Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65
I realize it can be confusing that the admin privilege does not carry over to the "cmd.exe".
But it does, that's the whole point.
No it doesn't. If the Windows 7 admin account is run without restriction, the "cmd.exe" will not run without requiring the "Run as Administrator" selection. As noted, you can create a shortcut to provide admin privilege, but that is not the same as stripping the command prompt from its requirement. There is a difference.
My post was not addressing the use of a shortcut, it simply stated the admin account does not inherently remove the additional step of selecting "run as admin". Of course you can use a workaround with a shortcut, which is different. I run a test machine with no Windows 7 restrictions and direct access to "cmd.exe" always requires the "run as admin". If you can provide a reliable source that states otherwise, I would be very interested in reviewing it...I am always open to learning something new.