How to start an application with administrator privileges using the batch file

The other day I needed a script to launch an application from command line with elevated privileges on my Windows 7, or to be more precise - to be given choice to run it as a particular user which does have the administrator privileges. After googling around I found this nice piece of code: @echo off :: Get ADMIN Privs :------------------------------------- mkdir "%windir%\BatchGotAdmin" if '%errorlevel%' == '0' ( rmdir "%windir%\BatchGotAdmin" & goto gotAdmin ) else ( goto UACPrompt Read more [...]

How to create a 1 GB file on Windows

Some while ago I wrote a how-to for the Debian. Yesterday I needed to do the same thing on Windows - create 1 GB file. Here is how it's done: fsutil file createnew <1GB_file.bin> <1073741824> <1GB_file.bin> is the filename, name it whatever you prefer <1073741824> stands for size in bytes, Google might come in handy 🙂 Obviously it's good idea to run it from the command line 😉 Credit goes to Patrick Cuff @ - Thx! Read more [...]