Elevation Gadget 2.0

In my June 2008 TechNet Magazine article I introduced the Elevation Gadget.  This Windows Sidebar Gadget functioned as drag and drop target to elevate programs, scripts, etc.  Version 2 sports an updated look and can now be enlarged (enlarges when undocked on Windows Vista, enlarges via the Size control on Windows 7). However, the biggest…

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Explore as Administrator PowerToy

Have you ever tried to use Windows Explorer to create a folder within or copy a file into a protected folder such a Program Files or Windows and had to deal with the confusing “File Operation” dialog box before you could complete your task.  This is one of the most confusing and poorly understood features…

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Welcome to the Elevation PowerToys Blog

A while back I wrote two articles for TechNet Magazine describing a set of tools to work around a number of shortcomings when trying to elevate some types of tasks in Windows Vista and higher with User Account Control enabled.  You can find these articles here: Utility Spotlight: Script Elevation PowerToys for Windows Vista http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2007.06.utilityspotlight.aspx…