Can an Administrator run MSCONFIG within a limited user account

I need to change advanced startup options within an AD users account, can I run MSCONFIG within the users limited access account to accomplish this?
SroboAsked:
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Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure  Engineer  Commented:
Hi

When you are an administrator, you can access to msconfig without any restrictions. Maybe your msconfig is corrupt

Try copy from another Windows XP and past into C:\Windows\System32 and try again

Or sometimes virus disable the access to the msconfig, run this script to check

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_emerutils.htm

Or have a restriction, try to check and change the restriction

Check if there is any restriction created on
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun

Hope this can help

Jail
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FayazCommented:
You can use "runas /user:domain\user msconfig' and when prompted supply with password..
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SroboAuthor Commented:
I get the prompt and enter the admin un/pw and press enter, but never get MSCONFIG to come up
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mechanicus01Commented:
Is it installed? Should be in C:\Windows\System32\
If not you can download it here: Update for Windows XP (KB906569) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9689f6e9-aded-44b8-bbbb-beae1b4a4bc9&displaylang=en

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Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure  Engineer  Commented:
Hi

What is the system that you trying to use msconfig?

Jail
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SroboAuthor Commented:
MSCONFIG is installed as I can run it when I am logged in as the Administrator.

@bestway, Windows XP SP3.
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jensskovCommented:
I normally run cmd as administrator (start, cmd, right click, run as administrator) and the execute the programs from there.
On XP you just locate cmd under acceseries and right click.
Once you have a administrator command line you can shoot off msconfig or whatever you need.
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