SYSTEM User in Windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by eltigre, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. eltigre

    eltigre MDL Novice

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    I found a method to became the SYSTEM user in Windows 8.
    What is SYSTEM user? go here and read what Microsoft said :h**ttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/120929

    1.Download PsTools : h**ttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896649 and unarchive

    2.Find Command Prompt, right click => "Run as Administrator"

    3.Navigate to PsTool folder

    4. Type : psexec -i -s cmd.exe (i= interactive, s= running as system)

    5.Once you hit enter, another command prompt will open that will be running as the system account (NT Authority\System)(to check this type whoami). Leave this command prompt open

    5.Start task manager and kill "explorer.exe"

    6.Type in the command prompt running as system account : "explorer.exe"

    7.Wait for the personalization part to finish..

    8.Enjoy and be carefull not to break something! I am not responsible!
     
  2. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    This is not new at all and vymrdal is right.
     
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  3. eltigre

    eltigre MDL Novice

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    agree with you, but someone might need this....Today i was looking for such a thing and i thought that might be useful for others...
     
  4. joakim

    joakim MDL Novice

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    The drawback with psexec is:
    • You can't run as trustedinstaller.
    • You can't run interactive apps like regedit, which means you are limited to cmdline stuff.

    Good thing is it runs over network.
     
  5. joakim

    joakim MDL Novice

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    Ehh, ok I guess I missed that switch :) So it leaves it with the drawback of not getting trustedinstaller then, unless I missed even more..