Hosts file in Vista

Posted: 05-25-2006, 09:11 AM
Hello, Please can you tell me how I can add entries into the hosts file.
Every time I try and save the modified file I a message saying that I don't
have permission. I have also tried making sure the folder "etc" is not set
to read only but I still get access denied.


Thanks

SK

Hosts file in Vista


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Zack Whittaker
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Re: Hosts file in Vista
Posted: 05-25-2006, 11:27 AM
Right click on it and "Run as elevated/administrator" if the option is
there - or reboot in safe mode and login as the Administrator (by default,
the password is blank) and edit it there )

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"SK" <nobody@nobody.com> wrote in message
news:7F7D0ACF-7EC7-440C-A52D-6A807AE276CA@microsoft.com...
> Hello, Please can you tell me how I can add entries into the hosts file.
> Every time I try and save the modified file I a message saying that I
> don't have permission. I have also tried making sure the folder "etc" is
> not set to read only but I still get access denied.
>
>
> Thanks
>
> SK

Steve Foster [SBS MVP]
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Re: Hosts file in Vista
Posted: 05-25-2006, 01:08 PM
SK wrote:
>Hello, Please can you tell me how I can add entries into the hosts file.
>Every time I try and save the modified file I a message saying that I
>don't have permission. I have also tried making sure the folder "etc" is
>not set to read only but I still get access denied.
Make sure you start Notepad/Wordpad/whatever using "Run as Administrator"
or launch it from a CMD prompt that was started using "Run as
Administrator".

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