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Windows 7: Tip for Elevated Command Prompt


09 Feb 2012   #1

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 
Tip for Elevated Command Prompt

This probably is not new to many, but I find it useful.

There are times I want an elevated command prompt. I usually type in "cmd", right click on it and run as administrator. If you need an elevated command prompt now and then, simply create a shortcut to "cmd". Right click on the shortcut, left click on properties. Click the shortcut tab and select "advanced". Finally, you can select "run as administrator".

Like I said, just something I didn't think about before, but it's handy to have.

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09 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Elevated Command Prompt

As a sysadmin trying to roll out an image of windows7 to other machines, not having cmd parameters to automate an elevated cmd really annoys the hell out of me.
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09 Feb 2012   #3

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cancerous View Post
Elevated Command Prompt

As a sysadmin trying to roll out an image of windows7 to other machines, not having cmd parameters to automate an elevated cmd really annoys the hell out of me.
I really love using "DOS" and UNIX-like commands. I mean just for a command prompt, not elevated. But quick access to elevated commands does make one's life easier.
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09 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cancerous View Post
Elevated Command Prompt

As a sysadmin trying to roll out an image of windows7 to other machines, not having cmd parameters to automate an elevated cmd really annoys the hell out of me.
I really love using "DOS" and UNIX-like commands. I mean just for a command prompt, not elevated. But quick access to elevated commands does make one's life easier.
Yep, it's a great tool, but windows is so messy with it.
The linux console is so much more user friendly and has way more options. The issue with Windows cmd is that they didn't have administrative privileges since the beginning which has caused some major issues with cmd being able to perform certain tasks (like not having a parameter for the password when you want to start an elevated cmd from a non-elevated cmd).
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09 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

If you have an icon pinned to the "Start Menu" or "Taskbar", you can use "Ctrl + Shift + left click" to provoke an elevation.

This also works in the search results list (from a "Start Menu Search").

Note:
It doesn't seem to work in "All Programs" though.
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09 Feb 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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09 Feb 2012   #7

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Nice, Brink. I like the latter link, but both are cool.
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