Use RUNAS command to restrict admin rights
I am trying to find a program that will allow a normal user (non-admin or account operator) to point to a file and see who is using the file at the time. I have run into "File Spy" but this only allows admin type users to view active connections to a file. I have also seen who has it and it is the same story -- only admins. I really don't feel like giving our accounting manager admin rights.
One way to get around this is to set up an encoded script that will allow a user to run the program using the RUNAS command. I wrote about a way to do this not long ago: http://searchwin2000.techtarget.com/tip/1,289483,sid1_gci929880,00.html.
There's a third-party program that lets you do this as well, with more flexible options: http://www.quimeras.com/Products/products.asp.
This was first published in April 2004