Always Start Command Prompt as Administrator in Windows 7 and Windows 2008

Tired of opening a command prompt and running into lack of rights on Windows 7 and Windows 2008?  I am.  You can easily set the Command Prompt shortcut to always open the command prompt as administrator.  Just follow these easy steps.

  • Right-click on Command Prompt shortcut and select properties
  • On the shortcut tab select Advanced
  • Check box that says Run as Administrator

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