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 - www.sysinternals.com
Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.
You can download the latest psexec version from: