How to use Run as to start an application as an administrator in Windows Server 2003
This article describes how to use the
Run as command to start an application as an administrator.
Applies to: Windows Server 2003
Original KB number: 325362
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.
Steps to start an application as an administrator
Run as to start an application as an administrator, follow these steps:
- Locate the application that you want to start in Windows Explorer, the Microsoft Management Console (MMC), or Control Panel.
- Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you right-click the executable file or the icon for the application, and then select Run as.
- Select The following user.
- In the User name and Password boxes, type the administrator account and password, and then select OK.
- Some applications may not support the use of the
- You may not be able to start an application, MMC console, or Control Panel tool from a network location by using the
Run ascommand 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
Run ascommand from the command line. For more information, select Start, and then select Run. In the Open box type cmd, and then select OK. At the command prompt, type runas /?, and then press ENTER.