How can I run a program not as Administrator?
I already tried
runas /user:guest notepad
But I need to provide a password and I don't know it.
p.s.: I only have the default console and PowerShell available.
migrated from serverfault.com Mar 7 '11 at 4:48
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If the account you're trying to run as has a password, and you don't know it, you're out of luck. But if you already have administrator access, you can either change that password or create a new user with your desired privilege level to run the command.
Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a way to automate the password entry, and this is intentional; see this blog entry.
You are running a Server Core edition of Windows?
Please notice: The guest account is by default disabled. You have to enable it first using this command. You also need administrator privileges to be able to do this.