How to Run Command-prompt, PowerShell or Terminal always as an administrator

If you regularly make changes to your Windows 11 computer, you know that some changes require administrator privileges.

You then need to run an app or shortcut as an administrator to make changes to the system. Most people are already administrators on a Windows 11 PC and do not need to obtain permissions. However, default users must also obtain permissions every time they want to run an app by entering a password or PIN from the administrator.

Suppose you are already an administrator and regularly change something on your PC, for example, via the Command Prompt, PowerShell, or Terminal. In that case, it can help run these tools as an administrator by default. With this change, you don’t have to run the app as an administrator all the time by right-clicking on it and choosing “Run as administrator”.

How to Run Command-prompt, PowerShell, or Terminal always as an administrator

Right-click on the Start button. In the menu, click Windows Terminal (Terminal).

Click on the down arrow in the menu and click on “Settings”.

Terminal Settings

Always run Command Prompt as administrator

On the left side, click “Command prompt” check the option “Run this profile as Administrator” and click “Save”.

Always run command prompt as administrator

Always run Windows PowerShell as administrator

On the left side, click “Windows PowerShell” toggle the “Run this profile as Administrator” option and click “Save”.

Always run powershell as administrator

Always run Terminal as administrator

On the left side, click “Defaults” toggle the “Run this profile as Administrator” option and click “Save”.

Always run Terminal as administrator

I hope to have helped you with this. Thanks for reading!

Learn more: learn how to run an app as another user in Windows 11.

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