Testing a windows user account password

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You may need to test a Windows user account when troubleshooting an issue but the account in questions may not have permissions to say remote desktop etc.

To test the account, open a CMD Window and run the following:

runas /u:domain.local\user1 notepad.exe

You will then be prompted to enter a password. If the password is incorrect you will get the following:

c:\>runas /u:domain.local\user1 notepad.exe
Enter the password for domain.local\user1:
Attempting to start notepad.exe as user "domain.local\user1" ...
RUNAS ERROR: Unable to run - notepad.exe
1326: The user name or password is incorrect.

If the password was correct Windows Notepad will open.