How do you run as Administrator?

Apr 9, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Your help suggests to run as adminstrator you must run Windows Explorer as Administrator, I cannot a way on Windows to make Windows Explorer run as Administrator, i have enabled the "Run as Administrator" checkbox on the shortcut but even though it asks my permission to elevate permissions this has no effect?




Apr 9, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Hi Richard,

I hope this can answer your question:

"In Win7 we now block launching Explorer in another context. You may have to install a file manager application to do this trick"

Apr 9, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Use my trick here to run the Explorer under Vista/7 with admin rights:

Feb 26, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I created a work item for this issue here:

Feb 27, 2012 at 6:36 AM

ChangeSet #65415: Added "Run as administrator" to context menu to run an elevated instance of msbuild when building a target