CRM 2011 – a tool to help you run IE and CRM as another user

I saw this blog post with a nifty little tool to help you run Internet Explorer (and subsequently CRM) as another user.

Before I talk about that tool I would say the blog CrmXpress has some very good blog posts and some other tools you might find interesting

Releasing CrmXpress TraceHelper v1.0

Releasing CrmXpress SmartSoapLogger v1.0

Releasing CrmXpress TraceHelper v1.0

so great work Chinmay and now back to my original blog about running IE as a different user.

I often have to do this for testing functionality, like testing security roles for different users or testing different forms or workflows etc.

You can just hold shift and right click on internet explorer and choose run as different user.  If you want to do this read my previous blog which explains how to do this –


you can use this tool from CRMXpress, the cleverly named RunAs Gui Tool, the blog post is here

if you want to download the tool click here

the instructions are pretty simply but here you go

  1. Launch CrmXpress.Win.RunAsGui.exe
  2. Click on Add. It will auto fill current user name and domain/workgroup name.
  3. Enter password.
  4. Click on Save. Your default user profile is now created.
  5. Click on Add again. It will auto fill current user name and domain/workgroup name. Change the name with any other domain/workgroup user name of your choice.
  6. Enter password for the user name that you have entered.
  7. Click on Save.
  8. Now you will have two profiles and you can access them via Profiles drop down list.
  9. Drag any application shortcut on to the CrmXpress.Win.RunAsGui’s User Interface.
  10. The application will be added to the applications list for a given profile and it will be launched with credentials of whichever user profile you have selected.

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