Short for “Admin Here”, I’ve been enjoying this little one-line batch script:
@runas /u:%1 “cmd /k cd /d %cd%”
What’s it do?
First, it’s important to note that it takes a parameter, the username that you want to run as.
It’ll open up a new CMD window – a command prompt window – in the directory that you’re currently in. This prevents you from arriving in the C:\Windows\System32 directory every time you realise that you need an administrator account to run a few commands.
Short for “Admin File”, here’s the obvious next step:
@runas /u:%1 “cmd /c cd /d %cd% & start %2”
Takes two parameters, the first being the user you want to runas, and the second being the file you want to run / open.
[Of course, you may want to hard-code the admin user name into the batch file. Be my guest]
[Update 7/7 – added the “/d” parameter, so you can “ADHERE” and “ADFILE” from directories on other drives.]