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Developer (Turbo Pascal since 1992, Delphi since 1995, lately C++ as a potential way to go beyond the deficiencies of Object Pascal).

Interested in multi-platform programming, multi-threading and HIG conforming user interfaces.

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accepted Using “Run as…” as limited user to modify network connection settings?
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comment Using “Run as…” as limited user to modify network connection settings?
All is well: It does work exactly as advertised, with minor cosmetic glitches - the network connection symbols don't react on double clicks, and they still have the little "Locked" symbol superimposed, that's what led me to believe it was still not working. However, choosing Properties in the context menu opens a completely functioning page, all options enabled. Thanks a lot, the links to the incredible blog post and the scripts made me accept this for the answer.
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comment Using “Run as…” as limited user to modify network connection settings?
Thanks for the tip, +1, I will mark an accepted answer when I have it working both on XP 32 and XP 64.
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comment Using “Run as…” as limited user to modify network connection settings?
Thanks for the link, I'm reading and trying out now, but still it doesn't work completely as advertised. Maybe it's the XP 64? Anyway, thanks for persisting with this, I will mark an accepted answer when I have it working both on XP 32 and XP 64.
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comment Using “Run as…” as limited user to modify network connection settings?
Last sentence should read: So it's not the runas per se, it's runas to privileged account as non-privileged user.
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comment Using “Run as…” as limited user to modify network connection settings?
I did, both on XP 32 and 64 bit. It never works, whether I type "ncpa.cpl" or "control ncpa.cpl". It always shows only the root directory. I also tried 'runas /user:LIMITED "control ncpa.cpl"' from the elevated prompt, which works. So it's not the runas per se, it's runas to non-privileged account as non-privileged user.
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comment Using “Run as…” as limited user to modify network connection settings?
Please have a look at img209.imageshack.us/img209/4622/ncpaproblem.png. First I started it as limited user, which you can see from the little locks in "Network Connections". The second attempt failed, the third (as Administrator) gave me the Explorer window as shown. I'm stumped.
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comment Using “Run as…” as limited user to modify network connection settings?
I get always the same behaviour: "Run as..." on ncpa.cpl, "ncpa.cpl" in an Administrator cmd, "control ncpa.cpl" in an Administrator cmd - none of them work. All three do work when executed by the current user, which hasn't the necessary privileges. It's frustrating, this is exactly what I am looking for, if only it worked.
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comment Using “Run as…” as limited user to modify network connection settings?
Indeed, stupid of me. Still, the point about the Explorer window remains.
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comment Using “Run as…” as limited user to modify network connection settings?
I'm on Windows XP 64. Entering ncpa.dll in an administrator cmd.exe opens an Explorer window with the root of the system drive (C: in my case). It can't even be started on 32 bit XP without a full path, but then it shows the same Explorer window :-(
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comment Using “Run as…” as limited user to modify network connection settings?
Sorry, I don't understand your comment at all. What I want to do needs the password to an account with sufficient permissions - I just want to skip the log out - log in as this user - log back in as me cycle. How is doing anything using "Run as" connected with exploits or hacks?