Windows 7: Administrator Command Prompt

If you find yourself opening a Administrator command prompt often, it is useful to create a shortcut icon for that. Create a shortcut icon pointing to cmd.exe and require it to Run as Administrator. It can now be run by pressing the Win key, followed by a few letters of its name.


  • The Administrator command prompt has the word Administrator in its title. This can help distinguish from user command prompts.
  • A bright foreground or background color can be set for the Administrator command prompt to distinguish it from user command prompts.
  • A different icon can be set for this shortcut so that it can be distinguished in the taskbar and at the upper left corner of the window.
  • It is a good idea to name it something like Admin Console, so that it is easy to type it. Remember not to have cmd in its name, so that it is never confused with the default cmd.exe shortcut.

3 thoughts on “Windows 7: Administrator Command Prompt

  1. There’s an easier way, without shortcuts:
    press WIN key, type
    and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter instead of Enter


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