Saturday, 19 May 2007

Windows Vista - Elevate Permissions on the Command Prompt

We keep an eye on the various key words used by searchers that land people on our blog.

This one caught my eye:
Vista how do i raise level to ipconfig /release
There are times where we need to elevate our permission level to accomplish some sort of administration task.

To elevate your command prompt in Windows Vista do the following:
  1. Click Start
  2. Type: "cmd" in the Start Search
  3. Right click on cmd.exe at the top of the list
  4. Click on "Run as administrator"
  5. Authenticate and go on to your task.
A screen shot of the above:

The same rule can be applied for the need of an elevated mmc.msc or other programs or management consoles.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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