November 4th, 2012, 09:56 AM
running/debugging console app that needs admin privileges
I see there's something called a manifest file but VS C++ EXPRESS seems different than non-express. The solutions I've seen show applets/tabs that I don't have in Express.
In one of my physical DEBUG folders are some .manifest. files and some a .res and .rc file.
I know you need to edit the XML and change asInvoker to requiredAdministrator (or something like that).
The confusing part is if I go into Project Properties, MANIFEST TOOL caret/tree, under INPUT AND OUTPUT, it shows this .manifest file is OUTPUT. It's as if it rewrites it every time with some defaults? I have edited it, but I see it's back to asInvoker. There is a spot to put in a ADDITIONAL manifest file (or .res file).
Does a manifest somehow affect the physical .exe file (something is imbedded in it??)?
How do I change my project to make sure that the .exe always runs as Admin? Will doing this ALSO allow me to DEBUG it in VS C++ EXPRESS without having to do anything different (play with manifest or run VS outright with Admin level)?
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