Run as instead of Run as Adminstrator

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Guest, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hello,

    Local admins only get the option to "Run as Admin" when using right-click,
    which uses the account with admin rights they are logged in with. How can we
    enable them to choose an alternative domain account with priviledges for
    like running Exchange or AD admin tools on administrative workstations?

    Thx!

    Cheers
     
    Guest, Jan 15, 2007
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  2. Use runas executable from the command prompt.

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    Author of O'Reilly Active Directory Third Edition
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    Joe Richards [MVP], Jan 15, 2007
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Yes, sure that works, making custom shortcuts etc ... but is there any way
    to add it to the contect menu using the registry a lot of folks would
    appreciate that.

    Cheers
     
    Guest, Jan 15, 2007
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  4. Not that I am aware of.

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    Joe Richards Microsoft MVP Windows Server Directory Services
    Author of O'Reilly Active Directory Third Edition
    www.joeware.net


    ---O'Reilly Active Directory Third Edition now available---

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    Joe Richards [MVP], Jan 15, 2007
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  5. Certainly an option but I would way go for using the cmd prompt and
    running runas there. Likely I could start up an admin tool faster that
    way then someone could do it via the GUI anyway. :)


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    Joe Richards Microsoft MVP Windows Server Directory Services
    Author of O'Reilly Active Directory Third Edition
    www.joeware.net


    ---O'Reilly Active Directory Third Edition now available---

    http://www.joeware.net/win/ad3e.htm

     
    Joe Richards [MVP], Jan 16, 2007
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  6. Guest

    Jesper Guest

    No doubt an elevated command prompt is far faster when you need to run
    several tasks. That's why I liked the idea of being able to right-click a
    folder and open an elevated command prompt there.

     
    Jesper, Jan 16, 2007
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  7. Hi Joe,

    If I try this logged in as a user who is a member of the Administrators
    group, the RunAs command does NOT allow elevation. For example if I log
    in as MACHINE\LocalAdmin (with UAC enabled) then start a command prompt
    as "Administrator", then try to RUNAS gpmc and enter my domain admin
    credentials, it's gives an error saying it can't elevate...
     
    Gerry Hickman, Feb 14, 2007
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  8. same issue here. Can,t elevate with the RUN AS ADMIN command. What gives ?

    Dan
    Sudbury, Canada
     
    Daniel Côté, Feb 15, 2007
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  9. What if you launch the command prompt elevated and that is where you use
    runas to fire gpmc...



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    Joe Richards Microsoft MVP Windows Server Directory Services
    Author of O'Reilly Active Directory Third Edition
    www.joeware.net


    ---O'Reilly Active Directory Third Edition now available---

    http://www.joeware.net/win/ad3e.htm


     
    Joe Richards [MVP], Feb 17, 2007
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  10. Josh Phillips, Feb 19, 2007
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