Thread: responding to system prompt

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    responding to system prompt

    This a win2k problem, but because its a console app I thought I'd post here as well.

    I'm having trouble figuring out how to respond to a system prompt in a console application.

    I need to run a setup.exe on users PCs under the admin context.

    If I do something like:
    system("runas /user:computername\administrator setup.exe");

    the system then prompts me with:
    "enter password for administrator"

    I thought I could send the password to the keyboard buffer, but the problem is that the console app stops processing until a response is typed at the command prompt.

    I'm not sure how to get around this. I used to use su, which allows you to supply a password as a parameter but microsoft has taken this functionality away with runas.

    Any help appreciated.

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    maybe there's an interrupt to simulate keystrokes that you could tie into.
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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