Windows 2003 "run as" feature

By Bryan Muehlberger, ITworld |  How-to

Microsoft Windows "run as" feature allows you to run different
application and services under alternate credentials, while maintaining
an existing logon with a different set of credentials. This feature
allows you to perform administrative tasks while logged on to a server
or workstation as a member of another group that with lower rights.

To take advantage of the "run as" feature, you will need to first ensure
that the Secondary Logon service is started and configured to start
automatically when the machine boots up. To do this you will need to
open up the Services section of the Computer Management MMC snap-in and
find the "Secondary Logon" service. Right-click on the service and
select Properties. Verify that the "Service Status" is set to
"started". If not, click the "Start" button. Also, verify that the
"Startup Type" is configured for "Automatic". This will cause the
service to start automatically whenever the machine boots.

After you have configured the Secondary Logon service, you will be able
to start taking advantage of its features. To use the "run as" feature,
you can either right-click an application while holding the SHIFT key
down and select "run as

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