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 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

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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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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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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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 ...
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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...