Scripting elevation on Vista

Monday, 2 July 2007, 9:40 AM EST

Although the RunAs.exe console utility still exists on Windows Vista and will let you run a program as another user, it will not run that program with elevated privileges. So if you use RunAs.exe to start a program with an administrator account, the program will run with that account's profile and settings, but with standard user privileges only, not with the power to do computer administration. You can't get an application to run with elevated privileges unless you go through the UAC elevation prompt. And RunAs.exe on Windows Vista (RTM, anyway) will not invoke that prompt.

At Aaron Margosis' "Non-Admin" WebLog.

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