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    See if Process is Running as Administrator (elevated) in Windows 10

    See if Process is Running as Administrator (elevated) in Windows 10

    How to See if Process is Running as Administrator (elevated) in Windows 10
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    31 Mar 2017
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    How to See if Process is Running as Administrator (elevated) in Windows 10

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    Some legitimate applications require a full administrator access token (elevated) to perform their functions or tasks. For example, when a program that you are trying to run is giving you a Access Denied or No Permission type error.

    The User Account Control (UAC) message is displayed to request consent or credentials to allow an application to use the full administrator access token in any of the following circumstances:
    • The application developer marked the application to require an administrator access token. This is done by using a development technique known as an embedded manifest.
    • UAC detected that the application is an installer or setup application. (Automatic detection can be disabled by using Group Policy.)
    • Microsoft analyzed the application and provided an application compatibility shim. A shim is a small amount of extra code provided by Microsoft that supports certain non-Microsoft applications.
    • An administrator configured the application compatibility settings on the application's Program Properties page.
    • An interactive user right-clicked the application and then clicked Run as administrator to start the application.


    This tutorial will show you how to determine if an app or process is running as administrator (elevated) or not in Windows 10.




    Here's How:

    1. Open Task Manager in more details view.

    2. Click/tap on the Details tab, right click on the column header bar, and click/tap on Select columns. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Check the Elevated and UAC virtualization box, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    4. You can now look in the Elevated column to see if it says Yes or No for running as administrator (elevated). (see screenshot below)

    5. You can also look in the UAC virtualization column to see if a process (ex: regedit.exe) in the Name column is running elevated or not. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    Not allowed = Running as administrator (elevated).

    Enabled = Subject to UAC virtualization.

    Disabled = Not subject to UAC virtualization.


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    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 2,278
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       18 Oct 2015 #1

    Nice guide. The alternative is to install a better task manager, it will show it in color and in details.

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  2. Posts : 20,744
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       18 Oct 2015 #2

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  3.    24 Jul 2016 #3

    Running regedit Elevated


    Purchased laptop from Dell 12/2015 and set up all my admin settings, but now I'm noticing changes from Dell's reimage changed those settings. How do you change regedit to run elevated if your already logged in as Admin.? I can run command prompt Elevated with noticing restrictions after reimaged with latest build from Dell, Hoping Anniversary build fixes.



    Win10 Pro x64 Inspiron 3542 latest build Dell reimaged May 2016 OEM
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  4. Posts : 20,744
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       24 Jul 2016 #4

    Hello hpmini, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Regedit should run as administrator by default when you open Registry Editor while signed in to an administrator account.

    Run as Administrator in Windows 10
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  5.    24 Jul 2016 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello hpmini, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Regedit should run as administrator by default when you open Registry Editor while signed in to an administrator account.

    Run as Administrator in Windows 10
    I will check again by using Win + R regedit. In Win 7 used regedit.exe.
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  6.    29 Jan 2017 #6

    What is meant No in elevated and Not Allowed in UAC Visualization
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  7. Posts : 20,744
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       29 Jan 2017 #7

    Hello @SmartManoj, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    "No" means that the program is not running elevated (run as administrator), and "Not allowed" means you will not get a UAC prompt for it.
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