[PS] Runing a script as SYSTEM user


In PowerShell for Windows 7, how can I do to run a ps1 script as SYSTEM user?



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Posted by: anonymous_9363 11 years ago
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As with any other scipting language there's nothing special about PowerShell that would allow it to run as the System user. If there was, there would be a teensy-weensy security hole, don't you think?
Posted by: AngelD 11 years ago
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You need to run the powershell in a console started as the system account.

Launch cmd.exe with "Run as administrator"
In the launched cmd.exe execute "psexec.exe -s cmd.exe" (get it from sysinternals.com)
Now execute your powershell (or what ever command you like) which should be executed under the system account
Posted by: anonymous_9363 11 years ago
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Re-reading the thread and your reply, Kim, I just remembered the old trick of how to run stuff as System without third-party tools, namely to execute a command prompt using the Task Scheduler, AT.EXE, something like:

AT hh:mm /interactive CMD
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