Are you a regular user of Command Prompt Windows utility tool? Do you wish to create a shortcut to launch command prompt with admin rights? If yes is your answer, then you landed on the right page. In this tutorial, I am going to explain how to create a keyboard shortcut to run the command prompt with admin rights.
By default when you launch command prompt on Windows, it will run on the user mode. If you wish to run the command prompt as an administrator, then you need to right-click on the cmd file and select Run As Administrator each time. To make this task simpler, here is a workaround. Let us discuss the steps in detail.
Steps To Create A Keyboard Shortcut To Run Command Prompt With Admin Rights:
Step 1: To get started, first you need to create a Shortcut. Right-click on your Desktop and select New -> Shortcut from the context menu.
Step 2: This will now open the Create Shortcut Wizard as shown below. Enter the location given below in the Type the location text box and click Next.
Step 3: In the next screen, enter a name for the Shortcut and click Finish. Now the shortcut is created on your desktop.
Step 4: Now right-click on the shortcut created and select Properties from the context menu.
Step 5: In the Properties window, navigate to Shortcut tab, and click on the Advanced button to open the Advanced settings.
Step 6: Check the Run as administrator check box in the Advanced Properties window and click Ok.
Step 7: Type your desired key in the Shortcut Key text box to create a Keyboard Shortcut (by default the key will be prefixed with Ctrl + Alt). Once done click on “Apply” and finally click on “OK.”
That’s it. You have now successfully created a keyboard shortcut to launch command prompt window as an administrator. From now onwards whenever you press the shortcut key, your command prompt will open up with elevated rights.
If you encounter any issues while following this tutorial, do let me know using the comments section below.