheckUAC
) else (
Secedit /configure /db secedit.sdb /cfg C:\Utilities\Wins8x64Def.inf
/overwrite
@echo off
)
:CheckUAC
reg query
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v
ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin | Find /i "0x5"
Echo.
If %ErrorLevel%==0 (
Echo ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin set to 'Prompt'
Pause
Del /Q C:\Utilities\Wins8x64Def.inf
Goto:EOF
) else (
Echo ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin NOT set to default
Pause
)
ENDLOCAL
:EOF
Exit

Domain PC's should be governed as much as possible by GPO sets. Workgroup/Standalone


machines can be governed by this script.
Remember, a UAC prompt will pop-up at least once with a BYOD workgroup PC (as soon as the
first elevating to 'Admin perms' is required), but as the local security policy is modified for admin
use from this point on, the pop-ups will disappear.
A Domain PC should have the GPO "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" policy set within your
'already' created "Lock-down" policy - as explained in the script 'REFERENCES' section.
Again, run the secedit.exe import of the default '.inf' file if you are stuck on the whole "To UAC or
Not to UAC" debate :-).
btw: @boileau Do check your failure on the:
>nul 2>&1 "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\cacls.exe" "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\config\system"

By running only "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\cacls.exe" or


"%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\config\system" or both from the command prompt - elevated or
not, check the result across the board.
answered Oct 13 '13 at 17:27
Ian Stockdale
1

Note: Checking with cacls for \system32\config\system will ALWAYS fail in WOW64, (for
example from %systemroot%\syswow64\cmd.exe / 32 bit Total Commander) so scripts that run

in 32bit shell in 64bit system will loop forever... Better would be checking for rights on Prefetch
directory:
>nul 2>&1 "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\cacls.exe" "%SYSTEMROOT%\Prefetch\"

Win XP to 7 tested, however it fails in WinPE as in windows 7 install.wim there is no such dir nor
cacls.exe
Also in winPE AND wow64 fails check with openfiles.exe :
OPENFILES > nul

In Windows 7 it will errorlevel with "1" with info that "Target system needs to be 32bit operating
system"
Both check will probably also fail in recovery console.
What works in Windows XP - 8 32/64 bit, in WOW64 and in WinPE are: dir creation tests (IF
admin didn't carpet bombed Windows directory with permissions for everyone...) and
net session

and
reg add HKLM /F

checks.
Also one more note in some windows XP (and other versions probably too, depending on admin's
tinkering) depending on registry entries directly calling bat/cmd from .vbs script will fail with info
that bat/cmd files are not associated with anything...
echo Set UAC = CreateObject^("Shell.Application"^) > "%temp%\getadmin.vbs"
echo UAC.ShellExecute "%~s0", "", "", "runas", 1 >> "%temp%\getadmin.vbs"
cscript "%temp%\getadmin.vbs" //nologo

Calling cmd.exe with parameter of bat/cmd file on the other hand works OK:
echo Set UAC = CreateObject^("Shell.Application"^) > "%temp%\getadmin.vbs"
echo UAC.ShellExecute "cmd.exe", "/C %~s0", "", "runas", 1 >> "%temp%\getadmin.vbs"
cscript "%temp%\getadmin.vbs" //nologo

edited Dec 2 '13 at 16:17

answered Oct 21 '13 at 11:00


user2902818
1

Alternative: Use an external utility that is designed for this purpose, e.g., IsAdmin.exe (unrestricted
freeware).
Exit codes:
0 - Current user not member of Administrators group
1 - Current user member of Administrators and running elevated
2 - Current user member of Administrators, but not running elevated
answered Jun 17 '14 at 18:31
Bill_Stewart
3,460

15

@echo off
ver
set ADMDIR=C:\Users\Administrator
dir %ADMDIR% 1>nul 2>&1
echo [%errorlevel%] %ADMDIR%
if "%errorlevel%"=="0" goto main
:: further checks e.g. try to list the contents of admin folders
:: wherever they are stored on older versions of Windows
echo You need administrator privileges to run this script: %0
echo Exiting...
exit /b
:main
echo Executing with Administrator privileges...

answered Nov 29 '14 at 22:11


cmd
1

@echo off
:start
set randname=%random%%random%%random%%random%%random%
md \windows\%randname% 2>nul
if %errorlevel%==0 (echo You're elevated!!!
goto end)
if %errorlevel%==1 (echo You're not elevated :(:(
goto end)
goto start
:end
rd \windows\%randname% 2>nul
pause >nul

I will explain the code line by line:


@echo off

Users will be annoyed with many more than 1 lines without this.
:start

Point where the program starts.


set randname=%random%%random%%random%%random%%random%

Set the filename of the directory to be created.


md \windows\%randname% 2>nul

Creates the directory on

<DL>:\Windows

(replace <DL> with drive letter).

if %errorlevel%==0 (echo You're elevated!!!


goto end)

If the ERRORLEVEL environment variable is zero, then echo success message.


Go to the end (don't proceed any further).
if %errorlevel%==1 (echo You're not elevated :(:(
goto end)

If ERRORLEVEL is one, echo failure message and go to the end.


goto start

In case the filename already exists, recreate the folder (otherwise the
not let this run).

goto end

command will

:end

Specify the ending point


rd \windows\%randname% 2>nul

Remove the created directory.


pause >nul

Pause so the user can see the message.


Note: The

>nul

and

2>nul

are filtering the output of these commands.

answered Apr 22 at 14:50


erikkonstas
25

Yes I know that when you are logged in as the Administrator user (not a user with admin account type) you
will be always elevated but that's not a bug! erikkonstas Apr 22 at 14:55

The whoami /groups doesn't work in one case. If you have UAC totally turned off (not just
notification turned off), and you started from an Administrator prompt then issued:
runas /trustlevel:0x20000 cmd

you will be running non-elevated, but issuing:


whoami /groups

will say you're elevated. It's wrong. Here's why it's wrong:

When running in this state, if IsUserAdmin (https://msdn.microsoft.com/enus/library/windows/desktop/aa376389(v=vs.85).aspx) returns FALSE and UAC is fully disabled,
and GetTokenInformation returns TokenElevationTypeDefault
(http://blogs.msdn.com/b/cjacks/archive/2006/10/24/modifying-the-mandatory-integrity-level-for-asecurable-object-in-windows-vista.aspx) then the process is not running elevated, but whoami
/groups claims it is.
really, the best way to do this from a batch file is:
net session >nul 2>nul
net session >nul 2>nul
echo %errorlevel%

You should do net session twice because if someone did an


wrong information.

at

before hand, you'll get the

answered Jun 18 at 17:24


zumalifeguard
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whoami /groups is not providing the wrong information. It's just that runas /trustlevel puts you in an
unexpected place: running without administrator privileges but with high integrity level. You can confirm this
with Process Explorer. (This may be a bug in runas but is not a bug in whoami.) Harry Johnston Jun
18 at 22:10

Harry, I hear what you're saying, but can you elaborate on this? I don't understand the comment with regard
to runas /trustlevel When you're a local admin, and UAC is disabled, issuing that runas command
from an admin prompt will put you into a "basic user" security context. While in that mode, you cannot
perform admin operations. Try "net session", or fsutil" or any other utility that requires administrator access.
However, "whoami /groups" tells you you're elevated. When you're not. The fact that calling
GetTokenInformation returns "TokenElevationTypeDefault" indicates that. zumalifeguard Jun 19 at 1:42
I'm not sure that I understand what you mean by "whoami /groups tells you you're elevated"; it doesn't
literally output the string "you're elevated", does it? What part of the output of whoami /groups are you
looking at? Harry Johnston Jun 19 at 2:07
Harry, I see I wasn't clear. First background, so you and I are on the same page. there a handful of tricks
people use in determining whether a command prompt is currently running in a state that has administrator
access. Common techniques are to use the built command such as fsutil, at, whoami and "net session".
Using "at" is deprecated. If you search this page, you will see examples using fsutil, whoami and "net
session". See here for more examples of whoami: stackoverflow.com/questions/7985755/ zumalifeguard
Jun 19 at 15:43
Also, using the phrase "running elevated" is not exactly correct. What I (and others) should say "running
with administrator privilege". If UAC is turned off, that's simply running while logged on as local admin but not
explicitly lowered trust-level such as with runas. When UAC is enabled, this means the user is running in an
elevated prompt. zumalifeguard Jun 19 at 15:45

Another way to do this.


REM

####

CHECKING OR IS STARTED AS ADMINISTRATOR

#####

FSUTIL | findstr /I "volume" > nul&if not errorlevel 1 goto Administrator_OK


cls
echo *******************************************************
echo ***
RUN
AS
ADMINISTRATOR
***
echo *******************************************************
echo.
echo.
echo Call up just as the Administrator. Abbreviation can be done to the script and
set:
echo.
echo
Shortcut ^> Advanced ^> Run as Administrator
echo.
echo.
echo Alternatively, a single run "Run as Administrator"
echo or in the Schedule tasks with highest privileges
pause > nul
goto:eof
:Administrator_OK
REM Some next lines code ...

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answered Apr 7 at 22:52

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What is that link supposed to be? Flagged as spam because of the link. mmgross Apr 7 at 22:57