IE7 and RUNAS

January 9, 2009

One of the biggest headaches in using IE7 (I live in a Microsoft world) is the inability of using RUNAS in a corporate environment.

Using RUNAS gave one single application the ability to run as someone with more permissions, one single time. For example an end user might not have the rights to change settings on the desktop; however, me as an administrator could use RUNAS while still logged in as the end user and make changes with administrative rights.

This useful tool was removed from IE7.

I have finally found a work around (with some major help from a co-worker and Google)!

Start –> Run and type:

runas /user:<your domain name>\Administrator “rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl”

Replace sysdm.cpl with other applets such as:

access.cpl

desk.cpl

timedate.cpl

or a bunch of others.

Regards to all.

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