Run Commands As Administrator In Windows Vista

In Vista, if you’re logged in as a normal user but need to execute something with administrator privileges, there’s a quick shortcut that will let you do just this from the start menu’s run box.

Just type the command, say “cmd”, into the run box, and then hit Ctrl+Shift+Enter instead of just the Enter key. You’ll then be prompted to authenticate, and your command will be executed as administrator. –Link.