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

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do RunAs without setting admin mode in Windows 7 [on hold]

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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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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runasrob openning assotiated extensions

I'm using a program call runasrob which creates encrypted shortcut to allow some program to run as admin without prompt for the password. and it worked quite well. now I have a file with extension ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Contents of file different depending on running IDE “as administrator” or not?

In Windows 7, using Windows Explorer, I saved a backup copy of the file C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VC98\ATL\Include\ATLCOM.H by renaming it out of the way, and then I copied a new, ...
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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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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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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?
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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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How to provide NETONLY option when using “Run as a different user”

In the office we have two domains, not trusted. When I need to access a computer on the other (untrusted) domain via applications which rely on Windows Authentication I fire up CMD and then go runas ...
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How to call a program to be run with admin privileges but under the same user (Windows Command Prompt)

I need to invoke a program with admin privileges from command prompt. it should prompt to the user an alert such as: I found many answers like: runas.exe /user:administrator %~dp0\MY_PROGRAM.BAT ...
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how can I remote shutdown after host pc shuts down?

I have windows 7 Pro and for the project I'm doing I need the remote PC to automatically shutdown when the host shutdown. So say if I power down computer a I would need computer b to shut down within ...
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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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5answers
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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 ...
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SOLVED: runas /savecred error 1311 no logon server

Computer: Windows 8.1 Pro on company domain I have a program that needs to be run occasionally for testing purposes, and is installed and uninstalled regularly. I am not a domain administrator, and ...
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Why Run-as-Administrator in an administrator user? [duplicate]

As you see below I have two user account on my computer, and both of them have in administrator group. I want to run this below program : When I log in with Abraham and double click on ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...