ShellRunas v1.02

By Mark Russinovich and Jon Schwartz

Published: October 12, 2021

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The command-line Runas utility is handy for launching programs under different accounts, but it’s not convenient if you’re a heavy Explorer user. ShellRunas provides functionality similar to that of Runas to launch programs as a different user via a convenient shell context-menu entry.


ShellRunas screenshot

Using ShellRunas


shellrunas /reg [/quiet]
shellrunas /regnetonly [/quiet]
shellrunas /unreg [/quiet]
shellrunas [/netonly] <program> [arguments]

Parameter Description
/reg                   Registers ShellRunas shell context-menu entry
/regnetonly Registers Shell /netonly context-menu entry
Note: a command prompt will flash when the program starts
/unreg Unregisters ShellRunas shell context-menu  entry
/quiet Register or unregisters ShellRunas shell context-menu entry without result dialog
/netonly Use if specified credentials are for remote access only
<program> Runs program with specified credentials and parameters

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Runs on:

  • Client: Windows Vista and higher.
  • Server: Windows Server 2008 and higher.

Getting Help

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