Re: Being logged on as admin and user at the same time (in XP)?
From: Roger Abell (mvpNOSpam_at_asu.edu)
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 18:39:57 -0700
"Herb Martin" <news@LearnQuick.com> wrote in message
> "Roger Abell" <mvpNOSpam@asu.edu> wrote in message
> > FYI Due to the single-instance hooks of Explorer it is
> > impossible to RunAs the Explorer app; so Explorer is
> > always the account used for initial login.
> No, that was what I was describing, i.e., the issue
> you mention and the work-around for it:
> (Optionally RunAs this) Open command prompt
> Stop (using taskkill or taskmgr) Explorer
> Runas Explorer
> When you do this the instance of Explorer is NEW
> and so you get the RunAs context.
> I actually do it the Optional way where my CMD
> prompt is RunAs then anything I start from there will
> be in that context (assuming it is a new instance.)
> Herb Martin
Interesting Herb, I really did miss your point.
While I have used taskmgr before to kill off,
and/or respawn Explorer, it had never occurred
to me to try this route to get Explorer running in
alt security context.
I commonly will have a cmd window open in the
alt context and use it to launch whatever it is that
I next need. However, never having been logged
in as X but having Explorer running as Y, I am now
sitting here thinking about its issues and just how it
would actually play out. Guess I have some new
experiences ahead :-)