Win11 Can't start Device Manager as Administrator in Win+x menu, can in Win10


radsdau

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Win+x opens the Power User Menu, of which Device Manager can be accessed.
  • In Win10, if you hold Ctrl+Shift when you click Device manager, it starts as Administrator.
  • In Win11, Ctrl-Shift doesn't work, and you can't run as Administrator.
Workaround: To run Device Manager as Administrator, either:
  • Start an elevated command prompt (Win+R, cmd, Ctrl-Shift-Enter), then run devmgmt.msc
  • Start directly (Win+R, devmgmt.msc, Ctrl-Shift-Enter)

It is a massive issue for us because all our client machine logins are now mandated to be 'Standard' (non-Administrator) users, and we still need to be able to do Admin tasks easily.

This is a major productivity killer. Is it intentional, and if so why, and can it be overridden?


Thanks.
 
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Hi,
Standard user accounts would always get a UAC popup to enter an admin password to continue for any admin changes
So this doesn't happen ?
Ctrl+shift to run as admin isn't much of a barrier on a standard account is it lol might be best it was removed :think:
 

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radsdau

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Ctrl+shift to run as admin isn't much of a barrier on a standard account is it lol might be best it was removed :think:
If you need to enter an Admin password, then it's as good as being logged in as an Admin user, but far more convenient.
Imagine administering a *nix system without being able to use 'sudo'.
 

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If you need to enter an Admin password, then it's as good as being logged in as an Admin user, but far more convenient.
Imagine administering a *nix system without being able to use 'sudo'.
Hi,
Sudo is pretty lame seeing no matter what you sudo or sudo su next process is, yeah enter a password even to install updates lol

Linux is a bad example for your case.
 

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That sudo stuff is one of the main reasons why I hate Linux. Too much winds up having to be done from a command line interface. I'd have stuck with DOS if I wanted that.
 

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