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Dos Commands

Dos commands are very useful for server administrators to quickly investigate and act on any issues.
For each and every operations Microsoft provides Dos commands.

There are so many commands which need admin privilege to run, we can run admin commands by using Run AS Administrator.

Runas user (Default). 














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RunAS Command Syntax:

C:Users\MYuser>runas /?


RUNAS [ [/noprofile | /profile] [/env] [/savecred | /netonly] ] /user:<UserName> program

RUNAS [ [/noprofile | /profile] [/env] [/savecred] ] /smartcard [/user:<UserName>] program

RUNAS /trustlevel:<TrustLevel> program

/noprofile specifies that the user’s profile should not be loaded.
This causes the application to load more quickly, but can cause some applications to malfunction.
/profile specifies that the user’s profile should be loaded. This is the default.

/env to use current environment instead of user’s.
/netonly use if the credentials specified are for remote access only.
/savecred to use credentials previously saved by the user.
This option is not available on Windows 7 Home or Windows 7 Starter Editions and will be ignored.
/smartcard use if the credentials are to be supplied from a smartcard.
/user <UserName> should be in form USER@DOMAIN or DOMAINUSER
/showtrustlevels displays the trust levels that can be used as arguments to /trustlevel.
/trustlevel <Level> should be one of levels enumerated in /showtrustlevels.
program command line for EXE. See below for examples


> runas /noprofile /user:mymachineadministrator cmd
> runas /profile /env /user:mydomainadmin “mmc %windir%system32dsa.msc”
> runas /env / “notepad “my file.txt””

NOTE: Enter user’s password only when prompted.
NOTE: /profile is not compatible with /netonly.
NOTE: /savecred is not compatible with /smartcard.


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