IE7 no longer allows an admin instance with a limited user account

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Ian, May 3, 2007.

  1. Ian

    Ian Guest

    I am testing moving my company from IE6SP2 to IE7.

    All my users are limited accounts. If I ever wanted to perform
    administrative duties on their computers, I could do so by launching an IE
    window with Admin credentials without having the user logout. To do that I
    would get a command prompt, do runas /user:administrator cmd, then in that
    window go to the IE directory and type iexplore.exe and I'd have a IE window
    with admin privileges that I could do most any admin duty I needed to all
    while the limited user remained logged in.

    With my IE7 test machines, it seems that functionality has been disabled.
    When I try to do the same thing, it spawns a new IE window with the limited
    users' privileges.

    Am I out of luck with my shortcut, or is there a group policy I can edit to
    make IE7 act like IE6 did before?
    Ian, May 3, 2007
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  2. (cross-post added to XP Security)

    You don't even have to do all that, just right-click Run As... on the command
    prompt icon.

    In fact, I just checked, you could even right-click a Desktop shortcut (.lnk file)
    for IE and use Run As... on it even more directly.

    You're not very likely to find out about group policy options in the IE NG
    (or even in the IEAK NG). ; ) Cross-posting to XP Security...

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, May 4, 2007
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