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Windows 7: Open Command Window Here as Administrator

10 Jun 2010   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Rover,

I'm not sure why you and SIW had a issue with this Open Command Window Here as Administrator and the Take Ownership context menu items working with both added to the context menu separately. I have not had any issues with them.


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11 Jun 2010   #11
rover3500

windows 7 Premium
 
 

Yeah,sorry I meant SIW2,got names mixed up.
Thanx for ur help Brink,they both work fine now thanx to u.
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12 Jun 2010   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Rover,

I'm not sure why you and SIW had a issue with this Open Command Window Here as Administrator and the Take Ownership context menu items working with both added to the context menu separately. I have not had any issues with them.
Update.

I have updated the Open Command Window Here as Administrator and the Take Ownership downloads so that installing one will completely remove the other one so it will not cause issues. I have not found a way to have both in the context menu at the same time yet since they both use the runas key and cannot use it at the same time.
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13 Jun 2010   #13
rover3500

windows 7 Premium
 
 
To Brink

I just tried it to make sure,and since the change

ie:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Command as Admin]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Command as Admin\command]
@="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""

Not inside run as,it works fine.
I just took over a folder and got up a command window as admin while it was doing it.
Definitely works for me now,thanx Brink.
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13 Jun 2010   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Rover,

Sorry, but it's not a elevated command prompt.

If you type diskpart (requires elevated command prompt to use) and press enter in the command prompt that you open using the above, UAC will prompt you to then elevate the command prompt. The "C:\Windows\system32.cmd.exe" in the tiltle bar is misleading since a title bar does not indicate whether it's elevated or not.

Thank you though.
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23 Nov 2011   #15
DocMagoo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello All,

As a possible solution to having both an Elevated Prompt and the Take Ownership menu option in the context menu, what I have found that you can do is first install the Take Ownership registry file. For the Elevated Command Prompt, the process is a little bit more involved.

The first step is to copy the cmd.exe file from C:\Windows\System32 directory to C:\Windows. The next and key step is to change the properties of the cmd.exe file that you just copied in to the C:\Windows directory. What you want to do is to change the Compatibility settings for the cmd.exe file and check the box for "Run this program as an administrator". The next few steps are just to manually edit the registry settings to add the Elevated Command Prompt context menu choice.

In HKCR>Directory>shell, create the key ElevatedPrompt. For the Default REG_SZ setting, change the value to "Open Elevated Command Prompt Here". Next, create a new string value called Icon and assign is the value "C:\Windows\cmd.exe". Now, create a sub key from ElevatedPrompt called "command". Inside this sub key, assign the default value of cmd.exe /s /k pushd "%V".

Repeat the above steps in HKCR>Drive>shell.

Now, you should have both Take Ownership and Elevated Command Prompt active in the context menu.

I hope this helps.

Doc.
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05 Oct 2012   #16
coline

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Great addon. One request to make it better

This is a great addon for Win7. However it leaves you in the slightly odd situation where getting to a command prompt with admin privs is easier than just opening a (non-admin) shell with "Open Command Window Here".

Opening a normal command shell needs you to hold down the shift key to get the extended right-click menu, whereas this adds an admin shell to the normal (non-shift) right click menu.

So, any chance of a tweak to either-
  1. Add the "Command Window As Administrator" option to the SHIFTED context menu.
  2. Add the normal non-admin command shell to the default context menu as we as the one with admin privs.
Thanks


colin_e
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05 Oct 2012   #17
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Colin_e,

Sure. You could use the tutorial below to have Open Command Window Here availabl without having to press and hold Shift, and just right click.

Open Command Window Here - Add or Remove Shift + Right Click

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Aug 2013   #18
PistolSlap

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm having a problem. Suppose I am in a directory (say, X:\folder1), and I want the cmd to reference this directory. When I've done this previously using some other reg key, I would right click a folder in this directory (say X:\folder1\folder2) and open the command prompt and it would open a cmd at X:\folder1.

With this reg fix, the cmd opens in X:\folder1\folder2 instead. I don't remember where I found the other key but I lost it somehow. How can I edit this code to open the cmd one directory higher than it currently is? I know that it would be an easy code fix, though, except I am not sure how to edit the key.


[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]
@="Open command window here as Administrator"
"HasLUAShield"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas\command]
@="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\runas]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\runas]
@="Open command window here as Administrator"
"HasLUAShield"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\runas\command]
@="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\runas]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\runas]
@="Open command window here as Administrator"
"HasLUAShield"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\runas\command]
@="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""


Thanks.
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06 Aug 2013   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello PistolSlap,

To "Open command window here" for a specific folder (ex: A), you would need to either press shift + right click on that folder (ex: A) OR press shift + right click on an empty area in that folder (ex: A).

If you shift + right click on a folder (ex: B) inside the specific folder (ex: A), then it would open to B and not A.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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