Check for elevated admin rights in batch file

Just a few lines of code in a batch file will check if the batch file is executed with full administrator rights. This is great in eg. Win7 enviroments and when used with superusers who tends to forget :)



::Admin check
    GOTO execute
) ELSE (
    ECHO Script must run as admin, exiting...
    EXIT /B 1

::Script below



  • Nice tip! - mikergray 9 years ago
  • With my company starting the win7 migration adding this code in will help me make sure the script is being executed with full admin rights thanks for the post - shigbee 9 years ago
  • Thanks for the tip, I have the desktop guys try to use my installs and call me when they forget to log a user out and use admin rights this should stop those calls! - GAKIS 9 years ago
  • Thank you for this tip here, I can now implement several of my batch files with ease! - JakeTheITSnake 6 years ago
  • I would not recommend using a deprecated executable in that way. Instead, use whoami.exe /groups and look for S-1-16-12288 and S-1-16-16384. - cogx 6 years ago
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