How To: Create An Administrative(Elevated) Command Prompt Shortcut In Windows Vista
When you work in Windows Vista command prompt,for the majority of the things you do require an administrative level command prompt.With the User Account Control (UAC) enabled by default in Windows Vista, you’ll need to use an elevated Command Prompt whenever you need to do some administrative tasks from Command Prompt.For this you normally, right click on command prompt shortcut in the Windows Vista start menu and then select Run As Administrator.You will then be prompted for your administrator password.You can make this process a little more efficient as well by creating a shortcut to the administrative Command Prompt in Windows Vista.For this do the following:
- Right-click on Windows Vista desktop.
- On the right click context menu, choose New, and then select Shortcut.
- When the Create Shortcut dialog box appears. type in CMD into the text box, and then click Next.
- Type a name for the shortcut (typically Command Prompt or Command Processor) on the next screen, and then press Finish.
- Right-click on the new shortcut created.
- On the right click pop-up contextual menu, select Properties.
- Click on the Shortcut tab.
- Click on the Advanced button to open Advanced Properties dialog box.
- Tick or check (select) the Run as administrator option so that the command prompt will be launched with administrator privileges by default, and then click OK.
- Click OK again to finish.
Alternatively, you can pin a Cmd.exe command to Windows Vista Start Menu and configured it to Run as Administrator.For this:
- Click on Start button.
- Type CMD into the Search box.
- You will see search result with a list consisting of just one entry, that is the shortcut to the Windows Command Processor, cmd.
- Right-click the cmd shortcut in the search listing.
- On the pop-up context menu, choose Pin to Start Menu.
- Click on Start button again.
- Right-click the Command Prompt shortcut just added to the Start menu and choose Properties.
- Click the Advanced button to open Advanced Properties dialog box.
- Click (tick) to select the Run as administrator checkbox so that elevated command prompt is run as administrator by default, and then click OK.
- Click OK to save the changes.