troubleshooting Question

PowerShell Launching application using different user account failed ?

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Hi All,

Due to PCI compliance all WIndows RSAT application and other IT Management tools must be launched by using my own AD admin account.

Since I login using DOMAIN\username how can I create the Powershell script to start the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 ?

Note, I'm trying to use the below script but it is not working for MMC application.

Start-Process -FilePath "C:\Windows\System32\dsa.msc" -Credential (Get-Credential) -WorkingDirectory "C:\Windows\System32\"

Error Code:
Start-Process : This command cannot be run because the input "C:\Windows\System32\dsa.msc" is not a valid Application.  Give a valid application and run your command again.
At C:\Users\admini\AppData\Local\Temp\dd5b272b-a9e0-448d-8879-71e5f670e144.ps1:4 char:1
+ Start-Process -FilePath "C:\Windows\System32\dsa.msc" -Credential (Ge ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Start-Process], InvalidOperationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvalidOperationException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.StartProcessCommand

but it works for Internet Explorer for example:

Start-Process -FilePath "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" "" -Credential (Get-Credential) -WorkingDirectory "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\"
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