The title of this post has bothered me since… forever. I really don’t like to take extra steps for things I do on a regular basis…
Opening AD Users and Computers is something that I open on a pretty regular basis, but I use this method on several different utilities.
In order to do this, you’ll have to modify the target field in the shortcut of your program to include the runas command.
Example: Active Directory Users and Computers:
Different User: C:\Windows\System32\runas.exe /user:[domain]\user “mmc %windir%\system32\dsa.msc”