Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Like the question says.... I'm running Server 2008 R2 but ways to find out for other versions of Windows are welcome as well.

share|improve this question
up vote 3 down vote accepted

The easiest way is to use Task Manager and go to the Processes tab and then look at the User Name column. Just make sure you tick the Show processes from all users checkbox in the bottom left hand corner. (Or first click the UAC prompt in the same place). alt text

share|improve this answer
But when using a desktop version of Windows, how would one tell if they app is running elevated or not? – paradroid Oct 31 '10 at 16:12
All versions of Windows have Task Manager. Hit CTL-ESC. – surfasb Feb 15 '11 at 12:25
@Surfasb - Control + Escape combination brings up the start menu - I think since XP. – William Hilsum Feb 15 '11 at 13:07

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.