How to Run Task Manager as Administrator in Windows 10 / 11

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.


Start Windows Search Bar Task Manager



Step 2: Now, right-click on the result (Task Manager) and select Run as administrator.



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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 keys together from the keyboard to open Command Prompt in elevated mode.


Run Command Search Cmd Enter


Step 3: In the Command Prompt (admin) window, type taskmgr and hit Enter.


Command Prompt (admin) Run Command Taskmgr 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.


Desktop Right Click New 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.


Create Shortcut Type The Location Of The Item Paste The Path Next


Step 3: Name the Task Manager shortcut as you want and press the Finish button.


Type A Name For This Shortcut Name The Taskmanager Shortcut Finish


Step 4: Now, go to desktop and right-click on the Task Manager shortcut you just created and click on properties.

Step 5 – Click on Shortcut Tab and then click advanced

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Step 6 – Now, select Run as administrator and click OK.

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Now, every time you will click on this shortcut , this will open with elevated priviledges.

Method 4 – By using run command box

1 – Open RUN by hitting Windows and R key together from the keyboard.

2 -Now, copy and paste the following path given below in the run command box.

runas /user:Admin taskmgr


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3 -Click OK

This will open Task manager as administrator.