Running as System Account

Sysinternals Suite By Mark Russinovich is an essential group of tools for anyone working with Microsoft platforms.

An easy way to get a CMD prompt as SYSTEM is to grab PSEXEC from Microsoft Sysinternals:

1. Download PSEXEC and unzip to some folder.

2. Open an elevated CMD prompt as an administrator.

3. Navigate to the folder where you unzipped PSEXEC.EXE

4. Run:

PSEXEC -i -s -d CMD

5. You will have a new CMD prompt open, as though by magic.

6. Type the following in the new CMD prompt to prove who you are:




Sysinternals Live

Sysinternals Live is a service that enables you to execute Sysinternals tools directly from the Web without hunting for and manually downloading them. Simply enter a tool’s Sysinternals Live path into Windows Explorer or a command prompt as<toolname&gt; or  \\\tools\<toolname>.

You can view the entire Sysinternals Live tools directory in a browser at


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