Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Windows 8: Administrator Command Prompt Shortcut

If you do a lot of troubleshooting or system diagnostics you will end up working in the administrator command prompt often. Most people might right-click the Command Prompt shortcut icon and then select the Run as administrator option.

Other tricks for starting the command prompt in administrator mode include, from the Run... command or the Start screen you can type CMD and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter.

However, there is an easy way to modify the command prompt shortcut so always start administrator mode.

  • Right-click the Command Prompt icon shortcut and select Properties.
  • On the Shortcut tab and press the Advanced... button.
  • Check the Run as administrator checkbox and then press the OK button.
  • Press the button again.

When this shortcut is used it will start the Command Prompt with administrative permissions.

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