How to run application as another user

How to run application as another user:

Run application as another user  this will be a question to each and every windows as they are new to a network environment. In most case this question arise when it’s comes to a part of logging in and out frequently from standard user to administrator user. Some user’s may have got their account as standard or restricted account’s in a active directory user managed network. Active directory being used in industries to take control over the user’s by administrator of the network.

Some user’s may have permission to be account operator’s in active directory user management. But sometimes active directory account operator’s may face a problem where they are not allowed to perform such action like password changing, moving user from one OU to another. Possibly the message will be “access denied“.

windows active directory

windows active directory

By the way, your active directory domain admins can perform the same action where you got access denied. This shows that they’ve got privilege on their account to perform any action. Let’s go back to the account operator scenario, how to resolve this problem?. You might be knowing your domain administrator password. At this time you’re supposed to log off your account or switch user accounts to do the changes to specific user where your privilege is controlled. Instead of switching one user to another you can do this from your account itself by performing a little trick.

Let’s see how you can run as another user:

  • In this scenario i have taken active directory console to show up an example.

    active directory access denied

    active directory access denied

  • It’s not about only active directory. You can do this same in any application that you want to run.
  • Search the program that you want to run as another user in your system or look for desktop icon.
  • Either, hold SHIFT key and then right click on the icon or search result in start menu.

    run as another user

    run as another user

  • As i said it’s not only about active directory you can run any program as another user.
  • Enter the administrator credentials that you have got from your administrator.
  • By using this method you have to enter the credentials everytime.
  • To save the credentials permanently,Check here.
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