Running cmd.exe under System account

I was experimenting with sqlplus -prelim option, trying to “bypass” connect / as sysdba part from command sequence by launching sqlplus under System account (the same account Oracle service is running under). The problem was that I was working remotely within Remote Desktop session, so an old trick:

cmd> at 12:00 /interactive cmd.exe

didn’t work. You have to seat at console to see the command prompt interactively.

A quick search on net revealed a quick fix for the problem:

cmd> psexec -i -s cmd.exe

Resulting in command prompt that runs under System account:

PsExec v1.72 - Execute processes remotely
Copyright (C) 2001-2006 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals -

Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.


You can download the latest psexec version from:


Posted on 11.08.2009, in MS Windows and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Running cmd.exe under System account.

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