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Chapter 6. The Command Console > Run tasks as Administrator when logged on as a...

6.7. Run tasks as Administrator when logged on as a user

It's a good idea to use a user account without administrator privileges as your primary account, particularly if your system is connected directly to the Internet or if you spend a lot of time online. Trojan horse applications and viruses (not to mention hackers) can do a lot more damage on a system that is logged on as Administrator than one logged on as a user. Plus, running as a user prevents you from accidentally making changes you might not intentionally want to perform.

In some cases, though, you might need to run an application or open a command console with administrator privileges. You can use the runas.exe utility to do just that.


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