The runas command
Could be used for running software with different credentials.
RUNAS USAGE: RUNAS [ [/noprofile | /profile] [/env] [/savecred | /netonly] ] /user:<UserName> program RUNAS [ [/noprofile | /profile] [/env] [/savecred] ] /smartcard [/user:<UserName>] program RUNAS /trustlevel:<TrustLevel> program /noprofile specifies that the user's profile should not be loaded. This causes the application to load more quickly, but can cause some applications to malfunction. /profile specifies that the user's profile should be loaded. This is the default. /env to use current environment instead of user's. /netonly use if the credentials specified are for remote access only. /savecred to use credentials previously saved by the user. /smartcard use if the credentials are to be supplied from a smartcard. /user <UserName> should be in form USER@DOMAIN or DOMAIN\USER /showtrustlevels displays the trust levels that can be used as arguments to /trustlevel. /trustlevel <Level> should be one of levels enumerated in /showtrustlevels. program command line for EXE. See below for examples Examples: > runas /noprofile /user:mymachine\administrator cmd > runas /profile /env /user:mydomain\admin "mmc %windir%\system32\dsa.msc" > runas /env /user:firstname.lastname@example.org "notepad \"my file.txt\"" NOTE: Enter user's password only when prompted. NOTE: /profile is not compatible with /netonly. NOTE: /savecred is not compatible with /smartcard.
Example for running a program as another user (e.g. admin from a normal user account):
C:\Windows\System32\runas.exe /user:localhost\username /savecred "C:\foo\bar.exe"
Putting this in a shortcut will start the program with that user's rights, saving or using previously saved credentials.