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Using "Run with Different Credentials" safely

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I working to protect school computers using Windows Shared Computer Toolkit.

In order to run some old programmes I have found it necessary to use "Run with Different Credentials", using a specially created Administrator account called, say, Admin2 (although the name used is less obvious than this). I can supply the students with the password to Admin2 so they can run the programme. So far so good.

However I am concerned that, knowing the name/password combination they will be able remember it and use it at the main logon screen. I have prevented this account from showing in the list of users, but they could still access the account by using Ctl+Alt+Del twice.

Can you suggest another method or policy I can use to prevent login occurring in this way for Admin2 , or another method of providing access to the legacy programmes? The computers are not connecting to a domain.

I tried adding the user to the "Deny Logon Locally" policy but this prevented the legacy programmes from running.

Thanks.

Jim B.

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Here is a utility which allow you to mention the password using script.

http://www.jsifaq.com/SUBO/tip7100/rh7111.htm

Just create a script to run the program and then compile the script using bat2exe.

This way you don't have tell password to anyone and your application will work.
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Thanks. I followed up on your advice and while looking how to implement it came across a utility called RunAs Professional which does most of the work for me.
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Great.
ThankQ.
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