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Open a command prompt with system rights in Vista (and XP)

First of all, download psexec from the Microsoft website.
From and elevated/admin command prompt (cmd.exe, "run as administrator"), run psexec –s cmd.exe



C:\>psexec -s cmd.exe

PsExec v1.83 – Execute processes remotely
Copyright (C) 2001-2007 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals –

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

nt authority\system

cmd.exe exited on LAPTOP1 with error code 0.


Type ‘exit’ to exit the "system" command prompt.
You can launch any other tool from that prompt, and it will inherit your system rights


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