• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 2109
  • Last Modified:

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??
1 Solution
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.
Deerek11Author Commented:
that works but when the command prompt appears it doesn't allow me to type the password
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.
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

The 14th Annual Expert Award Winners

The results are in! Meet the top members of our 2017 Expert Awards. Congratulations to all who qualified!

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now