allows a user to run specific tools and programs with different permissions than the user's current logon provides.

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What is the best way for the system user to open a file as another user?

I'm looking for a secure way to allow SYSTEM to open a file/application as another user in an automated scenario. Currently I'm doing it with PSExec, however this exposes the users credentials if ...
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Windows: Execute program as admin with current environment and with elevation [duplicate]

This question is different from Run as administrator from command line on Windows 8 and I wrote why: I want to run a program a) as a different user b) get elevated privileges (which is additionally ...
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right click on program > “%1” %* instead of run

I have windows 7 and downloaded a program (.exe possibly containing a virus), but didn't install it. Then I right clicked on the program > open with > notepad (always use this program not selected), ...
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Run Firefox as a separate limited user

Each year up to 100 new local and remote code execution vulnerabilities in Firefox are found. This is not browser specific, each browser is potentially vulnerable. Running it under your own user ...
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How to apply the “Run as Administrator” option for all executables in a folder

I have a Windows 7 PC in which I have a folder with a lot of .exe files in it. I want to grant Administrator privileges by default to all these executables: I can do it by picking them one by one, ...
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Network adapter settings via cmd

How to open setting of the specific network adapter via commandline in Windows 7 Enterprise? I'm under domain user but also have access to local administator user. Under domain user I have no rights ...
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Runas weird functionality with command line

I have a .bat file I use to launch some programs. Some of them require elevated privileges (i.a. a devcon-based does-device-exist check), but some don't. So, I run the .bat as administrator, and use ...
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Why is the “Run as Administrator” checkbox disabled?

I have a .bat file that cannot allow me to set it to run as admin as required by going to the Properties box and check for Privilege checkbox. But mine is disabled as below snapshot. What can I do ...
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Windows command line runas with the builtin administrator disabled by default [duplicate]

On my laptop running Windows 8.1, I want to invoke a mklink command as admin, How could I run runas in an ordinary command line session? I tried Runas /user:administrator "mklink /d c:\doc ...
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How can windows admin run a process as a normal user without providing password of the user?

I have following situation .. Bob is a windows admin. John is a normal user. Bob wants to run a process with John's user id. I can use runas , but it is prompting for password of John. Is there ...
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Allow a user to run a program as administrator permanently [duplicate]

Users in my domain are usually standard users, aka do not have Admin rights. However, there is one program that needs to be run as Administrator to function properly. Is it possible to permanently run ...
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Running RSAT Tools as another user using Powershell

What I try to accomplish is running some RSAT Tools out of a Powershell-Script as another user (Domain-Admin). Here is my run code: Start-Process -FilePath "C:\Windows\system32\mmc.exe" ...
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Start runas in an interactive mode

I would like to use the runas tool to start a program as if someone [Shift]-[RightClick]ed a Link and choose "Run as different user" - is that possible? runas.exe itself does not have matching ...
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Internet Explorer 8 “Run with different credentials” shortcut - batch script option?

Internet Explorer 8, combined with Windows 7, offer the possibility to open IE by specifying which user account will be used for security. This can be done by shift right clicking the IE shortcut and ...
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Windows 8 Command Line Runas sending a password with a bat file

I want to use a .bat file to run a program at the windows 8 command line as 'aaron-desk/administrator'. This account has no password. I've tried the runas command, but this give me an error message ...
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how can i set a complete folder, subfolders and exes to “run as” admin on windows 7?

I have an appref-ms program. It first checks for updates and then installs a program. Then executes the new version. Using the admin account I have no problems, but when I use a normal profile a have ...
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Runas program as administrator [duplicate]

There is context menu entry on cmd, "Run as Administrator", that opens UAC window and launches cmd as Administrator. How can I open a program as Administrator in command line? I've read about runas ...
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runas - 1326: Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password

I tried to execute notepad from cmd using the following command- runas /noprofile /user:<username>@<ip> notepad Then I got this output where I was asked to enter my password Enter the ...
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Run application as user?

I have to deploy some applications in a domain and would like to use WMIC for that. My problem is that I can't run the application as the profile user (without having the password), but just as admin. ...
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runas with /savecred not working from windows service

I have a Windows service (our integration build software) that tries to run a batch file using runas /savecred. I ran the command from the command-line and provided the password. When I execute it ...
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How do I configure my application to run as administrator automatically?

I have created a patch file with an executable inside of it using Winrar SFX feature. After executing the SFX file and the extraction ends up, my executable file will never run because it doesn't have ...
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How do RunAs without settign admin mode in Windows 7

I would like to be able to use RunAs in Windows 7 without using an admin account, or using an account that happens to be an admin without bypassing UAC. Is this possible? If so, how?
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runas lower user without password

Say I am Administrator in a cmd. Now I want to run a process as a non Administrator Account without entering the password of the lower user. >echo %USERNAME% Administrator >runas ...
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Visual Studio 2012 Run as Admin on Win 8 issues

Whenever I try running VS2012 as Admin, whether through Right Click or Troubleshooter Assisstant, it just hangs. It has a dialog saying opening file and it sits there forever. Anyone else able to ...
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RunAs /savecred ask for password if another user runs the same batch file

I have a script in which I have used runas /savecred. First time it asked me for password. Later on it didn't ask me and it was working fine. But if another user logs on to the same server and runs ...
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Runas dialog stops script execution

I have installed Nmap 6.25 and Python 3.3 in my Windows XP SP3 machine. I have written a python script that calls Nmap and writes its output in a file. I have placed the script's shortcut in the ...
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Possible to continue runas /u:domain\admin cmd with followup commands in the new CMD window?

Possible to continue runas /u:domain\admin cmd with followup commands in the new CMD window? I tried this: (didn't work) Runas different user to launch CMD and run command What I want is to run msra ...
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Using runas to run netsh as administrator

I'm trying to do some debugging for a vendor on a Windows 7 machine. I need to run netsh to set a parameter. I've tried to run it from a cygwin/shell window but get a "Run as administrator" failure. ...
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Run as administrator from command line on Windows 8

I am trying to run Notepad as admin so I can edit my hosts file from the command line. I have tried runas /user:(myusername)\administrator "notepad c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts" I then input ...
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Problems with runas and system account

I have a process that is running under the local system account on a Windows XP machine. This process then attempts to open a file with its default application as another user (say Max) on the system. ...
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Run program as different, password protected user in Win 7 wo/ PW prompt [duplicate]

In order to increase security while browsing, I would like to launch the browser as a separate user. Several people suggested the runas command, but it lacks the ability on purpose to pass the ...
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PsExec Access is denied

I am using psexec.exe to run programs in a different security context. However the programs start but it does not seem to be running in the specified security context. In its minimal form: psexec ...
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How to obtain the original user name in a command prompt started by runas

I use runas /user:abc cmd to start a command prompt. After login, I will run a vbs script. The login abc has special file/folder permission, and it is the main reason for using runas. Otherwise the ...
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Running multiple instances of Microsoft SkyDrive

I have desperately been trying to run multiple instances of the Windows Desktop SkyDrive Sync App on Windows 8. I have several Microsoft accounts and through creating Symbolic links have been able to ...
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runas verb not working in windows 8?

I am using some applications need to do some thing as an admin, so I was using the verb "runas" in windows 7 and it is working well, However, once we migrate to windows 8, the new processes were ...
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Administrator RUNAS feature on iisreset in command line [closed]

While trying to run iisreset from CMD.exe on a Windows 7 64 bit, I got to know the difference of run as admin or not. My question: As the local admin - is the difference on the CMD is the ONLY ...
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Running Batch File As An Administrator…

I successfully created a batch file to flush my DNS. I have added a pause, I noticed in the title bar of the console window… It's not running as administrator. I've already tried a couple of ...
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How to specify user using @ if the comp is not part of any domain?

I want to run a command as an administrator. So I use runas command. And I want to specify the user using @ character. Is that possible as the computer (Windows7) is not part of any domain? ...
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RUNAS ERROR: Unable to run - The system cannot find the file specified

If I run runas /savecred /user:yogurt\administrator "del c:\testt" I get this error Attempting to start del c:\testt as user "yogurt\administrator" ... RUNAS ERROR: Unable to run - del c:\testt ...
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Windows 2008 RunAs

First I want to excuse myself if I'm using incorrect words, I'm not a sysadmin. So, from the Administrator's account I want to run a program as another user. I tried "runas" program. It's working ...
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Windows 8 file permissions vs Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have read How do I disable administrator prompt in Windows 8?, and it did not solve my problem. When I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro 64-bit to Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, I noticed some permissions issues ...
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How to make “Run As” dialog's dropdown list to show all users?

In my Windows XP Pro, I have my main user named as admin that is a member of Administrators group. I created two limited users (power1 and power2) then assigned them as members of Power Users group. ...
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Run As dialog pops up at Windows boot/login - What program is trying to run?

Just a few days ago the Windows Run As dialog started to popup when booting/logging into my Windows XP machine requesting the user with which to run "this program". How do I identify which program ...
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Cause a UAC popup from commandline without custom tools

In Win7, a user can right-click on a program and choose 'Run as administrator'. You get a popup, but do not have to enter the administrator password. I would like to get the same functionality, but ...
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how to run a command with admin priviledges when I don't have admin account on my Win7 computer

I am trying to open cmd with admin priviledges. That's because when executing a command I received a message that I don't have sufficient priviledges to run this command (mklink). The problem is that ...
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How to prompt a user for run-as credentials when double-clicking an icon?

I am running a kiosk type system where the user has almost zero permissions. I want to place an icon on their desktop that would run a specific program as their Active Directory credentials. I am ...
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is there a “run as” in Windows 7?

I have issue with user without local admin who want to install font on their PC call me everyday. The thing is there is no run as, like in windows XP.I don't want to logoff user session and go into ...
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How to run the “runas” command without writing the password

I need to run the "runas" command for log on automatically an Application User, on an Active Directory. Then I need run an executable file. Can I do this in some way or work around to do not type the ...
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How to allow non-admin users to run a VBS script that requires higher privileges?

I have a vbs script that needs to be provided to end users, but it requires more rights than they have on their locked down workstations - specifically updating some HKLM registry values and ...
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How to run a program with admin privilege

I need to run a program as a different user + make it run with admin privileges (Run as administrator). I use the 'runas' for running the program as a different user How can I run the program as ...