Thursday, July 19, 2012

How to use RunAs with SQL Server Management Studio and creating Quick Lunch

DBA having two separate account is normal practice in industry standard. In that case it is require often require to connect SSMS with different account. Run As is option for that.

There are two ways to connect SSMS with Run As
1. Press and Hold Shift Key and Right Click on SSMS gives you option for Run As.
2. Run as different user using Command Prompt and creating short cut helps you to quick login

Open command prompt and type runas /?
Enter below command in command prompt to open SSMS and it will prompt for password. You need to replace domain\spatel with your credentials.

C:\runas /user:domain\spatel "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\Ssms.exe"

It is easy to create shortcut for this.

Right click on desktop and click on create new short cut

And type above command in target. Adding this short cut to Quick Launch helps you to easy login in SSMS with ran as option. This will only ask for password so no need to enter user name everytime.

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