Enable “Run as different User” in Windows 8 Start Screen

Posted: March 6, 2013 in Information, Windows General
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Windows 8 “Run as different user” isn’t enabled by default for the start page. Here’s how to enable it:

http://www.ghacks.net/2012/08/05/add-ru … startpage/

Local Computer Policy > User configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar.
Show “Run as different user” command on Start

Ironically, I discovered this while trying to open Group Policy Manager, which is what you use to enable the policies like this one in a domain

I assume this would apply also to Server 2012

  1. DTI April says:

    Thank you. This is definitely going to come in handy.

  2. Dan Thompson says:

    When you right click the program to run make sure you hold down . That will make the ‘Run as a different user’ appear. -Dan

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