Runas with password and encrypted administrator credentials by RunAsSpc
Run application as different user or start program as administrator from a standard account like the runas command, but including password and encryption.
The application and account information can pass directly in plain text
or can be read out from an encrypted file.
This encrpyted file is created on command line by runasspc.exe or via the graphical user interface RunAsSpcAdmin.
RunAsSpc need no installation and is portable with all options for a lot of possibilities.
A standard user can install a program, driver, update, security patch via an encrypted file, configured and created by an administrator.
This encrypted file can be on local computer, network share, memory stick or sent by email.
Users often work under administrator account, because a program needs administrator rights.
By using RunAsSpc, a limited user need no longer login as administrator to run this application.
Run internet browser as administrator makes the system vulnerable to viruses, hacker attacks and other security risks.
Surfing with a limited account decreases the risk.
Use RunAsSpc to start the internet browser with a limited user account.
You have to instruct a non admin user to configure a client computer or to do any other specific administrator job,
without give him the administrator account login information.
Then simply send him an encrypted file for this task.
You can run a specific application as different user.
Useful if you need the login to an application with two different accounts on the same Windows logon session,
because you have to do a task with another account or you must do the job of your college for a while.
Use RunAsSpc instead of runas savecred,
because the parameter /savecred of runas store the credentials on Windows, that everyone can use it for all programs at every time.
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Program is not run as administrator.
Your application, command, batch file or script doesn't request elevated privileges on an UAC activated system.
This non-elevated application can run with elevated administrator rights by using RunElevated combined with an encrypted file
or easier by using RunAsRob RunAsAdmin and the login option as system
RunAsSpc couldn't find the application
- Set the complete path of the application in the encrypted file.
- The application must be reached for the user who calls the application over RunAsSpc, because RunAsSpc read the checksum of the
application before the application will be call under another user context.
Bypass the UAC Dialog. It is possible with RunAsRob https://robotronic.net/runasadminen.html.
RunAsSpc is compatible with the most file endings like *.exe,*.msi,*.bat,*.cmd,*.wsh,*.vbs, *.msc...
Open File security warning for files from network disappear
after you accept RunAsSpc as known application by uncheck the box:
>> Always ask before opening this file <<
or go to file properties and set Unblock in security area
>> this file came from another computer... <<
Encrypted files are using AES 256 Bit.
Error messages can be suppressed by switch /quiet for example:
>> runasspc.exe /cryptfile:“path/cryptfile.spc“ /quiet <<
UNC Path is supported. Mapped drives not.
The encrypted file can be store on a mapped drive but not the application.
RunAsSpc, cryptfile and the application can be store on different folders.
Error Codes returned by RunAsSpc:
Most errors codes are explained on MSDN:
RunAsSpc is Running on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Server 2008, Server 2012, Server 2016, Server 2019, Server 2022, 64 und 32 Bit versions
Restriction in version for private use is the startup window with license information, which appears at random intervals.
Authorize only a specific user or group to run an application.
This can be achieved by setting NTFS permissions to the encrypted file, to the program file or to the program folder.
Processes start from the allowed running application inherits the permissions.
This makes sense, but not in all cases. For example, if this application has a file open dialog to run other programs, a selected program launched from this dialog, run with same privileges.
Credentials are reversible encrypted that application can start with the account from the encrypted file.
To avoid that authorized application file can be renamed, set the option >> checksum. Application will be checked on bit level. <<
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RunAsSpc is only free for private use.
For companies and other organisations we deliver a licensed version, registered to the organisation name.
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