Run as different user' option in Windows® 7
What is the significance of 'Run as different user' option in Windows 7? What are the common issues associated with this feature?
Windows 7 Operating System comes with excellent features that support driver option, and other software application programs. Run as different user option is an inbuilt tool in the Windows 7 Operating System. The Run as different user in Windows 7 is a context menu option in Windows 7. It is an extended menu, displayed only by pressing and holding the Shift key when right-clicking on an executable file or its shortcut. By simply right clicking you would not be able to get the 'Run as different user' feature. This built in option in the Operating System allows users to use the command-line utility Run as, which accomplishes the same thing. This feature is compatible with all the Windows Operating System. Press and holds the Shift key and right click on the program's shortcut, then click on 'Run as different user' window. Then type the username and the password in which the user wants to run the program.
Following are the different issues that might come up while using 'Run as different user' option in Windows 7:
- Limited permission
- Security issue
- Compatibility issues
When you use the run as different user option in Windows 7 you could not get full access to the application programs installed in your system. There are also some limitations to access the application program. Because of the need of additional permissions, some files could not be changed by certain user accounts. Reading files is not a problem but saving the same files might be almost impossible because of the limited permissions.
The older application would be residing in the system and makes issues with the other applications stored in the system. That makes issues with the other users. All users need to change the settings of the virtualized applications separately so that the changes would not affect other users. Every user account has their own virtualization folder to solve the issue.
When you give the username and the password which is valid, it would show an error. The user account which is used might be password protected. By running the program in the compatibility mode you could solve the compatibility issue. It could be applied by right clicking a shortcut. The compatibility mode could also be activated manually.
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