Powershell Access to path Denied

On a new Windows 2012 server, logged in as the local administrator, I open powershell and enter "cd C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop", this takes me to the directory specified and I can do whatever I need.

 However, If I start an elevated Powershell window with domain credentials like so:

$creds = Get-Credential
Start-Process powershell.exe -credential $creds

I get this:
PS C:\> cd C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop
cd : Access is denied
At line:1 char:1
+ cd "C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop"
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : PermissionDenied: (C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop:String) [Set-Location], UnauthorizedAccessException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ItemExistsUnauthorizedAccessError,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SetLocationCommand

cd : Cannot find path 'C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop' because it does not exist.
At line:1 char:1
+ cd "C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop"
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop:String) [Set-Location], ItemNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SetLocationCommand

The domain credentials I'm using are in the local administrators group.
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Marc LSenior Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
The issue is using the 'credentials' parameter isn't the same as elevating ('Run as Administator').

To run an elevated powershell session as the current user you would have to run this:
Start-Process powershell.exe -verb runas

To run an elevated powershell sessions as another user you would have to run this:
$creds = Get-Credential
Start-Process powershell.exe -credential $creds -NoNewWindow -ArgumentList 'Start-Process powershell.exe -verb runas'

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
BALITWPGAuthor Commented:
Thank you, that solved my problem.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.