Command Prompt has been a helpful tool for Windows users for a long time. It allows users to perform several tasks even on a Windows 11 PC. Generally, this tool is used by professional computer users (IT experts) to execute several administrative tasks. Using this tool, you can perform administrative functions from the standard user account also. That’s why IT experts prefer to use it. No need to login into an administrative account to perform administrative tasks. Those Windows users who love to use CMD will learn several simple methods to open the Command Prompt as an administrator in Windows 11.
How to Launch Command Prompt as an administrator in Windows 11 using Shortcut keys?
Step 1. First, open the Run dialog box by pressing
Step 2. Then, in the Run box, type
How to Open Command Prompt as an administrator in Windows 11 using Windows Search?
Step 1. First, open the Windows Search. To do that, click on the
Note: Alternatively, click on the
Step 2. In the Search box, type
Step 3. When search results appear, right-click on the Command Prompt and choose
If the User Account Control dialog appears, then click on the
Once you perform the above steps, you will get access to the administrative Command Prompt.
How to Launch Command Prompt as an Administrator in Windows 11 via Desktop Shortcut?
Those Windows users who frequently open Command Prompt as an administrator can create a shortcut icon on the desktop for easy access. To do that, use the following recommended steps:-
Step 1. First, right-click on the blank space on the desktop and pick the
Step 2. After that, type
Step 3. If you wish, change the shortcut’s name in the following window or leave it as default and then click on the
Step 4. A shortcut icon of Command Prompt will be created on the desktop when you perform the above steps.
But, the problem is that, by double-clicking on its desktop icon, it will open Command Prompt without administrative privilege, and your purpose is not solved. So that, right-click on its desktop icon and select the
Step 5. In the Properties dialog, click to the
Step 6. In the next pop-up window, check the checkbox
Step 7. Finally, select
Now, whenever you double-click on its shortcut icon, Command Prompt will open with administrative privileges. If you need it, you can pin it to the Start menu or taskbar to access it quickly. To do that, right-click on the shortcut icon and select the
To pin this shortcut to the taskbar, right-click on the shortcut icon on the desktop and choose
Then, select the
That’s it. Now, you have pinned the administrative command prompt to the Start menu and Taskbar. That means whenever you need to access the elevated command prompt, you can open the same from the Start menu or Taskbar.
Next, if you prefer to access the administrator command prompt with the keyboard shortcut, right-click on its shortcut icon on the desktop and select the
After that, select the
Next, from the keyboard, press any key to create a keyboard shortcut. For instance, press the “I” key to open the administrative command prompt with “Ctrl” + “Alt” + “I.” “Ctrl” + “Alt” is added automatically to your shortcut.
Finally, click on the
That’s it. To access the command prompt with elevated rights, press the