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Running Remote Desktop Manager as Another User



Most of us use many different credentials. On Windows systems, having multiple user accounts enables the ability of starting Remote Desktop Manager under a different set of credentials while we are already logged on using main credentials. This allows for using Integrated security to connect to an Advanced Data Source.


These solutions require the "Secondary Log-on" service to be running.


If the other account belongs to a domain different than the one from your workstation, solution A must be used.


Solution A - RunAs command


This solution is ideal if you do this often, you can create a batch file with the command and simply type in your password when prompted.


The RunAs command has many parameters to change its behaviour, we wont cover them all here, but if you have an advanced scenario we suggest you consult the Windows help.


1.Open a command prompt

2.Type runas /netonly /user:{your user name here}. Usage of the NetOnly parameter signals that the credentials will be used for network access only. Ensure you user name is entered as your infrastructure requires. Typically its {domain}\{user}, i.e. windjammer\david

3.Append the full path to Remote Desktop Manager, typically %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Devolutions\Remote Desktop Manager\RemoteDesktopManager.exe, but you must ensure this is correct for your machine

4.When you press enter, you are prompted for the password, then the application will launch.


RunAs command example



Solution B - Shift+Right Click on the shortcut or executable to Remote Desktop Manager


When you press Shift + Right Click on an executable, you'll notice an additional menu item for Run as different user.


Advanced contextual menu


You are presented with a logon form in which you must specify the username and password.