Launching an application under Local System account


Advanced programmers, system administrators or geek users often need to run an application under the Local System account. You might use the built-in at command with option /INTERACTIVE. But in Vista, this option no longer works. Also using at command is a bit clumsy. I wrote a tool that is capable of doing that in both pre-Vista system and in Vista.

RunAss.exe uses credentials of Winlogon.exe in order to run under local System account.


To run an application, use the following syntax:

RunAss.exe ApplicationToRun Parameters


RunAss.exe C:\Windows\Regedit.exe

RunAss.exe will work on all NT-based Windows (32-bit and 64-bit).