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Sorry for the newbe question, but I'm a developer who hasn't touch a Windows Server in years. A recent project has required me to setup and configure a development VM running Windows Server 2008, IIS 7, and SQL Server 2008 Express. I need to run commands in the command window and get the following message:

"The requested operation requires elevation"

Reminds me of SUDO in Ubuntu, what's the command to elevate?

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This is a stab in the dark, but can you right click on the command icon, and select "Run as" and select an account with administrator privileges?

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I'm trying to run a command –  craigmoliver Jul 18 '09 at 21:58
    
oh, nevermind, I get it –  craigmoliver Jul 18 '09 at 22:00
    
I right clicked and found "Run as Administrator", and that worked, thanks! –  craigmoliver Jul 18 '09 at 22:01

After you type cmd in the "run" box you can press Ctrl-Shift-Enter.

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This works if you type a command in the "Search programs and files" box on the Start Menu, but it most definitely does NOT work at the "run" dialog box. –  Skyhawk Sep 30 '11 at 1:16

Alternatively, just run the command prompt itself as Administrator, and you won't need to worry about needing elevation. You will, however, need to worry about having it.

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