Tip for Elevated Command Prompt


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    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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    Windows 7 Professional 32bit
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    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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    Cancerous said:
    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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    Lemur said:
    Cancerous said:
    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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    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
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    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.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 09 Feb 2012 at 05:41. Reason: Additional
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    Nice, Brink. I like the latter link, but both are cool.
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