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Powershell Explorer Process will not open properly

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I'm using the following command in Powershell to try to open explorer with elevated privileges.  I get the attached error.  The account I'm using has administrative privileges.


Start-Process explorer.exe -Credential Get-Credintials
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by:Qlemo
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What's your drive you are running that line from? If it is a network drive: That will not work, as your network drives are not accessible by other accounts.
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BTW, please use a program like MS Paint to create snapshop files. Embedding pictures in Office documents is bad practise.
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I open Powershell ISE with a run as with my admin account and execute it from their.
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That won't work anyway. Explorer will not run with a different account - even if you provide different credentials with the start-process cmdlet, Explorer ignores that. And you get a second instance only if you have enabled that in Folder Options ("Launch folder windows in a separate process").
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Do you have any suggested code to provide me the ability to open an explorer window under different credintials?
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Nope. Nothing works to fool the system, at least with Vista and above.
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

no solution availabel
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"You can't do it" is a valid answer, see http://www.experts-exchange.com/help/viewHelpPage.jsp?helpPageID=23 . You asked for something which is not possible, not just unknown how to do, as stated in http:#a37827566 is the answer.
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