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 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 stopping/...
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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 ...
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Opening a program as a different user (with /savecred) fails

What I'm trying to do is run a second instance (my personal account) of dropbox. I have a second user account setup, Dropbox installed, the Dropbox folder on the second acct shared properly. ...
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Enable password-blank Run As on Home Premium?

Is there a registry setting I can change to apply this fix from http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=303846? You can disable blank password restrictions by using a policy. To locate ...
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How to make a cmd 'runnable as administrator' under windows 7?

I have written as small .cmd file to be executed as an administrator. I am trying to set its options as 'Run as Administrator' but the check box is not accessible. Why? How to solve this issue? I ...
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Can access a shared folder when logged in, but not with runas

We have a medium-sized school using a Win2008R2 domain. We have several shares that are blocked except to administrators. The problem is that if I log in as an administrator, I can access the shares ...
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windows runas command with elevated privileges, user in admin group

I have a windows 7 user who belongs to admin group. I want to execute sc command that requires admin privileges. I DON'T want to open an elevated cmd, want to be able to simply Win+R->Enter command, ...
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How can I make runas.exe (Windows) wait until the program it starts exits?

That is, I want runas to exit only after the program that it runs exits. There is no /wait argument to runas.exe. I've tried lots of permutations of start /wait with it and nothing works. I have to ...
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While running a batch file in Windows 7 with Admin rights from a thumb drive, how can I get the file path back to the thumb drive?

I have a piece of software that is being distributed to several departments for installation onto Windows 7 laptops. They install software from the thumb drive and then they have to run a script to ...
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runas domain access?

I want to execute a file on a share but I need to use a domain account to access it. I've tried runas /user:domain\user \\someshare\foo.exe. It prompts for the domain account's password, which I enter,...
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Command Prompt: Run as other user?

If I use the command runas and run a program as a different user on the domain will this actually return information regarding their computer or will it give me my comptuers information? for example ...
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Run an application as a domain user from VPN [duplicate]

I am connected to a VPN as a domain user. I would like to run a local application as the domain user from the VPN instead of my local workgroup user. If I select run as a different user and insert ...
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Running 2 explorer.exe instances with the “RunAs” Command

I've created 2 batch files. The first called admin.bat with the lines: @echo off cls runas /env /user:ADOMAIN\Administrator "\\path\dir\explorer.bat" and the other called explorer.bat with the ...
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Ctrl+Shift to Run as Administrator No Longer Works

Holding Ctrl+Shift while clicking on a shortcut (or in the Start Menu’s search box) no longer works to run as administrator. Specifically, nothing happens; no UAC prompt and the program does not run ...
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Run program not as administrator

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 ...
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windows runas netonly with incorrect password

On Windows 7 I'm using runas /netonly /user:... to run something under a different account. If I mistype the password the program starts under my current user. runas doesn't even appear to set the ...
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Command line argument for running as another user on Windows?

Under windows .msi installer, if you specify a custom action to be run at an application's installation time, it will get run under the "SYSTEM" user. Can I trick it by passing a command line ...
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How can I run commands in PowerShell with Administrator permissions?

I would like to run commands in PowerShell with Administrator permissions? How can I do that? I have tried to start PowerShell with the runas command, but PowerShell is closed immediately after I ...
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as a domain member, 'run with administrative privileges' always asks for hostname

Since we run Windows 7-clients in our windows-server domain I have a specific use case that has become more inconvenient: On the client-site, being logged-on as an user with restricted rights and ...
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Run task manager as another user (admin)

Is it possible to run the Windows Task Manager as another user, i.e. as an admin? Our users run with limited privileges, so it would be helpful if I could task manager as an administrator to kill a ...
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runas with administrator privileges

I'm having some problems with running the command prompt with administrator privileges. I'm use this command, to run as a specific user: runas /user:DOMAIN\MYUSER cmd The user DOMAIN\MYUSER is ...
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How can I run something as Administrator via Cygwin's SSH?

I'm trying to connect to a remote Windows 7 box that needs a setup change or two. I've got access to an Administrator account via Cygwin's SSH server, but Cygwin won't let me run Administrator-...
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Use runas with a domain account on a non-domain machine in Windows 2k/XP/Vista/7

My Windows 7 computer is on LAN in an intranet with a Windows domain, but it is not a member of that domain. However, I need to run some applications under domain accounts while I'm logged on locally ...
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run as dialog always pops up

I recently got some malware on a machine that I don't use for much (partly intentional). I've cleaned it, but now everytime I open any .exe the 'Run As' dialog pops up asking me which user I want to ...
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Automatically run an application as another user

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 ...
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Windows 7 Credential manager and accessing SQL Server from outside of the domain

My SQL Server is set to use Windows authentication. If I am connected to the domain directly from my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 machine, SQL Management Studio (SSMS) will let me authenticate with Windows ...
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how do you keep a console open after a runas command completes?

I'm trying to run the SharePoint 'stsadm' command using 'runas /user:spsetup "stsadm args...". The user authenticates, and the program runs, but it runs in a new console window which closes ...
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Run as a different user on a shortcut

How do I run as a different user on a shortcut in Windows 7? On Windows XP, I had the ability to mark a shortcut as being run by a different user, so that every time I ran it it would prompt me for ...
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“Run as” for a .bat file

I'd like to run a .bat file as a different user to troubleshoot a rights problem which I suspect. For normal .exe files, you can Shift-right-click to get "Run as...". However, for a .bat file, this ...
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Windows 7 Administrator Command Prompt “Start in” Path

So, I know you can create a shortcut to an administrator-level command prompt (as described in this question), but what I'm seeing is that whenever I use such a shortcut, it always drops me into c:\...
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Runas context menu shortcut

In Windows 7 there is an option to enable a run as context menu by holding down the shift key when opening the start menu. When I select the run as option a credentials dialog is shown, but it doesn'...
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Drag and Drop File into Application under run as administrator

Whenever I have an application running (Visual Studio 2008, Notepad, etc.) under "Run as Administrator", I cannot drag and drop files from Windows Explorer into the application. I've tried running ...
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Run As Administrator Settings Under Shortcut

There are two checkboxes for Run As Administrator in the Properties dialog for a shortcut in Windows 7. One is under the Shortcut tab in the Advanced Properties dialog, and the other is under the ...
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Runas Windows Explorer in Windows 7

I'm having a strange issue with Windows Explorer on Windows 7 Professional. When I try to open it up under different user credentials, I get the following error message: The results are the same ...
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Configure Mouse Buttons for “Administrator”/Elevated privileges

I am, for better or worse, an administrator on my Windows 7 machine. However, even then, I still need to run certain programs "as Administrator" - for example, Visual Studio 2008 when working with ...
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Starting Internet Explorer as a different user

My machine is a 'server workstation' running Windows Server 2003 connected to a domain. I have created a local user called StandardUser. I'm trying to run Internet Explorer 8 as this user by right-...
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“run as administrator” in standard user account

how can I run command prompt as administrator from a standard user account? The "run as" does not appear to work, neither does the CTRL-SHIFT-ENTER trick. I think it is because I am logged in as a ...
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Vista Run Dialogue: This task will be created with administrator priviledges

At work, I use Standard Server 2008, and the run dialogue there has a note that says "This task will be created with administrator priviledges" as per subject. At home, on this laptop with Vista Home ...
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How do you run windows explorer as a different user?

I can't believe this question wasn't already asked. I came across the answer when asking a slightly different question. Lets say I am logged in as user Bob and I open up a command prompt via the ...