Add RunAs to Explorer Context Menu in Vista and Server 2008

Add RunAs to Explorer Context Menu in Vista and Server 2008


The the RunAs command (XP and Server 2003) came in handy over the years. You could login as a non-privileged user but if you needed to do something which required Admin rights, you could hold down Shift and Right Click on the application in Windows Explorer and start the application using your Admin credentials.

With the release of Windows Vista and Server 2008, this all changed. True, you could still use the RunAs.exe from the command line however, if you wanted to do it with Windows Explorer. Fortunately Mark Russinovich has written a new tool called ShellRunAs which adds the RunAs feature to Windows Explorer.

Follow the below Step by Step to get it rolling on your box:


Add Run As Different User to Windows Explorer Context Menu for Vista and Server 2008
1) After you download , extract it to your WindowsSystem32 folder,

2) Open a command line and Run: shellrunas /reg
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Add Run As Different User to Windows Explorer Context Menu forVista and Server 2008 :: groovyPost.com

3) Click OK to confirm Install completed
Add Run As Different User to Windows Explorer Context Menu forVista and Server 2008 :: groovyPost.com
Add Run As Different User to Windows Explorer Context Menu forVista and Server 2008 :: groovyPost.com

To test, hold down SHIFT and Right-Click on an application. You should now see the Run as different user in your context menu.

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Add Run As Different User to Windows Explorer Context Menu forVista and Server 2008 :: groovyPost.com