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Article ID: 961535 - Last Review: December 29, 2008 - Revision: 1.0

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When you use RUNAS to launch an application while a group policy is being refreshed in the background, Explorer stops responding and appears to hang.  For example when the “Defrag C policy” custom group policy is applied and you try to launch an application by right-click and “run as”, Explorer will hang.

Note The “Defrag C policy” creates a Scheduled Task to defragment the client. This policy is created using "Policy Maker" from "Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack".

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To workaround this issue, use "runas" command from command line instead of launching by explorer shell.

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  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
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