Vista Sidebar Gadget provides drop-and-drag “Run as…” function


ElevationgadgetMicrosoft’s TechNet magazine had a great Elevation PowerToys article this month; these tools are used to run applications with elevated security privileges as needed. Aside from nice tools to run apps as another user or the Local System, I saw this nifty Elevation Gadget for my oft-unused Windows Sidebar. You can find the gadget code along with all of the other power tools right here, but I highly recommend reviewing the article to better understand what each of these do. While you can always right click for the "Run as Administrator" privilege, I like this drag-and-drop approach with the Gadget as an option, plus it supports groups of files so you can drag a collection at one time.

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