IE7 Run As under Windows XP SP2

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I am working on an issue trying to do the following:

On a Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2) machine with IE6 (Internet Explorer 6), I can right click on the IE icon and select Run As. Put in Administrator credentials, and IE 6 launches.

 

On the Address bar, type in Control Panel, and the Windows XP SP2 Control Panel opens with the elevated credentials.

On the Address bar, type in the path to Control Panel, C:\WINNT\System32\control.exe and the Windows XP SP2 Control Panel opens with the elevated credentials.

Now, on a Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2) machine with IE7 (Internet Explorer 7), I can right click on the IE icon and select Run As. Put in Administrator credentials, and IE 7 launches.

On the Address bar, type in Control Panel, which fails, and the default behavior runs a web Search, displaying results.

On the Address bar, type in the path to Control Panel, C:\WINNT\System32\control.exe , and get prompted for the Windows XP SP2 Control Panel to open, but then nothing actually happens. Running Task Manager side by side, we can see the following occur:

The prompt causes a File Download entry in the Applications tab

After the prompt goes away, an entry for Control Panel, running as Admin shows in the Processes tab. This stays up for 2-3 seconds, to as long as 13 seconds, then goes away. No Application starts, and nothing shows on screen.

Now as a control for Task Manager behavior, on a Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2) machine with IE6 (Internet Explorer 6), I can click on Start, Settings, Control Panel, the Control Panel UI launches and I can see Control Panel in the Applications Tab of Task Manager.

Now as a control for Task Manager behavior, on the same Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2) machine with IE6 (Internet Explorer 6), I can click on Start, then type in C:\WINNT\system32\control.exe, the Control Panel UI launches and now I can see control.exe in the Processes Tab of Task Manager.

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