MS Windows 2008 R2 - difference btwn run in Administrator and "Run as Administrator"

What is the difference between run in Administrator and "Run as Administrator".

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Microsoft introduced User Account Control, and so long as it is enabled (and it should be enabled), even an adminstrator has to "OK" installations. Normally if you just run a program as adminstrator, you will be prompted to OK it. I often Run as Adminstrator to make sure it happens.

You can also Run as Administrator in an non-admin account by supplying appropriate credentials.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
This is a duplicate question. Please do not post here anymore.

Post to this question "Win2008 x64 R2 - how to "Run as Administrator"?" instead.

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longjumpsAuthor Commented:
But what about IIS?
I am member of Administrators and IIS_IUSRS groups and can't get IIS sites.
What I missed here?

I am running:
C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv>runas /user:Administrator ".\appcmd list site"
Enter the password for Administrator:
Attempting to start .\appcmd list site as user "WIN-PTIN7Q3JIGR\Administrator" ...

and some black window is jumping and I do not see output.

How can I see it?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The question was about how to be an administrator (roughly).

If you cannot get to IIS sites, that is likely a firewall/security issue. I don't know, because I do not use IIS. But anyway, IIS security is a different question. .... Thinkpads_User
longjumpsAuthor Commented:
Response on "difference btwn run in Administrator and "Run as Administrator?""  wasn't sufficient.

that's why I put another question.

I need to know exact difference between run in user Administrator and "run as Administrator".

Please advice.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
>>> I need to know exact difference between run in user Administrator and "run as Administrator".

I answered that in my first post. The difference is a function of User Account Control.

In a non-admin user, a person may run a program or process by using Run as Administrator and using the correct authentication.

In an admin user, a person may run anything. But UAC will still challenge for permission.

This as an overall change in security and once you get used to it, it generally works better.

This is the difference. .... Thinkpads_User
In an admin user, a person may run anything. But UAC will still challenge for permission.
yes he is right

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
longjumps - You probably should close this question and if you need more information on IIS (which is unrelated to this), you should then start a new question. .... Thinkpads_User
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