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Windows Command: RUNAS - with a password

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Dear Experts,

I am calling an executable file from a batch file.
Can I runas the exe file and also specifying the password for the runas user in the runas command?

Please show by example.

Kind regards.
@ runas /user:localhost\administrator regedit

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The RUNAS command does not have a password parameter for security reasons. You may have to consider using a third party solution instead like this: http://www.robotronic.de/runasspcEn.html
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Disclaimer: You'll be exposing the admin password this way...any user can get it to use it as an admin.

But you can try this using vbscript (no way that I know of using a simple bat file).


Dim objShell : Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
strPassword = "PASSWORD"
strCommand = "regedit"
 
objShell.Run "Runas /user:Administrator " & strCommand
wscript.sleep 2500 'wait 2.5 seconds
objShell.AppActivate "Runas.exe"
objShell.Sendkeys strPassword
objShell.SendKeys "~"

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You could also try this utility: http://www.softtreetech.com/24x7/archive/53.htm
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... or psexec from SysInternals (www.sysinternals.com).
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Perhaps a better solution could be provided if we knew what you were doing with the registry?
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Great - a "B" and no author feedback...
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