Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/school/sysinternals-pro/lesson10/
We’re at the end of our SysInternals series, and it’s time to wrap everything up by talking about all the little utilities that we didn’t cover through the first nine lessons. There are definitely a lot of tools in this kit.
About ShellRunAs: If you're in an enterprise environment which enforces smart card usage for authentication to the system, this may not work for you. Also, in Windows 7 (maybe Vista and 8 also) the functionality is built-in to the Shift+Right-Click menu.
I knew I was forgetting something when I was writing it... ended up being a bit rushed while writing this one, and it definitely comes through in the text.
Updated the ShellRunAs section.
Cool. I had to find this out myself the hard way one time when my organization rolled out smart card logon enforcement and suddenly the ShellRunAs wouldn't work for me. I called support and they couldn't figure out why it wasn't working either - until finally it came up that I wasn't using Shift+Right-Click. They were assuming that I was trying to use Windows' built-in RunAs functionality (which does support smart card logon) instead of a Sysinternals tool.
Found a wonderful GUI that imports both Sysinternals and Nirsoft utilities and operates as a front end.
Saves a LOT of time and trouble.
The link that you provide in the Autologon section is an easy way of doing the same thing, yes. However, that method will not work for domain-joined machines. Autologon will.
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