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Tips & Tricks #1 – UAC: Shortcut key using mouse and/or keyboard - Windows Server blog by Kurt Roggen [BE]
donderdag 12 november 2009 10:22 Kurt Roggen

Tips & Tricks #1 – UAC: Shortcut key using mouse and/or keyboard

There is an easy way to gain access to your administrative rights (read: admin token) with a keyboard shortcut. To provoke the UAC Consent or Credential Prompt - to elevate your selected application - press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.  This avoids the typical right-click “Run as Administrator” action.

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There is also an easy way to gain access to your administrative rights (read: admin token) with a mouse shortcut.  To provoke the UAC Consent or Credential Prompt - to elevate your selected application – press Ctrl-Shift+left mouse click.  So, when you do Ctrl+Shift on a taskbar icon, or a start menu item, you've launched it with appropriate administrative rights using your admin token.

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