I run as admin on my machine and want to run an executable as non admin user from the command prompt (without logging off).
I'm running on windows 7 64 bit OS.
Is possible?


If you Shift + Right click on the icon to launch the Command Prompt, you'll see the option to "Run as a different user"

You can then specify a non admin account. Anything launched from that command prompt will be executed as the user you specified.


Try the Commandline: runas /user: programm.exe

This only works for .exe files in the Windows directory. For other programms, you need to tell Windows the correct path.

  • Actually, shouldn't that work for anything in the system path? – Kara Marfia Apr 7 '10 at 3:47
  • Yes, your right. Thatßs what I meant with "Windows directory" but System path is the better expression, I guess :-) – Diskilla Apr 7 '10 at 9:35

You could use the runas command from a command window.

Start a new command window using: runas /user: cmd

then run your command program from the new command window.

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