Hello I am a tech for a school district we are running Win7 on all of our work stations and our servers are all 2008 R2. We run into a problem where a student is logged into a workstaion and we need to do something that requires administrator privilges (Add a printer, run a batch file, etc) and was wondering of there was a tool out there or a way to temporarily autheticate as an administrator so the students would not have to log off and let us log on for this to happen?

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In Windows 7 you can usually right-click on an item and there is an option to "Run as Administrator". If this does not work you can also run the item as a different user by Shift+right click on the object.

If all else fails, you can always use the "Runas" command on the command line.

Answered 09/19/2012 by: tmlambert13
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use psexec in the pstools suite,  run from a computer and remote run software on all the others as an admin.


Or you just do a switch user and login as admin and logoff, they log back in and they are in the same place they were before you logged in.

Answered 09/19/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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