troubleshooting Question

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

Avatar of Brian
BrianFlag for United States of America asked on
Visual Basic.NETVisual Basic Classic
5 Comments1 Solution157 ViewsLast Modified:
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"
        Try
            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
            password.AppendChar(c)
        Next
        Return password
    End Function
End Module
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Russ SuterSenior Software Developer

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 5 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 5 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros