How To: Enable “Run as another user” Option in Windows 7 Context Menu
In Windows Vista, while you were given the ability to run a program as an Administrator, you had to use the command line to run programs as another user (or otherwise specify that you wished to do so using the properties dialog for that shortcut/program).There was however no option in the context menu to run the application as a different user.But in the Microsoft’s new generation operating system,Windows 7 has this feature which should come in handy for several users who need the functionality. The context menu entry “Run As Different User” in Windows 7 is only visible when pressing the SHIFT key before right-clicking the file icon.
Enable “Run as another user” Option in Windows 7 Context Menu
- Find the desired application executable or shortcut.
- Hold down the Shift key and right-click the file.
- Select Run as different user from the resulting context menu.
- Input the User name and Password for the desired user when prompted.
- Click OK.