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I would like to disable the local network card (only one in the computer) by using this command:

wmic path win32_networkadapter where index=7 call disable

return value is 5 (access denied). I don't know what the problem is.

The current user has admin rights (it is not actually the admin but has admin rights). Operating system is win7 professional.

When I activate the admin account and perform this command under this admin account everything works. But I don't wont to keep the real admin account enabled. runas isn't an option also.

It seems that I'm missing a specific right to run this command. Does anyone know what to do? Thank you!

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Have you tried PowerShell?

Disable-NetAdapter -Name 'YourNic'

Here is an article I wrote on Enabling / Disabling NICs with PowerShell

Note: You need PowerShell v 3.0.

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