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Cannot run command prompt as admin

  1. #11


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Powershell picture:

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  2. #12


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Try Powershell & see if it will get elevated.
    Hmmn. That fails too.
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  3. #13


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Would you post a screenshot of your account like this:

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  4. #14


    New Delhi
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro (Activated)


    [QUOTE=Anish Mehta;298816]
    Quote Originally Posted by laserbeam View Post
    Hi,
    I need to execute the command prompt as admin. When I try to do it the command prompt window doesn't open and there are no errors. If I run the command prompt without admin privs it works, but I then can't do what I need to do in the admin window.

    Can someone help me to understand why this is failing and how I can get it to work. This is a potentially massive issue for me.

    Note: I am running Windows 8.1.


    Regards,
    David
    Try creating a fresh shortcut.
    Right-click the desktop - New - Shortcut.
    In text box, type cmd - then hit Next. Name it Elevated (so you know you've applied admin privileges).
    Finish - Now right-click this shortcut - Properties - Shortcut - Advanced - check off "Run as Administrator" - OK

    Try that out to see if it works for you.
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  5. #15


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Besides a screenshot of your account could you supply me with the command you want to run ?
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  6. #16


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8


    I can't because it would show my email address and I'd prefer not to do that. However, it does show that my account is an administrator. My account is a Microsoft account rather than a local account. That may be a factor...
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  7. #17


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by laserbeam View Post
    I can't because it would show my email address and I'd prefer not to do that. However, it does show that my account is an administrator. My account is a Microsoft account rather than a local account. That may be a factor...
    You can use Windows Paint to strike out your email address.

    Can you supply me with the command ?
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  8. #18


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I have a bad feeling about this & will assist you no more.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I have a bad feeling about this & will assist you no more.
    You have a bad feeling? What are you trying to say? I think you're reading rather a lot into very little. Anyway, that's your choice but I'd like to hear you defend that statement.

    Anyway, I think this is happening because I'm doing it over RDP. The PC this is on is in a location where I can't just go up to it with a keyboard and mouse and mess with it at will. So I have to do things remotely. I a few hours I can but, understandably, I don't want to wait.

    Regards,
    David
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  10. #20


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by laserbeam View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Do the charms bar search for cmd & right click it & choose Open file location.
    Right click on command prompt & choose run as administrator.
    Nothing happens. But if I double-click on it, the command prompt opens with normal privilege. So cmd.exe seems to be working, but not with elevated privilege.
    Instead of double clicking on it, right click on it. Look at the bottom of the screen. There will be several options, one of which is "Run as Administrator". Click on that and you should now have an elevated command prompt. It worked for me last night.
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