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troubleshooting Question

temporarily login as another windows user

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Back in my *nix days, when I wanted to temporarily login as one of my users, I used to
a) Copy the user's encrypted password from /etc/passwd to a temporary safe place
b) Change the user's password, login as him and do my stuff
c) Once finished, put the user's original encrypted password in place

Any ideas how could this be done in a Windows 2K3 Active Directory Environment??

Note, that I would be interested only for a procedure on a live system (no boot/reboot),
and hopefully a risk-free, tested solution.
If not, it's ok, I can always ask my user to change back the password afterwards.
Only sometimes the user might be the president, so it would be handy to have a turn-key solution for her ;-)


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