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Elevated prompt/Run as Administrator once and for all.

  1. #1

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    Elevated prompt/Run as Administrator once and for all.


    For those who'd like to use the power of a permanent admin (can of course be reverted) prompt here's how:

    Elevated Command Prompt Shortcut - Windows 7 Forums

    Open Explorer and drill down to:

    C:\Users\"Username"*\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\System Tools

    There you see the command prompt shortcut as the first of a list of shortcuts. Right click it, choose properties from the list.
    The property list will open, now choose Advanced and tick the "Run as Administrator" checkbox. Click Apply, Close. Done.

    Now every time you run a command prompt you'll run it with administrative rights.


    * Username: the account name you logged on with.
    Last edited by fdegrove; 25 Mar 2012 at 13:06.

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    I don't have that option.

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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86

    Shortcut tab | Advanced button at bottom

    Of course, this only works for that actual shortcut.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Go to the "start corner" right click and select Command Prompt (Admin).

    that gets you an elevated cmd.exe console.

    Then again, there are three built-in 'command' consoles available for Windows 8:



    I suppose it depends what you want to do.

    You can also run a program with elevated rights from the task manager if you are a member of the administrators.
    Last edited by fafhrd; 25 Mar 2012 at 17:23.
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Elevated prompt/Run as Administrator once and for all.
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