Administrator and user accounts on Windows Server 2008

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I have an administrator account and a user account on a server 2008. I want to be more secure and log in only as the admin when I have to. Can I stay logged in as the user and still launch applications with elevated admin privileges? Are there shortcuts I can create? And if yes, then how?

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You can create batch files utilizing runas via command line:

runas /user:Administrator “mmc.exe “%SystemRoot%\system32\FILENAME-TO-LAUNCH.msc””

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Another way to instantly elevate privledges is to hold down your left shift key and right-click your program icon or shortcut. Then you can choose “run as different user” and put in your credentials as admin credentials.

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