This tutorial will guide you through creating a shortcut to the Vista Command Prompt that automatically opens with Administrator privileges.
- Start by creating a new shortcut on your Desktop. Right-click anywhere in the background and select New -> Shortcut
- Enter cmd in the space provided, and then click Next
- Give the shortcut a name and click Finish
- Now right-click on your newly created desktop shortcut and select Properties from the pop-up menu.
- Select the Shortcut tab from the top, and then click the Advanced button in the bottom right corner.
- Place a check in the box labeled Run as administrator and click OK
- Back at the Shortcut Properties page click the Apply button and then the OK button. Now double-click your desktop shortcut. A command prompt with administrative privileges will run.
- You can drag that shortcut to your Quick Launch bar if you’d prefer it there (I do).