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Facts & FAQs: I have some programmes installed under Windows that occasionally I would like to have executed under an account other than the one I am logged in with. If ever, how is this feasible?

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I have some programmes installed under Windows that occasionally I would like to have executed under an account other than the one I am logged in with. If ever, how is this feasible?

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For Windows XP and VISTA:

This is possible with the runas command under Windows. You can either run it from the command line syntax (start - run - then 'cmd.exe') by typing:

runas /user:"domain"\"user-account"

( e.g.: runas /user:CERN\joepublic )

For Windows XP ONLY:

or by going with the Explorer to the executable, holding down the shift key and right-clicking, then choosing "Run as".

In both above cases you will be prompted for the NICE password of the new account specified.

This feature could occasionally be useful, specifically to execute certain tasks as Administrator or under an administrator-like account, without having to logout/login.

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Topic

Windows

Importance

Medium

Your Keywords

run as

Revision date

05/09/2009

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Date revision test

05/03/2009
Approval Status Approved
 

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Created at 20/02/2008 14:12 by Sebastien Dellabella
Last modified at 05/09/2008 11:35 by Franck Jouberjean