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Access Administrator's File from a different login

Posted on 2003-11-05
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Hi,

I have a login named 'Shared', who is a Restricted user in Windows 2000.

I need to access few folders created by the administrator from the restricted login,
My conditions are,

1. I should be able to access to folder from 'shared'(restricted) login.
2. I should not share the folder's security.

Is there a way like, prompting for password, just to access the folder?

-Girish Raja.
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by:yuureibanashi
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You can just simply set NTFS permission for the folder.Log in to administrator share the folderand set NTFS permission for 'shared' user account.In this way only shared account have the permission to access the folder.

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Open a command prompt (or use the "run" menu) and enter "runas /user:Administrator explorer". runas will prompt for the admin password and then open a Windows Explorer running under the administrator context. Using this explorer, you can access any folder to which administrator has access.
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by:girishraja
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oBdA,

I tried your runas command,
It prompted me for administrator's password.
After I enter it, it says

"Attempting to start "explorer" as user "Administrator"..."

It terminates soon and an explorer window never opens.

However when I tried to use "runas /user:Administrator cmd", it prompts me for password and after I enter it, I get the new command prompt where I have the administrator's privilege.

Is there anything that i miss to open the explorer window.


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by:girishraja
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Alright, I found the solution,

I need to end the explorer.exe process for it to work.

More detailed explanation of this is given at
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=225035

Thanks.
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