This is a super quick tip if you find yourself repeatedly wanting to run something as another user.
A good example I often use is if I want to run SQL Server Management Studio using my admin account, or likewise, if I want to perform privileged commands as an admin in PowerShell. Right-clicking and doing all that run as dance through the context menu is a pain, so this is a quick solution saving you some effort.
- First, right click in a folder, choose new then shortcut.
- In the “Type the location of the item” box, add this:
C:\Windows\System32\runas.exe /user:domain\user /savecred" "path-to-command-to-run"
In the command above, replace
domain\user with your domain & user combination.
path-to-command-to-run with the full path to your executable.
- Click Next
- Give it a name
- Click Finish
- Now double click the shortcut and enter any credentials
You should now be able to run a command as another user, repeatedly.
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