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On 01/11/2012 17:20, Jonathan Peirce wrote:
>> Also, is there any good reason to require users to run as
>> Administrator to do updates? I do not recall having to do that for
>> any other Windows software.
> This isn't my choice, it's just that altering files that are within
> the program files folder seems to require this. it would be ideal to
> simply ask the user, at the time of upgrade, for permission to elevate
> to administrator. But I don't know how to do that yet (and don't
> really see it as a priority right now).
Looks like we might be able to do something like the following windows
(ie have the function that does the file copying as a separate script
and launch that using admin level). It will presumably then ask for
authentication as admin:
win32api.ShellExecute( 0, # parent window
"runas", # need this to force UAC to act
"C:\\python27", # base dir
1 ) # window visibility - 1: visible, 0: background
just a thought from a quick google
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