A trick I assumed most people knew was how to run programs as administrator (especially Vista/7/8), however I still people getting tied up in knots about it. Things to remember:-
1) Certain areas of windows, such as Control Panel, have to be invoked as Administrator using runas and/or their actual executable. Trying to use the system object is not going to work. in the case of Control Panel, use
runas /user:Machinename\Administrator "Control.exe"
or browse to C:\Windows\system32 and right click control.exe