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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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How do I add a password to a batch file to automatically authenticate?

I'm trying to run xcopy commands in a batch file as an administrator. Is this the correct command and how can I pass the password into it? runas /noprofile /user:Domain Name\user account
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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 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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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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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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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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“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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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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Possible to continue runas /u:domain\admin cmd with followup commands in the new CMD window?

Is it possible to continue runas /u:domain\admin command with followup commands in a new CMD.EXE window? I tried this but it didn't work: Runas different user to launch CMD and run command What I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...