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Windows 7: Task Manager - Create Elevated Shortcut

Task Manager - Create Elevated Shortcut

How to Create an Elevated Task Manager Shortcut in Windows 7
Published by Brink
19 May 2009
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How to Create an Elevated Task Manager Shortcut in Windows 7

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This will show you how to create a elevated Task Manager shortcut that will "run as an administrator" in Windows 7 when opened. It will open as if you clicked Show processes from all users in the default Task Manager.

You will need to be logged in as an administrator to be able to use this elevated Task Manager shortcut.


EXAMPLE: Default Task Manager and Elevated Task Manager
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Here's How:
1. Right click on a empty space on the desktop and click on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and Paste the location below into the location box, then click on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
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3. Type in Task Manager for a name, and click on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this shortcut anything you like though.
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4. Right click on the new Task Manager shortcut on the desktop, then click on Properties, Shortcut tab, and the Advanced button. (see screenshot below)
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5. Select (check) the Run as administrator box, then click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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6. Click on OK. (see screenshot below step 4)

7. You can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.


That's it,
Shawn





19 May 2009   #1
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Another great tutorial, thanks much! Now if we could only get it started minimized!

Might be helpful to add that option in the tutorial, 'Run/Start Minimized'.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Captain Zero. Thank you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2009   #3
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

If you'd like to have this new taskman shortcut start up upon system startup/reboots automatically...

1. goto start (orb)
2. all programs
3. right click on "Startup" folder and choose "Open" (or for all pc account users, choose "Open all users")
4. drag taskman icon into the startup folder (or right drag and choose "Copy here" to keep one on the desktop; for when you might accidental close taskman)

While there you can right click on taskman shortcut, choose properties and then choose "Minimized" from the Run drop down.

If you'd prefer to have it startup this way and only see it in the tray, use the taskman option tab and choose "hide when minimized".

Now it will start up automatically to only the system tray on system startup/reboots.
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12 Feb 2010   #4
TeXaCo

Windows 7
 
 

This is a lifesaver.

Thank you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2010   #5
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Excellent. Thank you, Shawn

It never occurred to me that Task Manager was not showing all of the processes via CTR-ALT- Delete
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Carl.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2010   #7
bigbazza

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Create Elevated Shortcut

Hi folks. Brand new member.I've only just upgraded my old Toshiba Satellite Pro P100 from XP pro to Windows 7 Ultimate, and still sorting out some annoyances.

I'd like to thank your Forum guys (Shawn) for Task Manager - Create Elevated Shortcut

I was able, via Task Manager, to "Create Elevated Shortcut" and solve my problem of "Show Processes from all Users", not sticking on when I ticked (checked) it.

Thanks again

Bazza
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2010   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Bazza, and welcome to Seven Forums. Thank you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2010   #9
Freakie

Windows 7 Home Premium/Pro x64 (Two drives, one from older computer)
 
 

Great instructions, I somehow got it to work when I first installed Windows 7, but I just reinstalled and forgot what it was that I did! You made it easy though

Quick question, any point in using the C:\Windows\SysWOW64\taskmgr.exe?
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