Control panel shows links to various configuration utilities, which are handy for administrators for computer maintenance. Run command to open control panel is ‘control’.
There are a few ways to 'hack' it to be able to do this, but a better solution is if you know why the program needs administator access you might be able to make it so it does not need it anymore. For example if it needs to write to a folder that only administrators can write to then changing the permissions on that single folder to allow non-administrators write ccess. When executing command lines, it is usually necessarry to run them as administrator. You simply do this in: Win XP: run field - type cmd and press Ctrl, Shift and enter then you start cmd as administrator. In Windows 7: search programs and files field - type cmd and press Ctrl, Shift and enter then you start cmd as administrator.
Open control panel from Run
You can follow the below steps to open control panel from Run window.
- Open Run window from Start menu. Alternatively, you can press the shortcut key combinations
- Type in
controland press enter.
This works on all Windows editions – Windows 7, Windows 7 and Server 2008, Server 2012 editions.
Run Control panel as administrator
We can use
runas command to launch any program with a different user credentials. If you need to run control panel with administrator privileges, use the below command. We can run this either from Run window or from command prompt. In both the cases you would be prompted for administrator’s password.
Run Cmd As Administrator Win Xp
It opens up control panel window after printing the above message.