Accessing the Command Prompt without Administrator Privileges

To open the command prompt in Windows Vista, follow the instructions below:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click All Programs
  3. Click Accessories
  4. Click Command Prompt

Accessing the Command Prompt with Administrator Privileges

To start a command prompt session with full Administrator rights, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the Command Prompt Accessories shortcut (Start, Programs, Accessories, Command Prompt)
  2. Select Run as administrator from the displayed context menu.