I have a bat file with the following: echo " Starting Avira services" echo\ net start "Avira Service Host" I am executing this bat file in a user account, not an admin account. I tried executing the bat file two ways: (1) Right click on bat file & "run as administrator" (2) Create shortcut to bat file & set Properties --> Advanced to run the shortcut as Administrator In both cases, Windows correctly asks for the admin password. I provide the password, press enter, & I briefly sees a window appear and then disappear. I do not see the line of text "Starting Avira services". The service does not start. Apparently there is something here that I do not understand. Can someone enlighten me?