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Powershell script to open another instance of Microsoft Teams desktop application. This script runs the app as another user, you need to create another local Windows user before running the script. Check the link the comments to find out how. Tested on Windows 10 and Microsoft Teams v1.4.00.29469 (64-bit, last updated on 11/19/2021)
# Read me:
# You need to do some setup before running this script.
# Check the link below.
# Run this script as admin in powershell.
# By the way if you run it in a standard powershell it will
# prompt to open a new shell as admin.
# This is an edited version to prompt for secure password instead of storing
# it in the script itself.
# Guide and credits:
if (!([Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal][Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()).IsInRole([Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole] "Administrator")) { Start-Process powershell.exe "-NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File `"$PSCommandPath`"" -Verb RunAs; exit }
$username = '.\MSTeams'
$securePassword = Read-Host "Please enter password for user $username" -AsSecureString
$credential = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential $username, $securePassword
Start-Process 'C:\Users\MSTeams\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\Update.exe' '--processStart "Teams.exe"' -Credential $credential
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