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Trying to run Internet Explorer using runas with /env switch using vbscript

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I am trying to run IE under a different user with the /env switch but it keeps erroring out saying invalid directory. It works fine without /env.


Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set objNetwork = CreateObject("Wscript.Network")
strComputer = objNetwork.ComputerName
'MsgBox "runas " & "/env " & "/noprofile /user:" & strComputer & "\permits " & """c:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"""
'objShell.Run("runas /env /noprofile /user:" & strComputer & "\permits " & Chr(34) & "c:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" & Chr(34)), 8
objShell.Run("runas " & "/env " & "/noprofile /user:" & strComputer & "\permits " & """c:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"""), 8
WScript.Sleep 1900
objShell.Sendkeys "password~"

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Question by:ats2012
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RobSampson earned 1500 total points
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You will need to run the script from an elevated command prompt, using:
cscript C:\Scripts\RunIE.vbs"

Since you are using /noprofile to not load the profile for "permit", and are using the /env switch to use the current environment, you will need to have full system access, and "pemits" must be an admin account.  Without using an elevated command prompt, UAC would block "permits" from accessing the current user profile.

Regards,

Rob.
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