How to become NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM on Windows systems

As a DBA, you will bump into situations to trouble shoot weird things under this account. And this article details the way how to do it beautifully. Just before you follow the steps, you have to install a toolset from Microsoft to run all the commands that are needed in that tutorial. Also don’t forget to delete the temporary Windows job that you’ve created just for this occassion.

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One Response to How to become NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM on Windows systems

  1. Nick Xu says:

    Also, you can use “runas /user:[domainname\username] cmd”(which will pop up for password confirmation) to run cmd under another user’s credential. I used it to trouble shoot SQL agent service account’s privileges.

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