LKBEN11372: Start Windows Explorer instance as administrator


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

to perform certain tasks with extended rights you can use the runas command. Explorer cannot be started in another context from right click menu

Cause

use the seperate switch in command line

Solution

When using Internet Explorer 7 or higher, its not possible any more to start another explorer windows with \"runas...\" from context menu.

Two solutions:

1) open command shell (\"CMD.EXE\") and enter:
runas /user:\\ \"explorer.exe /separate\"
2) logon as administrator, open Explorer, Menu Extras-->Folderoptions-->\"View\"-Tab:
check \"start folderwindow in seperate process\"
 

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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