Friday, June 30, 2017

Run elevated programs from normal command prompt

I had an issue recently where a computer joined the domain while sysprep was still active and a group policy with password complexity broke the admin account that sysprep was using. To fix this we had to run a command prompt with admin permissions to run some commands, but we weren't able to start an elevated prompt.

The fix is to run the following command

runas /netonly /user:computername\adminaccount cmd

This will open an elevated command prompt. You can substitute cmd with anything else to run it as an admin.