Re: Being logged on as admin and user at the same time (in XP)?

From: Herb Martin (
Date: 01/08/05

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    "Joe Richards [MVP]" <> wrote in message
    > I would be concerned about what else that leverages the explorer process
    is now
    > running as admin as well. If you do runas (or my preference cpau) on say a
    > command prompt, only that command prompt and what you launch from it are
    > enhanced. I am not aware of people writing active plugins for the command
    > to go off and fire things up that are bad. If you launch some of the more
    > integrated things such as explorer or IE I would be concerned that now any
    > plugins now have the enhanced rights as well.

    You are correct -- this discussion started mainly
    as a warning about the "single instance" and then
    evolved into how to get around that.

    As I said, for me the command line is the preferred
    way to do most anything you can do in Windows
    Explorer and I seldom use it (other than TaskBar and
    Start Menus.)

    Herb Martin
    >    joe
    > --
    > Joe Richards Microsoft MVP Windows Server Directory Services
    > Roger Abell wrote:
    > > "Herb Martin" <> wrote in message
    > >
    > > 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 :-)

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