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    "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!
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    do the 'run as' on internet explorer. Once thats up, in the address bar, put in the path to the folder, should open.
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    Sorry, did not work.. Any other ideas? Thanks!
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    Try this-
    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.
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    Open windows explorer >tools>mapnetwork drive. put in the path to the folder .select connect as different user.

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    Originally Posted by sporky12
    Open windows explorer >tools>mapnetwork drive. put in the path to the folder .select connect as different user.
    Thanks! Works well.

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