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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: https://searchwindowsserver.techtarget.com/tip/Some-help-with-RunAs.

There's a third-party program that lets you do this as well, with more flexible options: http://www.quimeras.com/Products/products.asp.

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