If you are using Windows 11 and want to open Windows Terminal as administrator, here is how you can do that. Here are four different methods to run or open Windows Terminal as an administrator in Windows 11.
In Windows 10, Windows Terminal was an optional app that users could download from Microsoft Store. However, it comes as a pre-installed app in Windows 11. By default, if you try to open it from Start Menu or context menu, you would open it without administrator privilege. However, there could be times when you want to open this app with administrator permission.
How do I run Windows Terminal as administrator?
You can open and run Windows Terminal as an administrator using four different methods: Start Menu, Win+X menu, Task Manager, and context menu. However, if you want to open it quickly, the Win+X menu method seems handy since you have to press Win+X to find the option you are looking for.
How to open Windows Terminal as administrator in Windows 11
To open Windows Terminal as an administrator in Windows 11, follow these steps:
- From Win+X menu
- From Start Menu/Taskbar search box
- From Task Manager
- Add context menu option
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
1] From Win+X menu
Microsoft introduced Win+X menu a long time back in Windows 8. This additional menu includes several options and apps that you can open on your computer. Earlier, it was possible to open Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell with and without administrator permission. However, now you can open Windows Terminal from the Win+X menu with and without administrator privilege. For that, press Win+X and select the Windows Terminal (Admin) option.
Then, you can select the Yes option in the UAC prompt.
2] From Start Menu/Taskbar search box
It is yet another simple method that you can use to open Windows Terminal as an administrator in Windows 11. You can use Start Menu to find out the app and the Taskbar search box to do the same. If you click on the Start Menu, it displays a list of apps on your screen. Then, click on the All apps button to find out all the installed apps.
From here, find out the Windows Terminal, right-click on it, and select the Run as administrator option.
As you are opening this app as an administrator, you have to click on the Yes option in the UAC prompt.
Alternatively, you can use the Taskbar search box to find out Windows Terminal, right-click on it and select the Run as administrator option.
As usual, click the Yes option.
Read: What is Windows PowerShell, PowerShell, Azure Cloud Shell, Command Prompt in Windows Terminal.
3] From Task Manager
Task Manager allows users to open any app with administrator permission. In Windows 11, there is no change in that functionality. Therefore, follow these steps to open Windows Terminal as administrator using Task Manager:
- Press Win+X to open the menu and select Task Manager.
- Click on File > Run new task.
- Type wt.exe and tick the Create this task with administrator privilege checkbox.
- Click the OK button.
4] Add context menu option
It is possible to use the Registry Editor to add the context menu option to open Windows Terminal as administrator. However, the only problem with this method is that you have to click on the Show more options in the original right-click context menu to find out this option.
Here is the detailed guide you can follow to add and open Windows Terminal with administrator privilege from the context menu.
How do I open PowerShell and Command Prompt as administrator in Terminal?
You can follow the same method to open PowerShell and Command Prompt as administrator. When you follow the aforementioned methods, Windows Terminal opens 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.