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Within Windows Explorer, I can right click on an executable file and pick 'Run as administrator' which will launch the selected process with elevated privileges or I can shift-right click on the executable file and click 'Run as different user', specify the username and password which will launch the process with standard privileges using the specified user context.

How do I run as a different user AND run in an elevated context? A perfect example of this would be opening an elevated command prompt using a different user context that the currently logged in user.

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I don't think such an option exists.

As a work around you could start the command line as an admin and execute the following command to run the command line with admin privileges as the other user.

runas /netonly /user:YourUser cmd.exe

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Or you can right click the executable, then select properties>compatability and then select Privilege Level and check Run this program as an administrator. Then shift right click the executable and run as a different user. –  NewProgrammerJames Oct 18 '13 at 21:02
@NewProgrammerJames Nice, thanks for the input :) –  Yass Oct 18 '13 at 22:22

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