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How to Edit a WIndows 2008 Server Host File

How do i edit a 2008 host file?  I keep receiving an error message that tells me i dont have the correct permissions.  I tried is as the local and domain admin.
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Tony MassaCommented:
Run NOTEPAD ad Administrator first, then browse for the HOSTS file and then you can edit it.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Simply logging in as an administrator won't give you permission to.  All programs run as a standard user UNLESS you specifically run them as an admin.  What I typically do is open a command prompt as administrator and then run the programs from there.  For example, I'll have the command prompt and then type "notepad %windir%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts" and that will give me the right to edit the file.


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