When you first use Vista’s command prompt as an administrator, you might be surprised to know that you don’t get any admin priviledges. On Vista, you’ll need to elevate the command prompt in order to do admin functions. Here is how you get an elevated command prompt.
- Click on Start button.
- In the Search box, type in Command Prompt. Command Prompt will show up in the search results.
- Right click on Command Prompt icon and select Run as administrator.
- Enter the admin credential and you are ready to go.
If you are like me who uses command prompt a lot, you might want to pin the command prompt or add it to the Quick Launch.