Two scripts with the same results, but require different permissions WHY?

Discussion in 'Scripting' started by avi smile, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. avi smile

    avi smile MDL Junior Member

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    #1 avi smile, Jun 29, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    Hi there.

    I wrote for myself a small script, that checks the activation status of the installed MS Office products, but i ran into trouble, for some reason i kept on getting "'cscript' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.", i figured out that the problem was that it needed admin privilege, but in the meantime i had already created another batch to get to the same results just via a different way, and it worked without Admin privilege, why did the first one require admin privilege and the second one did not?

    First batch file (requires admin)
    Code:
    :10-32
    if not exist "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14" (
        goto :10-64
        ) else (
        set "path=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14"
        )
        goto :run
    
    
    :10-64
    if not exist "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14" (
        goto :13-32
        ) else (
        set "path=C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14"
        )
        goto :run
        
    :13-32
    if not exist "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15" (
        goto :13-64
        ) else (
        set "path=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15"
        )
        goto :run
    
    
        
    :13-64
    if not exist "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15" (
        goto :16-32
        ) else (
        set "path=C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15"
        )
        goto :run
        
    :16-32
    if not exist "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16" (
        goto :16-64
        ) else (
        set "path=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16"
        )
        goto :run
    
    
        
    :16-64
    if not exist "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16" (
        echo there is no office installed on this system
        ) else (
        set "path=C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16"
        )
        goto :run
    
    
    :run
    cscript "%path%"\ospp.vbs /dstatus
    pause
    
    Second batch script (does not require admin)
    Code:
    :10-32
    cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14"\ospp.vbs /dstatus
        if errorlevel 1 (
        cls
        goto :10-64
        )
        pause
    
    
    :10-64
    cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14"\ospp.vbs /dstatus
        if errorlevel 1 (
        cls
        goto :13-32
        )
        pause
        
    :13-32
    cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15"\ospp.vbs /dstatus
        if errorlevel 1 (
        cls
        goto :13-64
        )
        pause
        
    :13-64
    cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15"\ospp.vbs /dstatus
        if errorlevel 1 (
        cls
        goto :16-32
        )
        pause
        
    :16-32
    cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16"\ospp.vbs /dstatus
        if errorlevel 1 (
        cls
        goto :16-64
        )
        pause
        
    :16-64
    cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16"\ospp.vbs /dstatus
        if errorlevel 1 goto :eof
    
        pause
    
    Whats even more weird, "cscript" doesn't usually need admin rights :confused:.

    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. Compo

    Compo MDL Member

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    What happens if you set the name of your variable in the first script something other than an existing environment variable?
     
  3. avi smile

    avi smile MDL Junior Member

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    Wow so simple!, i didn't know that %path% was a system environment variable.

    Thanks millions!
     
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