> Please, please can some one help me...
> I am trying to run a batch file in vista as an administrator. I know I can
> use the RUNAS command, but this prompts me for a password. (and what
> password is a mystery to me ....
It's the username/password for whatever account with local
administrative privileges that you wish to use to run the batch file.
>.... as it's a non domain machine....
> and there isn't a
> user called administrator,
Of course, there is. However, by default in Vista, the Built-in
Administrator account is disabled.
> .... but that's besides the point). What I am
> looking to do is to replicate the behaviour of Right Clicking on the batch
> file and clicking 'Run as administrator', then the security box comes up -
> this is fine, that is EXACTLY what I want to happen. The user already has
> adminitrator privilages and I understand that I'll never get around the
> security box coming up - I don't mind this, but I can't seem to find a way
> of replicating this.
I believe (haven't had to do this for a long time, and don't have a
Vista machine handy to test it) that in order to use Runas.exe in the
batch file, you'd have to specify the user account, and then it will
prompt for a password as necessary.
RUNAS [ [/noprofile | /profile] [/env] [/savecred | /netonly] ]
RUNAS [ [/noprofile | /profile] [/env] [/savecred] ]
/smartcard [/user:<UserName>] program
RUNAS /trustlevel:<TrustLevel> program
/noprofile specifies that the user's profile should not be
This causes the application to load more quickly, but
can cause some applications to malfunction.
/profile specifies that the user's profile should be loaded.
This is the default.
/env to use current environment instead of user's.
/netonly use if the credentials specified are for remote
/savecred to use credentials previously saved by the user.
This option is not available on Windows 7 Home or
and will be ignored.
/smartcard use if the credentials are to be supplied from a
/user <UserName> should be in form USER@DOMAIN or
/showtrustlevels displays the trust levels that can be used as
/trustlevel <Level> should be one of levels enumerated
program command line for EXE. See below for examples
> runas /noprofile /user:mymachine\administrator cmd
> runas /profile /env /user:mydomain\admin "mmc %windir%\system32\dsa.msc"
> runas /env /user:firstname.lastname@example.org "notepad \"my file.txt\""
NOTE: Enter user's password only when prompted.
NOTE: /profile is not compatible with /netonly.
NOTE: /savecred is not compatible with /smartcard.
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