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Version 1.01                Freeware                 © Jürgen Lüthje 2010




RunAsAdmin is a small 32-bit program for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, that allows to run other programs with administrative privileges. It is especially well suited for use on portable devices such as USB drives.


Installation is not required, just unpack the files in the ZIP archive to a directory.
RunAsAdmin doesn't add entries to the Windows registry, nor does it alter anything else on the system.


Just delete the files.


Command:    RunAsAdmin <program> [options]

[options] means here possible options of the program which is going to be launched. RunAsAdmin itself doesn't have any command-line options.

Some programs can only be run with administrative privileges.

Then RunAsAdmin is the right program for you.

When the program ends, it returns one of the following status codes to the operating system. E.g. batch programs can read this value using the ERRORLEVEL feature:
0   RunAsAdmin was successfully completed.
1   No program given on the command-line.
2   The given program could not be found.
3   The “Run As” dialog was aborted by the user, or the Windows service “Secondary Logon” is not running.
4   Some other error has occured.

Under Windows 9x/ME systems (which do not have a concept of different user accounts on the same machine) RunAsAdmin always launches the respective program immediately without further inquiry.
Under Windows NT, the same happens when you are logged in as an administrator. When you are logged in as a normal user, RunAsAdmin currently does not work under Windows NT. If necessary, this might be changed in a later version.


If you do not accept the following license, then you are not allowed to use or distribute this software.

1. Copyright
RunAsAdmin is copyright 2010 by the author Jürgen Lüthje, all rights are reserved.

2. Right to use
RunAsAdmin is freeware. You may use the program free of charge and unlimited in time.

3. Copying
You may copy and distribute the software and its documentation, as long as the file RunAsAdmin101.zip is not modified. This means, among other things, that you are not allowed to rename the file, or split it into pieces.
Without clear written permission from the author, you are not allowed to distribute this program as part of another archive or file, to sell it, or to enclose it with a commercial program or a commercial collection of programs. The program may be distributed as part of freeware/shareware collections, e.g. on accompanying DVDs of computer magazines, though.

4. Support
You are not entitled to support by the author. However, the author tries to answer inquiries by e-mail.

5. Disclaimer
This software is distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The author does not accept responsibility or liability for any effects, adverse or otherwise, that this code may have on you or your computer. Use it at your own risk.

Last updated 31. July 2011  –  Contact
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