Launch a file as another user

Hello

What I want to do is something similar to the command line runas command or just right clicking on a file and selecting run as.

I need to run this damn Fed Ex program as an administrator because it won't work otherwise

When I right click and run it as an administrator it works but it does not save the info for next time.

I want to see if I can compile this so the user can not see the admin password

Thanks in advance for your time and suggestions
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PaulHewsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Here is the method to run a process under a different user account:

Private Const LOGON_WITH_PROFILE = &H1&
Private Const LOGON_NETCREDENTIALS_ONLY = &H2&
Private Const CREATE_DEFAULT_ERROR_MODE = &H4000000
Private Const CREATE_NEW_CONSOLE = &H10&
Private Const CREATE_NEW_PROCESS_GROUP = &H200&
Private Const CREATE_SEPARATE_WOW_VDM = &H800&
Private Const CREATE_SUSPENDED = &H4&
Private Const CREATE_UNICODE_ENVIRONMENT = &H400&
Private Const ABOVE_NORMAL_PRIORITY_CLASS = &H8000&
Private Const BELOW_NORMAL_PRIORITY_CLASS = &H4000&
Private Const HIGH_PRIORITY_CLASS = &H80&
Private Const IDLE_PRIORITY_CLASS = &H40&
Private Const NORMAL_PRIORITY_CLASS = &H20&
Private Const REALTIME_PRIORITY_CLASS = &H100&
Private Type PROCESS_INFORMATION
    hProcess As Long
    hThread As Long
    dwProcessId As Long
    dwThreadId As Long
End Type
Private Type STARTUPINFO
    cb As Long
    lpReserved As Long
    lpDesktop As Long
    lpTitle As Long
    dwX As Long
    dwY As Long
    dwXSize As Long
    dwYSize As Long
    dwXCountChars As Long
    dwYCountChars As Long
    dwFillAttribute As Long
    dwFlags As Long
    wShowWindow As Integer
    cbReserved2 As Integer
    lpReserved2 As Byte
    hStdInput As Long
    hStdOutput As Long
    hStdError As Long
End Type
Private Declare Function CreateProcessWithLogon Lib "Advapi32" Alias "CreateProcessWithLogonW" (ByVal lpUsername As Long, ByVal lpDomain As Long, ByVal lpPassword As Long, ByVal dwLogonFlags As Long, ByVal lpApplicationName As Long, ByVal lpCommandLine As Long, ByVal dwCreationFlags As Long, ByVal lpEnvironment As Long, ByVal lpCurrentDirectory As Long, lpStartupInfo As STARTUPINFO, lpProcessInfo As PROCESS_INFORMATION) As Long
Private Declare Function CloseHandle Lib "kernel32" (ByVal hObject As Long) As Long
Private Sub Form_Load()
    Dim lpUsername As String, lpDomain As String, lpPassword As String, lpApplicationName As String
    Dim lpCommandLine As String, lpCurrentDirectory As String
    Dim StartInfo As STARTUPINFO, ProcessInfo As PROCESS_INFORMATION
    lpUsername = "OtherUser"
    lpDomain = ""
    lpPassword = "other_user_password"
    lpApplicationName = "C:\WINNT\NOTEPAD.EXE"
    lpCommandLine = vbNullString 'use the same as lpApplicationName
    lpCurrentDirectory = vbNullString 'use standard directory
    StartInfo.cb = LenB(StartInfo) 'initialize structure
    StartInfo.dwFlags = 0&
    CreateProcessWithLogon StrPtr(lpUsername), StrPtr(lpDomain), StrPtr(lpPassword), LOGON_WITH_PROFILE, StrPtr(lpApplicationName), StrPtr(lpCommandLine), CREATE_DEFAULT_ERROR_MODE Or CREATE_NEW_CONSOLE Or CREATE_NEW_PROCESS_GROUP, ByVal 0&, StrPtr(lpCurrentDirectory), StartInfo, ProcessInfo
    CloseHandle ProcessInfo.hThread 'close the handle to the main thread, since we don't use it
    CloseHandle ProcessInfo.hProcess 'close the handle to the process, since we don't use it
    'note that closing the handles of the main thread and the process do not terminate the process
    'unload this application
    Unload Me
End Sub
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anthonywjones66Commented:
It might be worth nosing around in the local machine registry to see if it stores these setting there or if it is trying to save settings to file which is store somewhere with restricted access.  You might be able to tweak the security settings of these stores that will allow the app work with out admin rights.

Anthony.
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