How does "runas" work "under the covers"

Jul 10, 2012
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I have an application that needs to start a process as a different user. I use CreateProcessWithLogonW to accomplish this, but I've run into a system configuration where this does not work (we've been trying for weeks to diagnose WHY this particular system is causing problems with no luck so far). On the other hand, doing a "runas" from the command line works fine. So, I was wondering, does anyone know what system calls "runas" is making? Perhaps that will give me a clue as to how to solve my problem.

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