Windows 10: runas command won't recognize administrator password

  1.    16 Jun 2016 #1

    runas command won't recognize administrator password


    I tried the runas command to configure some software I just updated, as the directions said, but my administrator password was rejected. Then I tested the runas command on a pdf file that I know for sure is in the current directory (it can open from the command line), but my administrator password is still rejected.

    Settings > Accounts says:

    Seka
    Local Account
    Administrator

    And I'm able to confirm my current password and change it (I change it to the same password). But here's the problem:
    C:\Users\Seka\Desktop>runas /u:administrator Lightworks_v12.5.0_User_Guide.pdf
    Enter the password for administrator:
    Attempting to start Lightworks_v12.5.0_User_Guide.pdf as user "SEKA-PC\administrator" ...
    RUNAS ERROR: Unable to run - Lightworks_v12.5.0_User_Guide.pdf
    1326: The user name or password is incorrect.
    C:\Users\Seka\Desktop>

    Any tips? Ways to confirm my password works or that I'm the administrator or anything? It's too late for me to go back to Windows 7.

    EDIT: I was surprised with a log on screen when I turned my computer on this morning. I had to enter my password. It worked though.
    Last edited by Borad; 17 Jun 2016 at 10:17.
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