June 2, 2011

Separate domain and Runas

Filed under: networking,windows plateform Himanshu @ 1:45 pm

Have you ever wonder how can you run a specific application having awareness of different domain’s credentials? We have VPN setup between our different offices, and all offices are having complete separate windows domain tree. I’m in Pune office, that is having domain, which has not direct relation to our US office (e.g. it’s not welcomed in networking terms) – and believe me there is a good reason to be it that way.

While being in Pune, I needed to run an application on my machine (that is in Pune domain), with is aware that I also have valid credentials in our US office. And Runas worked well in that case as well. Runas.exe can be found in %WINDIR%\System32, checkout its short help by: %windir%\system32\runas.exe /? on command prompt.

I had used it as %WINDIR%\System32\runas.exe /netonly /user:<my US domain name>\<my username in US domain name> “<path to the application that should run within that credentials>”

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