Run python script as admin in windows

I have a script that removes and substitute some files in C:\Windows directory.

I start command line as admin then I start my python script in it. And when the script tries to remove files from C:\Windows, I get WindowsError error 5.

How can I fix this?

Possible solution: Actually I was trying to modify files which has all privileges only for TrustedInstaller user, so I used this to run python script.

1 answer

  • answered 2017-08-12 09:49 iColdBeZero

    WindowsError error 5 occurs when you have no System Administrator privileges to perform action.
    You can try to force script to run with admin priveleges with Windows cmd command runas.
    Try something like this:

    runas /user:administrator_account path_to_script

    Just replace administrator_account with account name that has privileges on your computer. Also this command will prompt for password (if account has one setup). For more information about this command you can read here.