Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Elevate privileges automatically with Elevation PowerToys

I recently received an e-mail from a reader who asked me if there was a better way to elevate privileges when running scripts in Microsoft Windows Vista. He went on to explain that the only existing procedure for doing so was kludgy and removed the convenience factor inherent in using a script to automate a task.

That’s when I realized that I hadn’t written about the Elevation PowerToys for Windows Vista, which were specifically designed to address this problem.

In this edition of the Windows 7 and Windows Vista Report, I’ll introduce you to the Elevation PowerToys for Windows Vista and show you how to use them to more easily launch scripts that require elevated privileges