In Windows Vista, is there a way to remove the word 'Administrator:' from the title of a command prompt window?
The 'title' command just updates the part after 'Administrator:', so that will not do.
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There are another two possibilities here:
You’ll need to modify the MUI data file for cmd.exe. This file is called cmd.exe.mui, and is located in C:\Windows\System32\en-US on a standard 32-bit, United States installation. For other languages, the en-US will be different, and for 64-bit installations, you’ll need to modify both the version in System32 and in SysWOW64.
First off, take ownership of cmd.exe.mui. Right-click on the file, click Advanced on the security tab. On the Owner tab, click Edit, and select the Administrators account.
Now, give access to modify the file. Go back into the properties for the file, click Edit on the Security tab, click Add, and enter Administrators, then make sure they have the Full Control option set to Allow.
Using a hex editor, resource editor, or other editor of your choice, modify the string in the file from “Administrator: %0” to “ %0” (That’s two spaces before the %0, don’t forget the null character at the end).
Save the file
Run mcbuilder.exe (this could take some time to run)
Reboot the computer.
(from this thread - note, you can use a space, but it has to be something.)
While it has been proven not to solve the problem in this bug, not everyone knows you can use the title command and set the title to whatever you want it to be.
I haven't tried this, but what about creating an Administrator account called "a", and then changing your CMD shortcut to be a "runas," calling CMD with "a" as the user.
That will shorten up the name so you can fit the real title nicely in the taskbar (which you indicated was your goal for doing this).