how to run a program as adminitrator via the command line?

Posted on 2016-09-27
Last Modified: 2016-09-28
My account name is ''user1'' and i don't have administartors rights
The 2'nd acc. called: ''admin1'' is the administrator
My question is:How can i run a Program.exe from my acc. using cmd.exe as administrator(using admin1 rights)

i tried this,i sucessfully connect as admin1, but when i try to run the tool.exe says:Acces Denied
runas /user:admin1 cmd.exe 

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Question by:john lambert
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D Patel earned 500 total points
ID: 41817573
Create a new txtfile, pase this content:

@echo Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application") > %temp%\sudo.tmp.vbs
@echo args = Right("%*", (Len("%*") - Len("%1"))) >> %temp%\sudo.tmp.vbs
@echo objShell.ShellExecute "%1", args, "", "runas" >> %temp%\sudo.tmp.vbs
@cscript %temp%\sudo.tmp.vbs
and save it as SUDO.cmd.
Now copy the cmd to your system32 folder.

When you now want to run a programm with admin rights type this:

sudo cmd /k javaw.exe JAVA file
Now accept the UAC prompt.

Hope this helps.

Expert Comment

by:D Patel
ID: 41817577
runas /profile /user:administrator “Driver:\folder\program”

For example, the administrator account is “AAA” and you want to run BBB.exe of C:\programs, you should do these following steps:

1 Press Win key & R

2 Input “CMD” in open box and click “OK”

3 Input: runas /profile /user:AAA “C:\programs\BBB.exe”  and press “Enter”

4 Input the password of administrator AAA

5 Press “Enter”

Hope it works.
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Expert Comment

by:Muhammad Mulla
ID: 41817588
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by:john lambert
ID: 41817603
i'm using 2 rdp's one of them server2008 rc2 and a windows7 so first i tried ''D Patel'' method:
I receive this message: this operation needs administartor rights

This not working
runas /profile /user:admin1 ”C:\folder\optimizer.exe”

This open my tools but when i run it,still asking for admins rights
runas /profile /user:admin1 C:\folder\optimizer.exe

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by:john lambert
ID: 41817612
this method seems to work but if UAC is disabled?is possible that ?

works fine:

@echo Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application") > %temp%\sudo.tmp.vbs
@echo args = Right("%*", (Len("%*") - Len("%1"))) >> %temp%\sudo.tmp.vbs
@echo objShell.ShellExecute "%1", args, "", "runas" >> %temp%\sudo.tmp.vbs
@cscript %temp%\sudo.tmp.vbs
and save it as SUDO.cmd.
Now copy the cmd to your system32 folder.

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Expert Comment

by:D Patel
ID: 41817663
Does UAC is already disabled or you did it?

If you did it then you will have to restart your PC first and then check the result.

Author Comment

by:john lambert
ID: 41817908
UAC worked well...but in case UAC is disabled,uhh will be more dificult

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by:john lambert
ID: 41819340
thank you...problem solved!!!!

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