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I would like to generate a manifest to modify the configuration of an executable so that it launches as administrator.
For that I followed the LabVIEW link : https://www.ni.com/docs/fr-FR/bundle/labview/page/lvhowto/editing_app_manifests.html

However the command "mt.exe -inputresource:directorypath:applicationname.exe -out:applicationname.manifest" given by LabVIEW does not work for me.

When I run the command:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10.0.22621.0\x86\mt.exe" -inputresource: "C:\Users\user_name\Desktop\exe\Installer.exe" -out:Installer.manifest

Here is what I get:
Microsoft (R) Manifest Tool
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation.
All rights reserved.

Thank you for your answer 

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  • 11 months later...

Copy your file (Installer.exe) in "mt.exe" installation folder (Here is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10.0.22621.0\x86) then open CMD as administrator, browse to "mt.exe" folder:

>> cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10.0.22621.0\x86

and run this:
>> mt.exe -inputresource: Installer.exe

Manifest file will be created in in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10.0.22621.0\x86" (Actually "mt.exe" installation folder).

To be noticed: You should create manifest file from exe file, then edit it (change input="asInvoker" to "requireAdministrator".) then use it to build exe file again.

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