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

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How to run as admin from windows cmd while giving password as argument

I have a really annoying setup (which is out of my power), where I have a restricted user account, and an 'a' account, or an administrator account. Every time I run as admin (a lot), I have to put in ...
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Launch Run with “Create this task with administrative privileges” option

I want to launch the Run dialog with the Create this task with administrative privileges option. I am able to do this with Task Manager, but it involves launching Task Manager that I don't want to do. ...
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How to achieve “Open cmd.exe here” in Windows context menu to “Run as Administrator”? [duplicate]

I found a way how to add a context menu, when I right click in a Windows explorer, to open command line in a current directory. It is sufficient to create two Windows registry entries: ...
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runas login issue - cannot find the drive specified

I use the command: runas /user:doug cmd And I see the error "The system cannot find the drive specified". Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights ...
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How to open Command Prompt in a specific folder as Administrator?

I made a shortcut to cmd.exe and specified the folder that I want to start in. I then went to Advanced and ticked Run as administrator. When I double-click on the shortcut, it always starts in ...
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How to execute 2 commands inside a single runas?

When executed independently, they execute perfectly. When executed in 2 consecutive runasstatements, chrome.exe is executed before robocopy has had a chance to finish. When placed inside a single ...
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IE11 loses login when run as different user

I have the latest IE11 on win7 with all updates. After being sufficiently scared by ransomware reports, I decided to run IE isolated as a different user from my main desktop (standard UAC settings). ...
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create shortcut to network directory with different user

I am trying to use a shortcut to open a network directory as a different user but it's not working properly. In the Target of my shortcut I have this: C:\Windows\System32\runas.exe ...
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Runas not working on Windows 10

So, I have a client that needs to run a software with higher privileges but the user works with a limited account and I'm not willing to give him the password for several reasons. I was looking for a ...
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How do you run as a different user from the Start Menu in Windows 10?

Running an application as a different user (e.g. domain admin account) from the start menu (by shift + right-clicking the application) used to be an option in Windows 7 & XP. However, I can't ...
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Running a command as an administrator with Runas.exe [duplicate]

I've read several threads about using the runas.exe command to start an elevated process. However, when I type try to use the command runas.exe /user:BruceWayne\Administrator cmd.exe, the Command ...
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Program behaving differently under runas

I have a program which is sometimes run by logging in to the account where it was installed, and other times run while logged in as another account, using runas. When using the latter method, some ...
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Running chrome as an alternate user while logged in with different credentials

I am sure I am missing something here. My Chrome runs under a Non Admin a/c so I can't install any extensions . I have an admin rights a/c and tried to run it using alternate credentials ...
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What's the difference between runas.exe and “Run as different user”?

I'm working with a line-of-business application that needs to be run as a domain user. I have a user that wants to continue using a local account (since not everything can be migrated to a domain user ...
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Open Windows 7's Network Connections control panel applet as different user

I'm trying to change network settings without constantly switching to my admin account (which is not Administrator). I have a weird corporate admin account - local-timmmm. Usually to install apps and ...
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Run applications as administrator by default in Windows 10

I have just got a new laptop with Microsoft Windows 10. My previous laptop ran Windows 7. I'm trying to get applications to "run as administrator" by default, so that I'm not constantly having ...
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Unable to run a program as administrator from the Start Menu in Windows 10

I am having strange problem after upgrading to Windows 10 and then installing the latest "Threshold 2" update. Namely, I can no longer run programs as administrator from the Start menu - neither by ...
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How open Windows Explorer as different user in Windows 10?

In Windows 10, the Windows Explorer shortcut on the taskbar has a different context menu than previous versions of Windows, and is missing the "Run as..." option (while holding the shift key). How ...
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Invoke-Command from elevated powershell with non-elevated creds

I'm trying to run a script that requires elevation to set certain registry values to allow CredSSP on local and remote computers and, during this script, I need to access a network share as a ...
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“Run as admin” is disabled for file shortcuts, regardless of UAC setting

I am trying to run a specific Visual Studio solution with elevated privileges in Windows 10 (I found that without them, the VS aspx server does not work properly out of the box). I created a shortcut ...
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Windows10 UAC pop-up

I've recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 (64-bit, Pro) and there's an aspect of its UAC behaviour that puzzles me: My desktop is covered with shortcuts to apps I've installed under XP, ...
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How to execute local binaries remotely in Linux?

How can I run a program / binary that is local to my machine on a remote computer? Take a local perl script, for example. What I am trying to do is to send this to the remote computer and then invoke ...
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Windows runas - whose environment is used?

If I am an administrator and I run a program under a standard user account (shift + right click -> run as different user), which user's environment is used? The program in question happens to read ...
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More than one 'Open xxxxx here as Administrator'

I want the option to open a Command window or Powershell window as Administrator from the drive and directory context menus in Windows. I can have either by creating and populating the special ...
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Run as different domain user without password with domain administrator account under windows 7

I sometimes use psexec to connect to our windows domain users' computers from remote. What I want to do is to run some programs with non-admin domain user's account (e.g. currently logged in user) and ...
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Pass argument to subprocess of powershell, that is itself a flag

start-process npm -verb runas -args @("install", "-g", "coffee-script") Is this the most straightforward way to pass arguments to a subprocess? It seems quite verbose!
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Windows 8.1 requires elevated rights for common tasks

I've moved from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 (fresh install, different machines) and I'm having some issues with user permissions on my Windows 8.1 machine. It seems to require Administrator rights for ...
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Set a shortcut to prompt with “Run as different user” dialog in Windows 7

In Windows 7, you can hold down the shift key, right-click on a shortcut, and select "Run as different user", which will present this dialog: Is it possible to create a shortcut in Windows 7 that ...
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What does `/profile` switch of Windows `runas` command exactly load?

The windows runas command has a /profile switch that per help message specifies that the user's profile should be loaded. What does it exactly load? What is understood by user's profile in this ...
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Windows Run Box as Admin

I am desperately looking for a way to get the Run box as Admin by default. I am using Windows 8.1 and remember I had this feature as Admin with Windows 7. I can surely use workaround such as runas, ...
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Secured drive only available if Windows Explorer is run as an Administrator

I have secured a drive on my server to only allow Local Administrators access. Domain Admins are part of the Local Administrators group. When I log on as an administrator, the folder is only ...
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Running program as elevated administrator by using runas fails

I try to run a program (Fling) that needs an elevated admininstrator account by the following batch command: C:\Windows\System32\runas /savecred /user:Administrator "C:\Program Files (x86)\NCH ...
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Cannot Run as Administrator even when Domain Admin

I am part of the Administrators group on Windows Server 2012 R2 but whenever I try to run Powershell as an administrator I get prompted to log in and then get denied because my privileges need to be ...
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How to call environment variables in runas command for right click context menu

I am having trouble with using environmental variables with using runas when using the command in the registry for a right click context menu command. I have tried different methods of escaping the ...
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Using PSexec to launch PowerShell session as system with specific window attributes

I'm trying to launch a PowerShell session via PSexec with alternate colors and some window attributes. The reason why I would need to run PowerShell through PSExec is so that I can have a ready-made ...
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Is it possible to start a program with “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM” account [duplicate]

This is an extension of the question on SO If I see a process being run as "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" account, can I start a program with "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" credentials? Something like run as option.
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ConEmu new tab ‘Run as user’ using special characters for password

I'm a long time ConEmu user and I have several tasks to open new tab that Run As User. recently one of the users got password changed and it's using special characters like '^', '%', e.g: 5tgb%T^YHN. ...
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How do I remove multiple Smart Card entries in the “run as different user” dialog?

I was setting up a new Windows 8.1 install on a Dell laptop our org owns. As we like to put our own software on the machines, we will wipe and reinstall from scratch. After the initial install, as I ...
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Display Issue Runas /user:administrator

I have a strange issue with a software that I'm having to run as local administrator. When I launch the application normally it is fine. When I launch the application using runas /user:administrator ...
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Which Window privilege is needed for the `runas` command?

I have a local Windows account and I want to make it impossible to login to the machine as this user – both locally and using remote desktop. Now I have set these two "deny" privileges for the ...
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Run batch as ADMIN & use robocopy

I need to copy from %USERPROFILE%\Desktop to B:\Desktop where B is a mapped network drive. The code inside BAT file is: powercfg -change -standby-timeout-ac 0 robocopy "C:\USER\DESKTOP\" "B:\DESKTOP" ...
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Runas using an exe that has a further extension

I'm trying to use runas in a way that launches an exe that has to load a file for example: runas /user:domain\admin /savecred "C:\program files\program directory\program.exe file.sse" If I run ...
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Running runas cmd in Powershell

I am a beginner and am trying to understand how to use the runas command in Windows Powershell. When I type the following command into Powershell: runas /user:\administrator cmd I am asked ...
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RunAs user from administrator account without password?

Is there a way to runas /user:<username> from an administrator account without runas prompting for the user's password?
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How do I change the input language for a program being run as another user?

On Windows 8.1, alt-shift changes the input language/keyboard for all programs. This works fine for applications that I'm running under my own user account. But if I start a program with "runas", ...
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Is there any way to run an application as another currently logged user without needing its password?

I'd like to use 'psexec' over a lan to run a command as another user that is logged on the system at the same time. In other words: I want to use 'psexec' with the built-in Administrator account ...
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How can I Embed my password with script

I have a requirement that I must run a script(with administratiev priviledge) during one of my Guest user startup.But I dont want to prompt my user for any password.In my case I'm ok with leaving my ...
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capture output of runas command cross domain

I want to run the sysinternals tool psloglist to get the event log of a server that is on another domain. If I run runas /netonly /user:DOMAIN2\USER psloglist \\TARGETSERVER Then a new command ...
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Remotely change a program to “Run as Administrator” by default

I manage 50-some machines which are experiencing an error with some legacy software. I spoke with the developer, who recommended changing the compatibility options on about a dozen applications on ...
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Why are some .bat files “run as an administrator” bold in Windows 8?

When I right click on some .bat files the "run as administrator" selection is bold. Why is this? How do I make it so that all .bat files act that way too?