No, you got it all wrong. The "three R" of NT-Administration are, in order: 1) Retry 2) Reboot 3) Reinstall
some also add a fourth step: 4) Redhat
Since Windoze2000 there is runas, which allows one to execute a program as a different user. Finally. Of course, since Microsoft is very reliable in this regard, they screwed up. Using runas you almost, but not quite, get the same login environment & privileges as the user you target - so some privileged operations that the target user is allowed to do still fail.
With Windows 2003 Server it also dawned that full remote access to a system might be a really innovative and new feature0. Of course, they reliably screwed it up. Logging in as all powerful administrator via remote access turns out to be slightly less powerful than doing the same via the local system console. Like being able to install certain software, but unable to uninstall it.
Turn your irony detector back on, please?) You know this. I know this. People who find the "full remote access to a system...
Dealing with Redmondware is always a serious PITA, especially when one is used to dealing with operating systems that suck much less and simply allow one to get work done instead of having to fight the OS for every step.
Regards, Alex. 0 After all, other operating systems had this feature for less than 50 years, so it is quite new. -- "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." -- Thomas A. Edison
Or in terms of "systems" meaning the total system, hardware plus software. They don't distinguish the individual parts, or know which ones can be .... Oh. I guess they do know that...