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Access denied in Elevated cmd after using Runas command

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I want to open an elevated cmd while logged in to a standard user account. I'm using this command to open an elevated command-line. The user specified in the command is in the local admin group on my computer.

runas /user:DOMAIN\USER cmd.exe

The command prompts me to enter a password. Once I've entered the correct password, another instance of the command-line opens. Next, I use a command like net stop "service", but I get an Access Denied error.

Ultimately I want to use this command to run an automated batch script on accounts without admin rights, but I can't get the runas command to even open the cmd with elevated permissions.

OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Computer is connected to Domain
No GPO stopping this command
Secondary Logon Service - Started
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by:CITG_Carl
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When you opened CMD.exe did you 'Run as Administrator'?

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by:sysadmin-inq
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Yes, I've tried that. It does not work sadly.

Maybe I should fill you in on my end goal here. I wrote a batch script that will open another script in an elevated environment. See below

runas /savecred /user:DOMAIN\USER "cmd.exe /C C:\Users\MYACCOUNT\Desktop\Script.bat

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Script.bat contains another set of commands that require the cmd to be elevated.

I started testing these set of scripts under a local admin account as well. Just fyi

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Why dont you run a scheduled task with the specified elevated credentials in that?
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@ CITG_Carl

I've also attempted that solution. It works for the most part, but I would like to use the Runas command. If I can't get the runas command to work then I'll cave and use the sched task

Thanks for throwing that in there
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by:CITG_Carl
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Its not something to do with UAC is it? Ive just run it now on my laptop and UAC was causing an issue.

I have right clicked cmd.exe run as administrator

runas /user:DOMAIN\User cmd


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by:sysadmin-inq
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@CITG_Carl

The computers that I will be running the script on must have UAC enabled.

I have tried right-clicking cmd.exe and choosing run as administrator, then I did the runas command, but the other cmd that opens is not running as elevated.

The problem is that the command line that opens as a result of the runas command is not opening as an elevated cmd.

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I've also ran this command while UAC was disabled. I still get Access denied errors.

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by:sysadmin-inq
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I've learned that the runas command can't be used to elevate cmd

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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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runas command can't be used to elevate cmd Where did you read this?

HUH! I do that all of the time.. the domain\user may have to  be a member of the local administrators group which is not too difficult to implement via group policy.
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by:sysadmin-inq
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The posted link to the article explained that the Runas command in MS-DOS does not provide an elevated cmd when calling a batch file.

The scheduled tasks route is a good solution but will not work in my circumstance.

Thanks for all of your answers, but this time I found it myself.

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