Run cmd as SYSTEM on Windows 2008 Server

Thanks to Jarvis for this one, to run a cmd window as the SYSTEM account on Windows 2008 Server, download PSExec from Microsoft and use this command:
psexec -i -s %comspec%

The previous method using AT does not work with Win 2008, nor does the schtasks command in Win 2008 do the job either.

Easy when you know how.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Hair-saving tip. Thanks so much Jason!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Many thanks!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Many Thanks for this command…

  4. Cy says:

    This will NOT get you administrative rights on the server

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