I have need to run Windows RStudio (using 1.1.456 but also reproduced on 1.1.383) under a different elevated account to my regular login account because the elevated account has read-only access to production databases.
I've started using Projects and wanted to open a Project in a new session via the "Open Project in New Session..." option on the right hand side. When I select "Open Project in New Session..." the menu option goes away but no new session is open. Also, when I select "Session->New Session", no new session is open either.
I also noticed that if I run RStudio without the Windows "Run as different user" option, this symptom goes away.
Minimal steps to reproduce are:
- Open RStudio using "Run as different user" and selecting an alternate user account
- Select "Session" menu
- Select "New Session"
- Expected result: Menu closes and a new RStudio session opens up
- Actual result: Menu closes but the new RStudio session doesn't materialise. Existing RStudio session continues to operate and be responsive to user input
Is there anything I can do to run RStudio under an alternate account and have the "Open Project in New Session..." or "Session->New Session" menu options work? Please let me know if I need to make the reproduction instructions clearer.
I have a workaround which involves creating a Windows shortcut to the "runas" utility which will open up a new session for me as desired.