With the existance of UAC in the windows world, I find my self looking for easier ways to run a command as administrator (usually via command line) without needing to turn off UAC.
Here are some useful links that helped me solve this very issue
Elevation Power Toys
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2008.06.elevation.aspx (note, you also need to sysinternals suite installed in “%ProgramFiles%Sysinternal Suite”
Sudo for windows