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In a large Enterprise Windows Environment. What do IT people do to login as a user if needed? It seems impossible to me to keep user passwords in a large environment. In a Mac environment, you have the option to masquerade as a user and login using the admin credentials.

What do large Windows Environments do when it's necessary to login as the user?

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This feature is not included in Windows server to my knowledge. It would be a security issue. What are you trying to do that would require acting as the user, perhaps we could assist with that?

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Basically I need to log-in as a user once when setting up their profile in a new TS/XenApp farm. There are a few config items I need to do, which I can't rely on the user to do and I can't script out the config. – Untalented Oct 22 '12 at 19:05
1. Ask the user for their password, explaining to them why you need it. 2. Log in as the user and make the neccessary changes, then logout. 3. Force user to change their password on the next logon. 4. Done. – joeqwerty Oct 22 '12 at 19:29
This is basically what I do. I'm just curious what a large Enterprise environment would do in this case if something different. – Untalented Oct 22 '12 at 20:36
In a large environment you'd script it, there's not much that can't somehow be scripted or customized at the profile level – Daniel Agans Oct 24 '12 at 16:40

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