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Hi,


I have a few users that are experiencing an issue.

We are using the runas /savecred command line to run an application. On first run it asks for a password and thereafter it should save.

It'll work a few times then "forget" and I have to reenter the password. Where is this data stored?  Appdata? Profile?

Any ideas?
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Hello..

Hope below  links will give you some idea about Runas /savecred
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/network-administration-runas-command.html

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-IN/winservergen/thread/50475105-4773-4a98-95f3-80d7f9bcd480

PS: I had used Runas Spc(http://www.robotronic.de/runasspcEn.html) application to run any application as administrator in normal user profile.

Runas Spc actually encrypt administrator user and password and generates a crypt file which need to copied to application folder. Once copied you need to start the application from Runasspc.exe which actually starts the application as administrator.

Also, there are few other tools which you can give a try..
http://4sysops.com/archives/run-a-program-with-administrator-rights-runasspc-cpau-and-steel-run-as-compared/

Good Luck!
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by:McKnife
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Have you seen http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-IN/winservergen/thread/50475105-4773-4a98-95f3-80d7f9bcd480 ? Might answer some questions.

I also would like to ask you, for what purpose you are using this savecred? It's a security hole, a large one, even. By the way, resorting to tools that encrypt passwords, making it unreadable for the user is not much better, security wise. One really should not need that setup.
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by:Phil Pearce
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The users are on VDI workstations, the workstations are locked down, all other but we have an application that will only run as administrator.
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by:McKnife
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Ok, then use one of xpert_ali's tools as a workaround. There is no known reason for this to fail after some time.
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