How-to Run an Install as a Different User Account

Often we are required to install programs or run applications under users logins that have restrictions in place. Many times right clicking and selecting “Run as administrator”, allows the application to run or prompts for credentials.  Other times the application tries to run and fails without prompting for credentials and the solution is to login as an administrator and run it. If you hold the “Shift” key and right click the application or install file, another option will appear “Run as a different user”. By selecting “Run as a different user” you are immediately prompted and can input the administrator credentials before the application even tries to run. This eliminates the need to logoff the users account and logon as an administrator.

General Windows 7