am i an idiot?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by fimchick, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. fimchick

    fimchick OSNN Senior Addict

    Messages:
    276
    Location:
    Somewhere
    Someone please explain this to me, because I don't understand what I'm doing wrong here...

    want to run explorer.exe as admin.

    runas /user:admin_myname@mydomain.com explorer.exe

    DOS window opens, asks for password, then disappears and nothing happens. what am i missing?!?!
     
  2. fimchick

    fimchick OSNN Senior Addict

    Messages:
    276
    Location:
    Somewhere
    On the same note, shouldn't

    runas /user:admin_myname@mydomain.com \\server\folder
    work by actually opening that folder for me?
     
  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    18,590
    Location:
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Can you shift right click on .exe and see if it does indeed let you run as?
     
  4. fimchick

    fimchick OSNN Senior Addict

    Messages:
    276
    Location:
    Somewhere
    Well, that's an option, but I'm wondering if I'm missing something here with the command line switches...?
     
  5. Dublex

    Dublex Quazatron R6 droid

    Messages:
    624
    Location:
    Hertfordshire, UK
    Shouldn't it be

    runas /user:admin_myname@mydomain.com "explorer.exe"

    or along those lines?

    I know the quotes are important as I use the runas command alot to remote install printers to users machines.
     
  6. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    XP machine? If so, have you tried the Run As... option from the Explorer.exe icon? The format is Domain\User Name and password.
     
  7. Dublex

    Dublex Quazatron R6 droid

    Messages:
    624
    Location:
    Hertfordshire, UK
    Another thought is are you trying to run explorer on a remotely targeted machine or a machine your physically visiting?
     
  8. fimchick

    fimchick OSNN Senior Addict

    Messages:
    276
    Location:
    Somewhere
    I'm trying to run it on a local machine, but maybe it was just me leaving off the quotes :) D'oh!

    Dublex, how do you install printers remotely on machines?
     
  9. fimchick

    fimchick OSNN Senior Addict

    Messages:
    276
    Location:
    Somewhere
    Yeah XP machine. In 2003 you don't have to do domain/user you can do user@domain :)
     
  10. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    16,948
    Location:
    Massachusetts