This nifty freeware executable fools an application into accepting a date and time you specify. RunAsDate's simple dialog-sized interface uses pull-downs, browse windows, and pop-up calendars to make it super easy to operate. This application doesn't require extensive user knowledge, but be warned that some programs may fail after using RunAsDate.
The good news is that this app performs its function well. You merely browse to find the program you want to run, and set the date and time very quickly with the pop-up calendar. For select programs you can add needed parameters through the one-line text box. Press Run and your program starts believing your preset date is the true date. RunAsDate also includes command line functions for users who need to use the app in batch files.
Unfortunately, some applications are written to ensure users do not back their system to get around time limits. We found those programs would fail if RunAsDate was utilized. However, most wouldn't run at all if the system date wasn't within the expected range.
As an executable, RunAsDate fits well on your USB toolkit. We can easily recommend it for those occasional times you need to pass a false date to an application.
RunAsDate is a small utility that allows you to run a program in the date and time that you specify. This utility doesn't change the current system date and time of your computer, but it only injects the date/time that you specify into the desired application. You can run multiple applications simultaneously, each application works with different date and time, while the real date/time of your system continues to run normally.
What's new in this version:
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.