How to run command prompt with elevated administrative privileges in vista.

In case windows vista the security feature with vista as UAC automatically launch each and every program with limited rights and results in a lot of restriction for some basic programs.

So if you type cmd.exe in the start menu search box it will load with some restrictions.

Due to the restricted operation, some the commands unable to run or  got access denied error.

Some of the ways to launch the elevated command prompt with administrative privileges.

 Way 1:

  1. Open Start Menu.
  2. Go to accessories Locate the command prompt under accessories.
  3. Right Click on its shortcut then select Run as Administrator.

 Way 2:

  1. Click on Vista Start.
  2. Select Run & Type in “Cmd” (without quotes) in the Run Menu Search Box.
  3. You will see a msg  “This task will be created with administrative privileges”.
  4. Click on OK.

Way 3:

  1.     Open start menu by clicking the start button.
  2.     Now type “cmd” in the start menu search box or in run.
  3.     Press Shift+Ctrl+Enter to lauch command prompt with administrative privileges.


  1. says

    there is alternate and much simpler step to run cmd as administrator even in a user account..the trick is to go to run and type there
    runas /user:administrator cmd

  2. zafar says

    I’m working in office where 3-tier proxy is used.
    I even can’t open also.
    And i login on my account and then i do my work, so admin rights is also not here.and all admin priveleges is not there…

    Now how can i open orkut…..
    I open it using, but in this i am not able to reply, i can only see the new scrapsbut can’t send…
    Suggest some…….tips

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