Saturday, August 2, 2014

Using the “Run as different user” command prompt option with Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2

In versions prior to Windows 8.1, it was possible to hold down the Shift key while right-clicking the shortcut to a Command Prompt to find the option to launch using different credentials.  Using the new “Modern” interface with Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2, this option is not present.

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One method to again use this feature is to add a shortcut to the Command Prompt to the task bar on the Desktop.  Using the old method of holding down the Shift key while right-clicking the shortcut should display the selection.

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