Open Control Panel as a Local Admin on Windows 8

Hi there

Does anybody knows a way I can open Control Panel or Device Manager etc on Windows 8 as a Local Admin or a Domain Admin.

I hate Windows 8

Thanks
Mustafa OsmanMDAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

McKnifeCommented:
Hi.

Whenever elevation is needed, an UAC prompt will appear. What is your problem with that, I don't understand it.
0
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
If you hate windows 8 then you would hate everything vista onward as per UAC.  Standard users aren's supposed to screw around with their machines, they are there to perform a task. Administrators task is to do the screwing around.
0
Mustafa OsmanMDAuthor Commented:
When I try to install something all what I get is access denied or you do not have privilege etc. and an OK/Cancel button that is all does not prompt me to enter anything
0
Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Are you the local administrator?  Or are you a Standard User?

Do you recognize the User Access Control (UAC) Prompt?  It should ask you to Authenticate and if you know the local admin credentials, it should work.

I wonder if someone has played around with the operating system security on this machine.
0
Mustafa OsmanMDAuthor Commented:
OK I will check

But how do I open Control Panel as an admin to change hardware settings or something.

Thanks
0
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
First I would like you to answer the question:  "Are you the local administrator?"

Second, for Control Panel, go to the Desktop, right click on the Desktop, select Personalize and then select the Change Desktop Icons link. Add Control Panel to the Desktop. It works fine from there.
0
Lior KarasentiCommented:
You can launch CMD with different user credentials (local\domain admin)
and start control panel or another programs you want from there

for Control panel for example you need to type 'control' in your elevated CMD

here is list of windows command that available:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/commandlinereference/a/run-commands-windows-8.htm

you can also right click on the file that you want to install with the 'SHIFT' key pressed and choose 'Run as Different user'
and then give the local/domain admin password
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
McKnifeCommented:
Sorry, but why would anyone want to use it that way? Control panel items that need higher privileges than you have will trigger elevation, that's what the UAC is all about. In my eyes, the method described is unnecessary.
0
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Question: Open Control Panel as a Local Admin on Windows 8?

Answer selected: Use a different user name  does not relate.

Also questions we asked to help assist were never answered.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows 8

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.