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How can you run an application as another user in Windows 7? The only catch is that I don't want to have to hold down the shift key, right click on the application and choose Run as different user. I need it to automatically login using the login credentials I specify.

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  1. Create a shortcut to your executable.
  2. Modify the "Target" under the shortcut's properties to:

    runas /user:DOMAIN\USERNAME "path to executable"

Then, just use the shortcut when you want to run the program.

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If you need to pass any arguments to the target executable, make sure to include them in within the quotation marks. –  Sam Oct 1 '13 at 6:11
what about the password? –  Moslem Ben Dhaou Oct 28 '13 at 10:20

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