If you are a user of Windows 11 and you need to open the Terminal as administrator, So here is how you can achieve that. We will see four different tricks to run Windows Terminal as an administrator if you are using Windows 11.
For Windows 10, Terminal was like an optional application that users could find and download from Microsoft Store. However, in Windows 11 it was already installed. By default, if you try to run it from the Start Menu, you would open it as a normal user without administrator privilege. However, sometimes you need to open this app with administrator permission.
How do I run Windows Terminal as administrator?
You can open Windows Terminal with administrator privilege using four different methods: Start Menu, Task Manager, context menu, and Win+X menu. However, if you want to run it quickly, the Win+X menu method seems the fastest since you have only to press tow button Win+X to find the option you are looking for.
How to run Windows Terminal as administrator in Windows 11
To run Windows Terminal as an administrator when using Windows 11, just follow these simples steps:
- From Task Manager
- From Taskbar search box/Start Menu
- From Win+X menu
- Add context menu option
To learn more about these methods, continue reading.
1] From Task Manager
Task Manager allows Windows users to run any application with administrator privilege. In Windows 11, there is no big change in that specific functionality. Therefore, stay with these steps to open Windows Terminal with administrator privilege using Task Manager:
- Press Win+X to run the menu and pick Task Manager.
- Select on File > Run new task.
- Type wt.exe and tick the checkbox Create this task with administrator privilege.
- OK button.
2] From Taskbar search box/Start Menu
There are many other simple methods that you can use to open and run Windows Terminal with administrator privilege in Windows 11. You can use Start Menu to find out the application and the Taskbar search box to do the same. If you hit on the Start Menu, it shows a list of applications on your screen. Then, pick All apps button to find out all the installed applications.
From here, look for the Windows Terminal, right-click on it, and click the Run as administrator option.
As you are running this application as an administrator, you have to pick on the Yes field in the UAC prompt.
Alternatively, you can also use the Taskbar search box to search for Windows Terminal, right-click on it and click the Run as administrator option.
As usual, click the Yes option.
3] From Win+X menu
Microsoft introduced the shortcut Win+X menu a long time back in Windows 8. This additional menu includes several options and applications that you can run on your computer. Earlier, it was possible to run Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell with and without administrator permission. However, now you can run Windows Terminal from the two buttons Win+X menu with and without administrator privilege. For that, press Win+X and pick the Windows Terminal (Admin) option.
Then, you can select the Yes option in the UAC prompt.
4] Add context menu option
It is possible to use the Registry Editor to add the context menu option to run Windows Terminal as administrator. However, the only problem you will face with this method is that you need to click on the Show more options in the original right-click context menu to find out this option.
How do I open or run PowerShell and Command Prompt as administrator in Terminal?
You can follow and use the same steps to open PowerShell and Command Prompt as administrator. When you follow the aforementioned steps, Windows Terminal runs the default startup profile. However, if you change the default startup profile in Windows Terminal, it will open PowerShell or Command Prompt as administrator in Terminal.
That’s all! These are some of the methods to open Windows Terminal as administrator on Windows 11.