How to run program from command line with elevated rights. This works for me on all platforms, including Windows 1. My needs are simple, perhaps you can adapt the approach if you need power. I came up with a small script named, sudo. Linux sudo command. It works well enough it think. Ive outlined the requirements, the steps to follow and the script is near the bottom with an example. First a word of warning. WARNING. The command runs in the windows System directory by default. You will want to cd to somewhere safe first. Resources/images/ProcessLauncherSample/ProcessLauncher2.png' alt='Windows Command Line Program Exit Code' title='Windows Command Line Program Exit Code' />Run command with Administrator a privileged from windows. CMDor the cmd shell. Windows privilege checks on the command. In other words the command will NOT work unless I am already. SCCM 2007, how can I deploy a script x. I build a package then insert x. On a Windows 10 x64 machine, I made the command prompt display nonEnglish characters by Open an elevated command prompt run CMD. EXE as administrator. Run Windows Service as a console program Posted 20070815 Last updated 20120418. Visual Studio and the. NET framework make it really easy to create Windows Services. It might not work correctly when using a program that is not attached to the console, because that app might still be running while you think you have the exit code. Execute the command with Admin permission and continue when. So wait for the command to complete. Be simple so it will always work. Not need to enter a password every time, if Im already logged in. A better method would be if I can enter password once as does. Linux. solution Create a command script to execute all the arguments passed, sudo. Create a Windows short cut to the command script name it sudo. Put the sudo short cut in your windows PATH so it can be seen. Edit the short cut properties, make the Start in path empty. Click the Advanced button Check Run as Administrator. Enable short cuts in your windows path, use the PATHEXT environment variable, viz. PATHEXT. lnk. EXE. CMD. BAT. COM. When you type sudo dir on the command line Windows will show the User Account Control. Do you want to allow this app to make changes to this device Access control pop up. If you click NO nothing will happen. Windows will show an Access is denied. When you click YES then the directory command runs at an elevated privilege. Of course you probably want something more interesting like stopping or query on a service sudo sc query SDRSVC. SDRSVC is the service name for Windows Backup service, this shows the following in a separate Cmd window sudo. SDRSVC. SERVICENAME SDRSVC. TYPE 1. 0 WIN3. OWNPROCESS. STATE 4 RUNNING. STOPPABLE, NOTPAUSABLE, ACCEPTSSHUTDOWN. WIN3. 2EXITCODE 0 0x. SERVICEEXITCODE 0 0x. CHECKPOINT 0x. WAITHINT 0x. Press any key to continue. The sudo. cmd script itself is very basic. As I said my needs are simple. I just want to stop and start services while I deploy code for testing. Print usage. . USAGE. HELP1 goto USAGE. EXITSTATUSERRORLEVEL. EXITSTATUS. rem. Usage. Attempts to rune the lt complete command line. Administrator priviliges. Relies on Windows. The pause command waits for you to review the results. If you take pause out the administration window closes and you dont know if the command worked or not. The ERRORLEVEL from the command is returned as well. Command Line Options WindowsThe executable program that interprets packages and installs products is Msiexec. Note that Msiexec also sets an error level on return that corresponds to. Command line options are case insensitive. The command line options in the following table are available with Windows Installer 3. The Standard Installer Command Line Options are also available beginning with Windows Installer 3. Option. Parameters. MeaningIPackageProduct. Code. Installs or configures a product. PackageProduct. Code. Repairs a product. This option ignores any property values entered on the command line. The default argument list for this option is omus. This option shares the same argument list as the. REINSTALLMODE property. Reinstalls only if file is missing. Reinstalls if file is missing or an older version is installed. Reinstalls if file is missing or an equal or older version is installed. Reinstalls if file is missing or a different version is installed. Reinstalls if file is missing or the stored checksum does not match the calculated value. Only repairs files that have msidb. File. Attributes. Checksum in the Attributes column of the. File table. a Forces all files to be reinstalled. Rewrites all required user specific registry entries. Rewrites all required computer specific registry entries. Overwrites all existing shortcuts. Runs from source and re caches the local package. Do not use the v reinstall option for the first installation of an application or feature. Package. Administrative installation option. Installs a product on the network. PackageProduct. Code. Uninstalls a product. PackageorumPackaget. Transform ListorumPackageg. Language. IDAdvertises a product. This option ignores any property values entered on the command line. Advertises to the current user. Advertises to all users of machine. Language identifier. Applies transform to advertised package. Liwearucmopvx Logfile. Writes logging information into a logfile at the specified existing path. The path to the logfile location must already exist. The installer does not create the directory structure for the logfile. Flags indicate which information to log. If no flags are specified, the default is iwearmo. Status messages. Nonfatal warnings. All error messages. Start up of actions. Action specific records. User requests. c Initial UI parameters. Out of memory or fatal exit information. Out of disk space messages. Terminal properties. Verbose output. x Extra debugging information. Windows Installer 2. Not supported. The x option is available with Windows Installer version 3. Append to existing file. Flush each line to the log. Wildcard, log all information except for the v and x options. To include the v and x options, specify lx. Note The length of filename must be no more than eight characters. Generates an SMS status. Must be used with either the install i, remove x, administrative installation a, or reinstall f options. The ISMIF3. 2. DLL is installed as part of SMS and must be on the path. The fields of the status mif file are filled with the following information Manufacturer. Author. Product. Revision Number. Version. Subject. Locale. Template. Serial Number not set. Installation set by ISMIF3. DLL to Date. TimeInstall. Status Success or FailedDescription Error messages in the following order 1 Error messages generated by installer. Resource from Msi. System error message file. Formatted message Installer error i, where i is error returned from Msi. Patch. Package patch. Package. 2Applies a patch. To apply a patch to an installed administrative image you must combine the following options p lt Patch. Package patch. Package. Package qnbrf. Sets. No UIqb Basic UI. Use qb to hide the Cancel button. Reduced UI with no modal dialog box displayed at the end of the installation. Full UI and any authored. Exit modal dialog boxes at the end. No UI except for a modal dialog box displayed at the end. Chess Pairing Programs on this page. Basic UI with a modal dialog box displayed at the end. The modal box is not displayed if the user cancels the installation. Use qb or qb to hide the Cancel button. Basic UI with no modal dialog boxes. Please note that qb is not a supported UI level. Use qb or qb to hide the Cancel button. Note that the option is available with Windows Installer 2. UI. It is not valid with full UI. Displays copyright information for Windows Installer. Calls the system function Dll. Register. Server to self register modules passed in on the command line. Specify the full path to the DLL. For example, for MYFILE. DLL in the current folder you can use msiexec y. MYFILE. DLLThis option is only used for registry information that cannot be added using the registry tables of the. Calls the system function Dll. Un. Register. Server to unregister modules passed in on the command line. Specify the full path to the DLL. For example, for MYFILE. DLL in the current folder you can use msiexec z. MYFILE. DLLThis option is only used for registry information that cannot be removed using the registry tables of the. Advertises a new instance of the product. Must be used in conjunction with t. Available starting with the Windows Installer version that is shipped with Windows Server 2. Windows XP with Service Pack 1 SP1. Product. Code. Specifies a particular instance of the product. Used to identify an instance installed using the multiple instance support through a product code changing transforms. Available starting with the Windows Installer version shipped with Windows Server 2. Windows XP with SP1. The options i, x, fpoedcaumsv, jum, a, p, y and z should not be used together. The one exception to this rule is that patching an. The options t, c and g should only be used with j. The options l and q can be used with i, x, fpoedcaumsv, jum, a, and p. The option n can be used with i, f, x and p. To install a product from A Example. A Example. msi. Only. All property names on the command line are interpreted as uppercase but the value retains case sensitivity. If you enter My. Property at a command line, the installer overrides the value of MYPROPERTY and not the value of My. Property in the Property table. For more information, see. About Properties. To install a product with PROPERTY set to VALUE, use the following syntax on the command line. You can put the property anywhere except between an option and its argument. Correct syntax msiexec i A Example. PROPERTYVALUEIncorrect syntax msiexec i PROPERTYVALUE A Example. Property values that are literal strings must be enclosed in quotation marks. Include any white spaces in the string between the marks. A Example. msi PROPERTYEmbedded White SpaceTo clear a public property by using the command line, set its value to an empty string. A Example. msi PROPERTYFor sections of text set apart by literal quotation marks, enclose the section with a second pair of quotation marks. A Example. msi PROPERTYEmbedded Quotes White SpaceThe following example shows a complicated command line. INSTALLLEVEL3 lmsi. COMPANYNAMEAcme Widgets and Gizmos. The following example shows advertisement options. Note that switches are not case sensitive. JM msisample. msi T transform. LIME logfile. txt.