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Created Sep 26, 2017
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This piece of code is to run commands in powershell as administrator.
Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Scope CurrentUser -Force
# Get the ID and security principal of the current user account
$myWindowsID = [System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent();
$myWindowsPrincipal = New-Object System.Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal($myWindowsID);
# Get the security principal for the administrator role
$adminRole = [System.Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole]::Administrator;
# Check to see if we are currently running as an administrator
if ($myWindowsPrincipal.IsInRole($adminRole))
# We are running as an administrator, so change the title and background colour to indicate this
$Host.UI.RawUI.WindowTitle = $myInvocation.MyCommand.Definition + "(Elevated)";
$Host.UI.RawUI.BackgroundColor = "DarkBlue";
else {
# We are not running as an administrator, so relaunch as administrator
# Create a new process object that starts PowerShell
$newProcess = New-Object System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo "PowerShell";
# Specify the current script path and name as a parameter with added scope and support for scripts with spaces in it's path
$newProcess.Arguments = "& '" + $script:MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path + "'"
# Indicate that the process should be elevated
$newProcess.Verb = "runas";
# Start the new process
# Exit from the current, unelevated, process
# You can replace below lines with your code
# npm install -g npm-windows-upgrade
# npm-windows-upgrade -p -v latest
# npm install -g node-gyp@latest
# npm config set msvs_version 2015 –global
# npm install --global windows-build-tools
Write-Host -NoNewLine "Press any key to continue...";
$null = $Host.UI.RawUI.ReadKey("NoEcho,IncludeKeyDown");

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@nigilan nigilan commented Sep 26, 2017

Code from msdn blog. This may not execute some command that needs Execution policy Unrestricted. Hence adding that line in the beginning!

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