C# sample to open command prompt for other than currently logged user

.Net frameworks 2.0 have some new cool managed APIs. Here is one sample. It is common need to run a process on a user account other than currently logged on user. Following is the simple handy code which I use to open a command prompt with amin previleges, when I am logged on as normal user. There may be many other usage we could find for this Process.Start() API to make our life easier.

using System;
using System.Security;
using System.Diagnostics;

public class RunAs{
public static void Main(string[] args) {
try {
Console.Write(@"User Name [domain\user] : ");
string[] userInfo = (Console.ReadLine()).Split('\\');
SecureString secPass = ReadPassword();

catch(Exception e){
public static SecureString ReadPassword()
SecureString secPass = new SecureString();
Console.Write("Enter your password : ");
ConsoleKeyInfo key = Console.ReadKey(true);
while(key.KeyChar != '\r')
key = Console.ReadKey(true);
return secPass;

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