This post will show you how to open an elevated command prompt with administrator rights (Run as administrator). We will go over creating a shortcut and opening the command prompt from the start menu.
Create an “Elevated Command Prompt” Shortcut
- The process described below is for Windows 7, but can be applied to Windows 8 as well.
- You may be prompted to click on “Yes” or enter the administrator account’s password depending on the systems UAC Settings
First we need to create the shortcut. Right click on an empty space on the desktop and click on New (1) then Shortcut (2)
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On June 6th Windows Sysinternals released version 15.2 of Process Explorer (a Task Manager replacement). The update includes the following:
- Autoruns functionality that adds a new Autostart Location column and property to the process and DLL views with information of where the image is automatically started or loaded from.
- .Net stack walking support to the thread stack dialog.
- Process timeline column showing the process’ lifetime relative to other processes.
For those who don’t know about Sysinternals and/or Process Explorer, here’s a quick description of each:
Sysinternals: Website featuring freeware utilities to manage, diagnose, troubleshoot, and monitor a Microsoft Windows. These are hosted on Microsofts TechNet website.
Process Explorer: System monitoring tool which can be used as a replacement for the built-in Task Manager for Windows. This is what the Task Manager should be.