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Although a near identical question was asked, the answer won't work (for me at least) with my Vista system.

I am using an elevated prompt to run a batch file. Since the batch file takes awhile to run through, I want to update the "title" with progress updates.

Using the "title" command updates the text after the "Administrator:" but because of the "Administrator:" text, you cannot read it... example: "Admnistrator: Tes..." instead of "Testing 1-2-3"

How can I remove the "Administrator:" text completely (while still using an elevated prompt)?

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Are you completely dead set on using cmd.exe? If you wanted to use powershell to run the batch script, you can use $host.ui.RawUI.WindowTitle = "Status Here" for full control of the title bar.

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If you start your shell using RUNAS then "Administrator" doesn't appear in the title and using TITLE completely replaces the one that is displayed.

c:\> RUNAS /user:computer\adminuser cmd

Or you can create a shortcut using that line.

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Just tried that on Vista, as user who is an Administrator, and it still had Administrator: in the title after TITLE cmd –  yhw42 Sep 5 '10 at 14:36
    
@yhw42: Are you running it from an already elevated shell? Try it from a normal shell. –  Dennis Williamson Sep 5 '10 at 16:44
    
I am always administrator (no lecture please). I also have a complex password. Maybe it's impossible... –  Donny Sep 6 '10 at 1:21

A workaround I stumbled upon is that the second command on the same line when using "&&" will replace the command window title without the "Administrator:" prefix.

For example, instead of the batch file line with your command:

long-running-command /flags

Try this:

true && long-running-command /flags

Not sure how to set a custom title, though.

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