Task Manager is a default application by Windows that allows you to have a look at the System Performance and active Background Processes, while it also lets you enable or disable programs, and more. Task Manager is known to control many different major operations and hence, it automatically limits the standard users (as a security step) to perform specific actions as an administrator. For instance, you may see messages like “Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator” or “Access denied” when trying to perform certain tasks without admin rights. In such cases, you can set the standard account to be able to run Task Manager with admin rights. Let’s see how.
Method 1: By Opening Task Manager From Windows Search Bar
Step 1: Go to Start and type Task Manager in the Windows Search Bar.
Step 2: Now, right-click on the result (Task Manager) and select Run as administrator.
When you see the UAC (User Account Control) prompt asking for the password, click Yes to open Task Manager with admin rights.
Method 2: By Opening Task Manager in Admin Mode Using Command Prompt (Admin)
Step 1: Press the Win + R shortcut keys together on your keyboard to open the Run command.
Step 2: In the Run command window, type cmd in the search box and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open Command Prompt in elevated mode.
Step 3: In the Command Prompt (admin) window, type taskmgr and hit Enter.
This will open Task Manager in administrator mode.
Method 3: By Creating a Task Manager Shortcut on Desktop
Step 1: Go to your Desktop, right-click on it, select New and then Shortcut.
Step 2: Now, in the Create Shortcut window, under Type the location of the item section, type the below path:
Click on Next to continue.
Step 3: Name the Task Manager shortcut as you want and press the Finish button.
Step 4: Now, go to desktop and right-click on the Task Manager shortcut you just created.
Select Run as administrator from the right-click menu.
Now, click Yes in the UAC prompt to open the Task Manager with administrative rights.