How to Check if a Process is Running as Administrator in Windows 10

Process is Running as Admin Windows 10

In this post, you will see how to check if a Process is Running as Administrator in Windows 10. There are certain processes that need to run with administrative rights or elevated privileges to perform the tasks. If you will try to run such apps or processes without admin rights, it may display an error message Access Denied, No Permission, or consent prompt with User Account Control (UAC) to use the full administrator access. To optimize the error if you will get to know about which apps or process needs to have Administrative rights that would be easy to properly execute.

Check if a Process is Running as Administrator

Lets follow the below steps to see if Process is Running as Administrator (elevated) in Windows 10.

  • In Windows 10, Open Task Manager and click More details to expand the information displayed.
How to Check if a Process is Running as Administrator in Windows 10
How to Check if a Process is Running as Administrator in Windows 10
  • Click on the Details tab. To add the Elevated, UAC virtualizationRight click on a column detail name, and click on Select columns.
How to Check if a Process is Running as Administrator in Windows 10
How to Check if a Process is Running as Administrator in Windows 10
  • Scroll down and Check the Elevated, UAC virtualization box, and click on OK.
How to Check if a Process is Running as Administrator in Windows 10
How to Check if a Process is Running as Administrator in Windows 10
  • In the Task Manager from all the running processes you can see easily see which process is launched with admin rights/elevated privileges in Elevated, UAC virtualization column.

In Elevated column, you will get two results Yes or No. Yes indicates particular process is running with elevated privileges. No indicates particular process is not running with admin rights

In UAC Virtualization column, you will get any one of the following results –

Not allowed – Running as administrator (elevated).
Enabled – Subject to UAC virtualization.
Disabled – Not subject to UAC virtualization.
How to Check if a Process is Running as Administrator in Windows 10
How to Check if a Process is Running as Administrator in Windows 10

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