March 19th, 2008, 07:50 PM
"Run as"-like function for folder access? "Access as"? [Windows 2003]
Hi, im running windows 2003 and im setting up access rights for different users. The users login to the win2003 domain.
So here is the scenario:
User x is logged in to the domain. This user does not have access to a certain folder. Boss y comes along and wants to temporarily open up access for the user to this folder. Boss y is just presented with the message "access is denied".
Is there any way for Boss y to open up this folder without changing permissions/logging in to another account?
Something like "run as admin" when installing an app under a user account. Maybe "access folder as" or the likes.
Thanks for any help!
March 20th, 2008, 08:32 AM
do the 'run as' on internet explorer. Once thats up, in the address bar, put in the path to the folder, should open.
March 26th, 2008, 06:47 PM
Sorry, did not work.. Any other ideas? Thanks!
March 26th, 2008, 07:05 PM
1. Open Command Prompt
2. Navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32
3. Enter the following command: runas /user:*computer name\*account name explorer.exe
specify a user with administrative authority, and see if you can open files. Its worth a shot. of course, if it doesn't work, you could always create a security group, give it the appropriate permissions over files/folders, and add the bosses to it. This can be tailored to scale down their access to shares, depending on your security needs.
Last edited by pheven; March 26th, 2008 at 07:13 PM.
March 27th, 2008, 07:10 AM
Open windows explorer >tools>mapnetwork drive. put in the path to the folder .select connect as different user.
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April 9th, 2008, 12:49 AM
Thanks! Works well.
Originally Posted by sporky12