How To Use "Run as" to Start an Application as an Administrator in Windows Server 2003

For a Microsoft Windows 2000 version of this article, see
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Summary

This step-by-step article describes how to use the
Run as command to start an application as an administrator.

You can use Run as to start an application as an administrator if you want to perform administrative tasks when you are logged on as a member of another group, such as the Users or Power Users group.

How to Use "Run as" to Start an Application as an Administrator

To use Run as to start an application as an administrator, follow these steps:
  1. Locate the application that you want to start in Windows Explorer, the Microsoft Management Console (MMC), or Control Panel.
  2. Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you right-click the executable file or the icon for the application, and then click Run as.
  3. Click The following user.
  4. In the User name and Password boxes, type the administrator account and password, and then click OK.
NOTES:
  • Some applications may not support the use of the
    Run as command.
  • You may not be able to start an application, MMC console, or Control Panel tool from a network location by using the Run as command if the credentials that are used to connect to the network share are different from those used to start the application. The credentials that are used to run the application may not permit you access to the same network share.
  • You can also use the runas command from the command line. For more information, click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box type cmd, and then click OK. At the command prompt, type runas /?, and then press ENTER.
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ID do Artigo: 325362 - Última Revisão: 7 de jan de 2008 - Revisão: 1

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