RunAs in Vista SP1

If you use RunAs (starting applications with different credentials) then you have probably noticed that this option is missing in Vista SP1. To start applications with the RunAs you need to use the cmd-line based command:

%windir%\system32\runas.exe /user:domain\user "<Path>\Application.exe"

If you are used to the Windows XP feature with right clicking an application and choose runas then you can get an addon to Vista to have this functionallity. The application (ShellRunas) is developed by Mark Russinovich and is found here: Link

ShellRunas works on Windows XP, 2003 server, Vista and 2008 server and you need to register the functionallity with running the command:

shellrunas /reg

1 comment:

Helge Olav Helgsen said...

Exiting. Microsoft is doing lots of changes to the GUI. Is this for better or worse? And is there a reason for hiding this function? Too much security will lead to people turning it off.