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Run as Admin windows XP sp3

Hello, I am using team viewer to access a windows XP sp3 system but I can get run as ..... to come up I am trying to install a program but I need admin privileges to the system.... I have tried runas /user:ComputerName\Administrator "C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe /separate" but a command prompt appears asking for the administrator password but it will not allow me to type in the box.. I hit enter and nothing happens... this is silly ... any suggestions??
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Deerek11
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Deerek11
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kiltboy278Commented:
I suspect the teamviewer can't handle the pop-up window.

Try this:

Open a cmd.exe window, and run the runas /u:computername\Administrator "explorer.exe /separate" in the cmd window.  It should prompt for the password in the command line, and execute a separate window with Administrator credentials.  This way, there is no pop up for credentials.
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Deerek11Author Commented:
that works but when the command prompt appears it doesn't allow me to type the password
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Chris MillardCommented:
Can you download the free "PsExec" utility from Microsoft onto the XP system and try using that. PsExec runs in the command line and will allow you to run a program as an administrator (or even as the SYSTEM account), AND you can add the password as part of the whole command.

The program can be downloaded from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx - this page also shows usage instructions.
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