I need to set up a lap-top for a colleague. He should have normal user account, but in order to connect to the university network, he requires a program that needs administrative permissions to run. The program is a command line utility.

Is it possible to somehow run the program as administrator from his account, without requiring him to enter administrator password?

P.S. We tried running program as a service, but that didn't work out because the program requires interaction with the user (credentials for university network).

  • What OS version does he use? – Ruben May 21 '12 at 18:47
  • Windows 7 operating system – Bogi May 21 '12 at 18:59

To achieve this you can use runas command:

runas /savecred /user:Administrator command

But as well-pointed by Tejs, this is will open computer to security attacks.

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Umm.. no? That's the whole point of the security context requiring him to enter the administrative password.

If you could, there would be a whole host of nasty viruses out in the wild.

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Try RunAsUser, works in my Windows XP, I'm not sure it works in other windows system.

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