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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 enable Win-key command followed by ctrl+shift+enter for Administrator privilege elevation on Windows 10?

On Feb 9, 2022 out of the blue the shortcut to elevate Administrative privilege by typing a command from Win-key followed by ctrl+shift+enter stopped working on all my laptops and desktops running ...
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Windows 10\11 - wont shutdown\sleep\restart\run-as-admin

After hours of searching, I've got a very weird problem that I couldn't find a solution to. Since I upgraded my rig to Intel's 12gen (new motherboard, CPU, RAM, installation), I sometimes have the ...
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Make startup script which automatically Runs in Administrator Mode for deployment purposes - Windows 11

I am deploying Windows 11 via the Network. The process is the following: Load the image via winpe on the SSD of every machine with the dism tool. Load a startup script on the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\...
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Default RunAs also when opening hyperlinks

I can open a browser under a different user using "runas" inside the shortcut target like this: runas.exe /user:username /savecred pathtobrowserexe However, I would like this to be the ...
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Allow "console logon" (from keyboard) only for specific user

Currently when I create a Windows user without a password it can't be used with runas.exe showing the following error: Account restrictions are preventing this user from signing in. For example: ...
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RunAs command to apply restrictions to a local account created during the OOBE process of AutoPilot in INtune

I am trying to use a RunAs command that will be wrapped in an Intunewinapp to apply restrictions to a local account. Currently, I am able to create the account during the OOBE process of AutoPilot, ...
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Windows : How to run a program with a different user (equivalent of linux 'sudo -u user cmd')?

Context In a setup program for Windows, which is executed with administrator privilege, I want to configure a service, which will be run with a dedicated user (let's call this user serviceUser). For ...
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Spawn running program instance in user session from admin session

Can't seem to find anything online about this topic because they're all responding to using run as to go the other way (to elevate permissions) Scenario: there's a program that I want to run under a ...
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Display Username in window title bar [closed]

I'm doing a lot of runas at work (multiple accounts, poorly managed, but I have no choice). What I'm looking for is some way to display the user a window is running as in the title bar? Like I often ...
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Run WinSCP script from bat file as different user [duplicate]

could anybody help me with this please: I can successfully call a WinSCP script from a bat file like this: "C:\Program Files (x86)\WinSCP\WinSCP.com" /script="script_file_path.txt" ...
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Running Outlook 2019 as another user

I am usually logged in as user A (not an admin). I have Outlook setup for user B (not an admin either). I am running Windows 10 version 1909. When logged in as user B, everything works smoothly. When ...
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Enroll user's certificates for another user on the same machine

If I'm logged in as a normal user, how can I download/enroll user's certificates for another user (on the same machine)? This can be done using runas command but can't figure out exactly.
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How to run a program as nt authority\system using the windows RUNAS command (or using built-in tools if runas won't work)

How do I run a program as nt authority/system without using 3rd party app (such as psexec)? I have tried runas "/user:system@nt authority" <app> and runas "/user:nt authority\...
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On Windows, how to make a .bat or .ps1 file automatically elevate itself when running?

I have pinned admin cmd and admin pwsh to taskbar, I know how to run .bat files as Administrator, just right-click->"Run as administrator", for .ps1 files, I have modified openwith of ....
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Can not run EXCEL.EXE with "runas", it says: "1312: A specified logon session does not exist. It may already have been terminated."

I need to run EXCEL.EXE with a user different than current one; previously I have been doing this without any issues using "runas", but after updating the system to Windows 10 Pro version ...
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Windows: run a program as different user and elevate

I'm (at home) the domain admin and users don't have local admin rights. One user on Windows 10 wants to run the Badlion client (some Minecraft anti-cheat software), which requires administrative ...
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runas requested operation requires elevation on active directory

I am having trouble understanding what is going on with "runas". Situation: CLIENT is W10 Pro joined & logged in to Active Directory Domain FOODOM. USER is member of FOODOM and default Domain-...
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Use runas with cmd /k and path containing spaces

Here is the command I try to execute: runas /netonly /user:DOMAIN\user "cmd /k C:\Program Files (x86)\program.exe" When i try to execute it I have the following error message: 'C:\Program' is not ...
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Why can we not "Run as administrator" a batch file with @ in the path?

So we just discovered this weird quirk. Easy enough to avoid but curious if any of the experts here know what's happening. It seems that if you try to use the right-click "Run as Administrator" on a ...
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Run Runas without password prompt

First of all, I'm sorry to register a new question when there are a few about the same subject, but I couldn't find a specific answer... I'm trying to create a batch file to be used by a regular user....
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Windows 10: Additional start menu to runas different user

I have a Windows PC for personal and also professional use. I want to keep the personal data separate from the professional data, so I created two user accounts, one for personal and one for ...
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How can I change default program to run as another user (no shortcut)?

I am trying to have an app always run as another user. I know you can launch the app as another user via editing the shortcut but then when you double click a file it runs as you and not other user. ...
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Windows 10: RunAs requires elevation even when the command prompt is run as admin

I have set up an application which has to be run by a normal user, but requires admin privileges. It is stupid, it is a normal application, but it is installs like that. Users are definitely not ...
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Cannot run batch in Task Scheduler when security optons set to "Run whether user logged on or not"

@echo off rem Note: This file is an alternative launcher for DocFetcher. How to use it: rem 1) Modify this file as needed. rem 2) Move this file one level up into the DocFetcher folder. rem 3) ...
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how to start a headless virtualbox machine from jenkins job

I have Windows 7 pro SP1 with a Jenkins installation running with SYSTEM account. I also have VirtualBox and a virtual machine created in my personal user with Debian, to be used as a slave for ...
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How to runas an application requiring elevation with a different user?

I want to run regedit as a different user (i.e. to edit that user's registry entries). So I've run cmd as an Administrator, then did runas /profile /savecred /user:OtherUserName regedit It asks for ...
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How to modify batch script to run as TrustedInstaller

I have a toggle batch script that automatically Stops and Starts "WinDefend" Service. Except "WinDefend" Service can only be stopped as TrustedInstaller. So to make the script work, I first have to ...
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Run as another user, but ONLY for certain explicitly permitted programs

On my Windows 10 system, Alice is a developer/administrator and Bob is a standard user. Alice has written a set of programs for Bob to use (.bat files, and/or shortcuts that run .py files in python....
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runas: I can't invoke system commands

This works: $ C:\Users\Guest> runas /user:Administrator cmd Executes a new cmd.exe process/window as Administrator However using commands like type, cd, echo, dir, etc won't work: $ C:\Users\...
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Running "net" commands with /domain flag outside of the domain

As a part of my work I sometimes connect to a network with an AD environment/Domain, and receive domain user credentials. However, my machine is not a part of the domain. So when I try to query the ...
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New PowerShell as a user with administrator rights

I want to open a new powershell.exe as a user but with the administrator rights (this user is already added to administrator group). To open new powershell.exe as user, I used this command: runas /...
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Started explorer.exe as different user, can't switch back

I have two domain accounts (user and admuser) which I'm working with on my Windows 10 Pro machine. Yesterday, as 'user' I Shift+RightClick on C:\windows\explorer.exe and choosed Run as Different User ...
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Making application always run as a different user

I am looking for a runas alternative. Is it possible to set up a particular application to ALWAYS RUN under a different account? This is very different from defining a short-cut that does a run-as (...
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How to check if a program is configured to run as administrator?

It seems there are tons of threads asking how to check if a prorgam is running as admin or how to set a programto run as admin in windows, but my question is How can I check to see if a program is ...
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How do I run Microsoft Code Writer as Administrator?

When I right click on the Microsoft Code Writer icon, there is no option to "Run as Administrator"
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Windows Autostart App Not Running Anymore [duplicate]

I'm not sure if it is due to the latest Windows 10 update or something else. But recently, OpenVPN won't start up automatically anymore. Even though it is placed in the user autostart folder for the ...
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PowerShell ISE runas user reports other user with whoami

I want to start a PowerShell ISE session as a domain user. If I enter: runas.exe /netonly /user:domain.local\username "powershell ise" I am prompted for the password and the ISE environment launches....
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Pass parameters to program started with Runas

I am trying to start Performance monitor as different user. I found runas.exe but syntax for program arguments makes me go crazy. The following syntax works: C:\Windows\System32\runas.exe /user:domain\...
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Why does RUNAS command work but PSEXEC doesn't in this case?

When I try to restart a remove IIS, I run: runas /netonly /user:mydomain\myusername "iisreset ServerBoxMachine" It asks me for a password and then the command is ran successfully. However, I use ...
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Run program automatically as a specific user

So I know, that I could just create a shortcut with RunAs but I was wondering, whether it would be possible to pass the password already as a parameter to the script, so I do not have to type it in ...
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Start an application with specific date format

I need to use one rather poorly-coded application which requires me to use en-US regional settings, or more specifically, the date format needs to be in en-US format when executing that application. I ...
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Single Batch script to open any editor/application in elevated administrator access [duplicate]

I have been searching for ages now, for this. All I want is exactly as I mentioned in my question, I have many editors like Sublime Text, VS Code etc. But they all seem useless when it comes to edit ...
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Mount and dismount hard drive through a script/software - as Admin

The answer to this previously asked question is excellent - it works perfectly when I run it manually, "As Administrator". However, I want to be able to Mount my USB-backup drive - just before ...
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runas command plus netsh interface

I try to use this code to disable wifi interface and enable lan interface when user davide login. The script starts at startup it prompts me for password (twice) but then it fails.. I added pause ...
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Run software as admin user, but in the current user context

Here is my situation: I have a single software that demands admin rights. That software needs to be run by commom users. Right-clicking and "Run as administrator" does not do the trick, therefore I ...
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Wmic command not found while running cmd through runas command

I open a normal cmd and ranned wmic in two different ways Method 1: Open cmd Run the command : runas /noprofile /user:AAA cmd Note : aa as administrator privilege It opened another cmd with ...
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Windows equivalent of Linux ksu (Kerberized super-user) on windows?

ksu, Kerberized super-user, command is able to use a credential cache file (i.e. containing Kerberos ticket for user u1) in order to execute a shell/command with user u1. I have worked long time with ...
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Run notepad.exe as admin by default

Almost all *.exe files I can right click -> Properties -> Compatibility -> Run as Admin. But notepad.exe lacks the compatibility tab. Is there an alternative way that works even for notepad.exe? ...
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Two definitions for "Run as administrator"? [duplicate]

In my Total Commander icon properties, I see Run as administrator in two places: the Compatibility tab settings, and the Shortcut tab (Advanced button). Question Are they both the same? If not, ...
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runas when you already are administrator

Something escapes me when trying to use runas to elevage privilege. Simple Win10 machine with single user who already has admin rights. I need to write in a specific registry key via script, but I get ...
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