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Can an Administrator run MSCONFIG within a limited user account

Posted on 2010-08-16
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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?
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by:Fayaz
ID: 33447480
You can use "runas /user:domain\user msconfig' and when prompted supply with password..
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by:Srobo
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I get the prompt and enter the admin un/pw and press enter, but never get MSCONFIG to come up
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by:mechanicus01
ID: 33448370
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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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

What is the system that you trying to use msconfig?

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

@bestway, Windows XP SP3.
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by:jensskov
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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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Luciano Patrão earned 2000 total points
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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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