troubleshooting Question

Process.Start code not working when trying to launch as a specified user

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BrianFlag for United States of America asked on
Visual Basic.NETVisual Basic Classic
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I found this code that should run a program as a different user, but it errors and doesn't run the program.  Is there something I'm not doing correctly?
Imports System.Security
Imports System.ComponentModel

Module Module1

    Sub Main()
        Dim username As String = "MyUser"
        Dim password As SecureString = ConvertToSecureString("MyPassword")
        Dim domain As String = "MyDomain"
        Dim filename As String = "c:\windows\notepad.exe"
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(filename, username, password, domain)
        Catch ex As Win32Exception
            System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox.Show("Something went wrong!", "Error")
        End Try
    End Sub
    Function ConvertToSecureString(ByVal str As String)
        Dim password As New SecureString
        For Each c As Char In str.ToCharArray
        Return password
    End Function
End Module
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