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Windows 7: Simple trick for opening Elevated Command Prompt

18 Mar 2011   #1
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 
Simple trick for opening Elevated Command Prompt

Hi,

Not sure if this has already been posted, or covered in a tutorial, but this is a little trick I discovered to open an elevated command prompt, without having to create a special shorctcut. I find this quite useful.

Steps:

1. Click Start Orb, and in the search box type cmd
2. Right-click cmd, and then choose Pin to Taskbar

Now, whenever you wish to open an elevated command prompt, hold down CTRL+SHIFT and the click the cmd icon on the Taskbar. Click Yes on the UAC panel, and an elevated command prompt window is then opened.

Regards,
Golden


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18 Mar 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I went one step further. I checked the box " run as admin" in the cmd Properties > Advanced. Then I applied this Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create Now my cmd sits in the taskbar and never bothers me with UAC prompts when I launch it.
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18 Mar 2011   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Ah very nice. Thanks Wolfgang. I should have known Brink would have covered it somewhere
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18 Mar 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Ah very nice. Thanks Wolfgang. I should have known Brink would have covered it somewhere
Yeah, he is always ahead of us. But since I hate the little black cmd window, I made this short video tutorial (long time ago) to make a nicer setup:
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