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I have a windows 7 user who belongs to admin group. I want to execute sc command that requires admin privileges. I DON'T want to open an elevated cmd, want to be able to simply Win+R->Enter command, enter password and that's all. I tried the runas command, but it doesn't seem to work:

>runas /user:me "cmd"

and it asks for a password, and then the command is executed with normal privileges. I know I could use /user:administrator but I don't know the admin pass and I think the admin user (me) should work.

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Runas does not elevate commands due to UAC.

You can't run elevated commands in the run dialog either. You can download the "Elevation Powertoys" which allow you to elevate commands as elevate <i>command</i>

Or just use the start menu and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter.

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But I can use /user:administrator, right? – vangop Sep 9 '11 at 9:54
Depends. It is disabled by default. You would have to enable the Administrator account. – surfasb Sep 9 '11 at 17:03
Today I learned about CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER. Thank you. – shufler Oct 18 '12 at 20:00

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