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  • Hi, I'm attempting to run appwiz.cpl with domain credentials in order to uninstall software while logged into a computer with normal user permissions.  How can I get "run as a different user" option to come up?  All  get is "run as administrator" which does not prompt for credentials.  Or how do you get "run as administrator" to prompt for credentials?  Either would solve my problem. 

    Tuesday, January 31, 2012 3:40 PM

Answers

  • This website should help you for that.

    http://www.petri.co.il/run_control_panel_applets_as_another_user.htm


    "Everything we do is dictated by motive."
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Monday, February 6, 2012 1:30 AM
    Tuesday, January 31, 2012 7:11 PM
  • If you are logged in as a non-administrator account, run as administrator will prompt for credentials. If you are logged in with an account that is a local machine administrator it just elevates your current account.

    When you join a system to a domain you can still log in to accounts that are local to the machine, non-domain accounts, the first local account is always a local machine administrator.

    If you create a second local machine (standard user) account and log in with that or login with a domain non administrator account, run as administrator will prompt for credentials.

    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Monday, February 6, 2012 1:30 AM
    Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7:24 AM
  • Press shift, and right click the .cpl file, you should see “Run as different user” on the option.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

     

     


    Leo Huang

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Monday, February 6, 2012 1:30 AM
    Thursday, February 2, 2012 3:39 AM

All replies

  • This website should help you for that.

    http://www.petri.co.il/run_control_panel_applets_as_another_user.htm


    "Everything we do is dictated by motive."
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Monday, February 6, 2012 1:30 AM
    Tuesday, January 31, 2012 7:11 PM
  • If you are logged in as a non-administrator account, run as administrator will prompt for credentials. If you are logged in with an account that is a local machine administrator it just elevates your current account.

    When you join a system to a domain you can still log in to accounts that are local to the machine, non-domain accounts, the first local account is always a local machine administrator.

    If you create a second local machine (standard user) account and log in with that or login with a domain non administrator account, run as administrator will prompt for credentials.

    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Monday, February 6, 2012 1:30 AM
    Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7:24 AM
  • Press shift, and right click the .cpl file, you should see “Run as different user” on the option.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

     

     


    Leo Huang

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Monday, February 6, 2012 1:30 AM
    Thursday, February 2, 2012 3:39 AM