Start a Command Prompt as an Administrator
Applies To: Windows Server 2012
This topic describes how to open a command prompt with full administrator permissions. If your user account is a member of the Administrators group, but is not the Administrator account itself, then, by default, the programs that you run only have standard user permissions. You must explicitly specify that you require the use of your administrative permissions by using one of the procedures in this topic.
To complete these procedures, you must be a member of the Administrators group.
To start a command prompt as an administrator
- Right-click the Start charm, and then click Command Prompt (Admin).
To start a command prompt as an administrator (alternative method)
Click the Start charm.
Type cmd, right-click the Command Prompt tile, and then click Run as administrator.