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22 Jun 2011   #1

7 64bit Ultimate
 
 
sudo

I've tried using the code at http: //sourceforge.net/projects/sudowin/ but haven't had any luck getting it to work.

The Un*x sudo/sudoers setup is so clean in implementation, why is this so hard...


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22 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Probably because this is Windows and not Linux? Just use UAC and Runas.
Code:
C:\Windows\system32>runas /?
RUNAS USAGE:

RUNAS [ [/noprofile | /profile] [/env] [/savecred | /netonly] ]
        /user:<UserName> program

RUNAS [ [/noprofile | /profile] [/env] [/savecred] ]
        /smartcard [/user:<UserName>] program

RUNAS /trustlevel:<TrustLevel> program

   /noprofile        specifies that the user's profile should not be loaded.
                     This causes the application to load more quickly, but
                     can cause some applications to malfunction.
   /profile          specifies that the user's profile should be loaded.
                     This is the default.
   /env              to use current environment instead of user's.
   /netonly          use if the credentials specified are for remote
                     access only.
   /savecred         to use credentials previously saved by the user.
                     This option is not available on Windows 7 Home or Windows 7 Starter Editions
                     and will be ignored.
   /smartcard        use if the credentials are to be supplied from a
                     smartcard.
   /user             <UserName> should be in form USER@DOMAIN or DOMAIN\USER
   /showtrustlevels  displays the trust levels that can be used as arguments
                     to /trustlevel.
   /trustlevel       <Level> should be one of levels enumerated
                     in /showtrustlevels.
   program         command line for EXE.  See below for examples

Examples:
> runas /noprofile /user:mymachine\administrator cmd
> runas /profile /env /user:mydomain\admin "mmc %windir%\system32\dsa.msc"
> runas /env /user:user@domain.microsoft.com "notepad \"my file.txt\""

NOTE:  Enter user's password only when prompted.
NOTE:  /profile is not compatible with /netonly.
NOTE:  /savecred is not compatible with /smartcard.
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22 Jun 2011   #3

7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Indeed, this is Windows, but I was using the Un*x solution as an example of an implemented solution, not as a espousal of its use.

The whole idea of the sudo command is that a prior list of users and programs is established by an Administrator; thereafter those users may execute the selected commands at a higher privilege. The list itself is not editable by normal users of course.

To the best of my knowledge, any variation of runas still requires a password to be entered. That's been stated here several times.

The code at the Sourceforge sudowin site seems ideal, according the the fairly ambitious description by its author, and I was just wondering if anyone else had any experience with it.

Rob
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22 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Did you try asking the authors?

SourceForge.net: Sudo for Windows: Forums
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