As a command line junkie, I end up doing almost everything from a command prompt. The problem is that Windows Vista doesn’t have a built-in command to launch an application in administrator mode.
Thankfully Brandon Paddock has created an extremely useful tool called Start++ that has a built-in sudo command. If you’re thinking it sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve covered it before, but it’s worth downloading for this one feature alone.
To launch a command in “sudo” mode from the start menu, just preface it with “sudo”, which will launch the application in administrator mode.
It even works from the command line:
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- Published 05/30/07