why wont this cmd command work for me?

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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
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C:\Users\liam>ipconfig /release
The requested operation requires elevation.

C:\Users\liam>


what am I doing wrong??
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Are you a administrative user?

(Also probably better to have posted this in the windows forum)
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Yeah I am a windows user, There is only one other user on this laptop but thats a normal user for when I am not working.....

The one I am on is admin, What should I do?

I am on vista
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Click the Start button and right click Computer and select manage. Does it ask for login credentials? If so you are not logged in as an administrator.
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penguin wrote:
The requested operation requires elevation.


Just raise your computer off the ground. :D
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grinch2171 wrote:
Click the Start button and right click Computer and select manage. Does it ask for login credentials? If so you are not logged in as an administrator.


Grinch I did what you said. It says this option requires my permission. It does not ask me for any login credentials.
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That means that you do not have the right permissions to access it, and you need to talk to your "system administrator", which is probably you. I don't have a vista box so I cant really help you on how to log in as the system administrator. I think they disable the administrator account for the login screen.
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Then the account you are logged in as does not have administrator privilege.

Did you turn off the UAC?
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Grinch I am not sure, My vista knowladge is not that great. On startup it says I am the administrator. And I can choose to run things as the administrator and I can download anything ect ect.

I am pretty sure I am the admin, Could you guide me through anything to help me check. Or explain what I should do.

Thanks.
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As a local administrator you should be able to run the ipconfig /release. The fact that you cannot open Computer Management while logged in as the administrator is troubling as well. My Vista knowledge is limited as well. I'm not really sure what to tell you.
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open my computer in the bar at the top type

"Control Panel\User Accounts"

it will say on the right :)

mines says

aydave
administrator
password protected
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grinch2171 wrote:
As a local administrator you should be able to run the ipconfig /release. The fact that you cannot open Computer Management while logged in as the administrator is troubling as well. My Vista knowledge is limited as well. I'm not really sure what to tell you.


Sorry grinch when I said it asks for my permission all I have to do is clik yes and it lets me, I should have made that alot clearer.

It also says my account is a administrator account. I am very confused.
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just tried it on my vista and it works :S confusing this one :P
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Would it have anything to do with the fact I am on a shared network? well 3 computers all use the same router?
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penguin wrote:
Would it have anything to do with the fact I am on a shared network? well 3 computers all use the same router?

i dout it but try just your computer on the network and see if it works
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I would suggest you change your directory up to c:\ and try it. I have had some commands not work at the user directory level.
Type "cd.." hit enter repeat until you are at the c:\prompt.
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Or just do cd\ and press enter
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http://gaskell.org/the-requested-operat ... ows-vista/

"Okay, to get around this go to All Programs, Accessories, right click Command Prompt and click Run as administrator. Good to go!"

Let me know if this works, I don't have a vista machine to test it.
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hahahaha the Spanish of you is very funny, at first was reading and almost did not understand was happening until I realized.

hahahaha your spanish is so funny...

but good, I can help anybody help me with this issue.

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