Elevation Required RRS feed

  • Question

  • During install of application or running a command, will receive error that installation cannot be completed and that elevation is required.


    Example: running dos

    ipconfig /release


    Any ideas for fixes and causes?




    Friday, June 13, 2008 4:47 PM


  • If you are entering commands in a command prompt that requires administrator privileges, you need to start an administrator session.


    Go to Start / All Programs / Accessories. Right click the Command Prompt and select the 'Run As Administrator' option. Click Continue on the UAC prompt.


    When you are installing an application, you may need to do the same thing for some installation programs. Right click the applications installation file and select the 'Run As Administrator' option.




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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Sunday, June 15, 2008 12:26 AM