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ShellRunas v1.01

By Mark Russinovich and Jon Schwartz

Published: February 28, 2008

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The command-line Runas utility is handy for launching programs under different accounts, but it’s not convenient if you’re a heavy Explorer user. ShellRunas provides functionality similar to that of Runas to launch programs as a different user via a convenient shell context-menu entry.




Using ShellRunas


shellrunas /reg [/quiet]
shellrunas /regnetonly [/quiet]
shellrunas /unreg [/quiet]
shellrunas [/netonly] <program> [arguments]

/reg                  Registers ShellRunas shell context-menu entry
/regnetonlyRegisters Shell /netonly context-menu entry
Note: a command prompt will flash when the program starts
/unregUnregisters ShellRunas shell context-menu  entry
/quietRegister or unregisters ShellRunas shell context-menu entry without result dialog
/netonlyUse if specified credentials are for remote access only
<program>Runs program with specified credentials and parameters




Download ShellRunas
(50 KB)



Download ShellRunas
(50 KB)


Runs on:

  • Client: Windows XP and higher.
  • Server: Windows Server 2003 and higher.

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