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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2answers
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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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4answers
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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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3answers
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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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2answers
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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 ...
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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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1answer
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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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4answers
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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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Cause a UAC popup from commandline without custom tools

In Win7, a user can right-click on a program and choose 'Run as administrator'. You get a popup, but do not have to enter the administrator password. I would like to get the same functionality, but ...
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3answers
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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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3answers
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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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1answer
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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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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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2answers
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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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3answers
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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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4answers
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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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2answers
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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 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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2answers
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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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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. ...