Process Explorer is a powerful tool that can help administrators manage processes and resources on their Windows machines. It can easily be used to view detailed information about running processes, the resources they are using, and to identify potential performance issues. While Process Explorer can be useful for any user, it is especially useful for IT administrators who need to manage and monitor the health of their systems.
Unfortunately, Process Explorer must be run as an administrator to access certain features. This can be a bit of a hassle, as it requires the user to manually launch the program with administrator privileges each time they want to use it. The good news is that it is possible to configure Process Explorer to always run as an administrator.
The first step is to download the latest version of Process Explorer from Microsoft. Once the download is complete, right-click on the executable and select “Run as administrator”. This will launch the program with full administrative privileges.
Once Process Explorer is open, click on the “Options” menu and select “Run as administrator”. This will configure Process Explorer to always run as an administrator. It is important to note that this setting only applies to the current user. If another user logs in, they will need to configure the setting again.
The next step is to set up a shortcut for Process Explorer. Right-click on the desktop and select “New” and then “Shortcut”. In the “Create Shortcut” window, enter the path to the Process Explorer executable. The path can be found in the “Program Files” folder.
Once the path is entered, click “Next” and then enter a name for the shortcut. It is important to note that the name should not include any spaces or special characters. Finally, click “Finish” to create the shortcut.
Now that the shortcut has been created, right-click on it and select “Properties”. In the “Shortcut” tab, click on the “Advanced” button and check “Run as administrator”. This will configure the shortcut to always launch Process Explorer as an administrator.
Finally, it is important to note that Process Explorer must be run as an administrator to access certain features. If the user attempts to access a feature that requires administrative privileges, they will need to launch the program as an administrator first.
By following the steps outlined above, IT administrators can easily configure Process Explorer to always run as an administrator. This will ensure that they always have access to the features they need to properly manage and monitor their systems.