Elevated PS script in Jenkins


I have been trying to run a script from a Windows Jenkins (slave) server. The script is written in PowerShell and requires elevated privileges (such as if one right-clicked on PS and selected run-as-administrator).

Jenkins launches its scripts the following way:

My script fails because it requires elevated privileges. How can I spawn a new elevated-privileged PS process (that does not require clicking because Jenkins can’t do that) that could run my script?



The snippet below checks if current process is elevated and if not, it spawns a new, privileged process. It is little tricky to get output of the child powershell process, so I’m using transcript command to capture it. Below you can find my pipeline definition step:


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