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29 Nov 2016

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Software Author(s):

  • PC-Welt


pcwrunas runas cli admin


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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install pcwRunAs, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade pcwRunAs, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall pcwRunAs, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade pcwrunas -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade pcwrunas -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install pcwrunas
    name: pcwrunas
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'pcwrunas' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller pcwrunas
    Name     = "pcwrunas"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'pcwrunas':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 28 Aug 2020.


pcwRunAs works similar to the Microsoft tool runas.exe but it also takes on the command line additional parameter password, allowing the program to start without additional inputs.

After installing pcwRunAs you find two more tools on your hard disk: pcwRunAsGui used for the easy creation of links that allow you to start programs in a restricted account or an Administrator and pcwPrivilegien.DLL is for the status display in IE and Windows Explorer.

PcwRunAs is intended exclusively for use on your home PC.

PcwRunAs v0.4 by  [email protected]

 Use: pcwRunAs4 [/?] [/d <domain>] [/profile /netonly]
                     /u name /p password
                     [/dir] [/app <app>] | [/arg <cmd>]
                or [/e string]

    /d       domain login
    /u       user name
    /p       password
    /profile User profile
    /netonly credentials only valid for remote access (domain)
    /app     path to the application
    /arg     Additional parameters for application
    /dir     working directory
    /e       encrypted string (as the only option)
    /?       Shows this help

Examples: pcwRunAs4 /u hugo /p secret /app notepad.exe
PcwRunAs4 /u hugo /p secret /app notepad.exe /arg "C:\NewFile.txt"


  • The software is available only on German language.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName            = 'pcwrunas'
  fileType               = 'EXE'
  url                    = ''
  checksum               = '752069509a8887361d1b830f59e08bab5c5cb67b01d4ab263d6d8c5dd0921acd'
  checksumType           = 'sha256'
  silentArgs             = '/VERYSILENT'
  validExitCodes         = @(0)
  softwareName           = 'pcwRunAs *'
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

$packageName = $packageArgs.packageName
$installLocation = Get-AppInstallLocation $packageName
if ($installLocation)  {
    Write-Host "$packageName installed to '$installLocation'"
    Install-BinFile $packageName $installLocation\pcwRunAs4.exe
else { Write-Warning "Can't find $packageName install location" }
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageName         = 'pcwrunas'
$softwareNamePattern = 'pcwRunAs *'

[array] $key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey $softwareNamePattern
if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
    $key | % {
        $packageArgs = @{
            packageName            = $packageName
            silentArgs             = "/x86=0 /VERYSILENT"
            fileType               = 'EXE'
            validExitCodes         = @(0)
            file                   = ''
        $packageArgs.file = "$($_.UninstallString.Replace(' /x86=0', ''))"   #"C:\Program Files\OpenSSH\uninstall.exe" /x86=0
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
        Uninstall-BinFile $packageName
elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
    Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
    Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
    Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
    Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
    $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
pcwRunAs 323 Saturday, November 26, 2016 Approved
pcwRunAs 0.4 758 Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Unknown
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