How do I change network adapter settings (i.e. change between DHCP and static IP address) while logged in as a non-administrator user, but with available credentials of an administrator user?
I have two domain accounts I use on my Windows 7 machine: standard user and tech user. The standard user that I log in with is not and administrator on the machine and thus doesn't have rights to change system settings. I can get around this in most cases by running certain programs as the other user, but one thing I have not been able to do is change network settings as described above without actually logging out or switching users to the other.
I have tried running the following commands:
runas /user:DOMAIN\techuser "control netconnections" runas /user:DOMAIN\techuser "control /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter" runas /user:DOMAIN\techuser control runas /user:DOMAIN\techuser cmd --- followed by "control netconnections"
In all cases, when I get to the point of hitting Properties on the network adapter, it tells me that "You do not have sufficient privileges for configuring connection properties."
Is there another workaround?