Windows 10: Set Desktop Shortcuts to Run As Administrator (.urls)

Discus and support Set Desktop Shortcuts to Run As Administrator (.urls) in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; So long story short I've created a brand new install of Windows 10 and created a local Administrator account called Pete. I placed a bunch of standard... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by FrenziedMuffin, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Set Desktop Shortcuts to Run As Administrator (.urls)


    So long story short I've created a brand new install of Windows 10 and created a local Administrator account called Pete. I placed a bunch of standard .url shortcuts on the desktop that open in IE11. My problem is that some of these sites need need iexplore.exe to Run As Administrator otherwise they do not work correctly. How do I setup these shortcuts to always Run As Administrator for IE11?

    I was able to get IE11 to always run as Administrator from the taskbar by going to %appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar and setting the shortcut there to Run as Administrator.

    If I go to C:\Program Files(x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe there is no way to set it to always Run as Administrator.

    How do I do this now on Win10?

    :)
     
    FrenziedMuffin, Jun 26, 2016
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  2. DaveM121 Win User

    command prompt

    Hi Scott,

    Right click your Desktop, choose New - Shortcut

    Set cmd.exe as the location and click Next

    Set Command as the name and click Finish

    Right click the new Shortcut and choose Properies

    Click Advanced and check the box marked 'Run As Administrator'

    Click OK and OK

    Double click this shortcut to run Command Prompt as Administrator
     
    DaveM121, Jun 26, 2016
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  3. DaveM121 Win User
    Command Prompt

    Hi Ajay,

    Right click your Desktop, choose new Shortcut

    Set location to cmd.exe

    Click next and set name to Command

    Click Finish

    Right click the Shortcut and choose properties

    On the resulting dialog, click the' Advanced' button

    Check the box marked 'Run as Administrator'

    Click OK, Apply and OK

    That shortcut should then run Command Prompt as Administrator . . .
     
    DaveM121, Jun 26, 2016
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  4. Ztruker Win User

    Set Desktop Shortcuts to Run As Administrator (.urls)

    Do as you did before.

    Go to %appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar, right click on Internet Explorer.
    On the Shortcut tab, click on the Advanced button.
    Check Run as Administrator.

    I'm really curious though, why do you need IE to run as administrator. That seems like an invitation to disaster.
     
    Ztruker, Jun 27, 2016
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  5. bro67 Win User
    Internet Explorer is being eliminated, so everything should be opening in the Edge browser. When you get the warning about needing to elevate privileges. That is warning you to make sure that is the action you want to do. Also saving Favorites on the Desktop, is going to cause the OS to consider them not as privileged. The last thing is that you are not creating per say an Administrator account with Windows 10. You are just creating a User account with limited elevated privilege.
     
    bro67, Apr 4, 2018
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