System Enable or Disable Sudo Command in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Sudo command for all users in Windows 11.

Starting with Windows 11 build 26052 (Canary and Dev), Sudo for Windows provides a new way for users to run elevated commands directly from an unelevated console session. It is an ergonomic and familiar solution for users who want to elevate a command without having to first open a new elevated console.

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You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable the Sudo command.



Contents



EXAMPLE: Sudo for Windows





Option One

Enable or Disable Sudo Command in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on For developers on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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3 Do step 4 (enable/configure) or step 5 (disable) below for what you want.

4 Enable or Configure Sudo Command

A) Turn On Enable sudo. (see screenshot below)​

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B) Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)​

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C) Select In a new window (default), With input disabled, or Inline for what you want in the Configure how sudo runs applications drop menu. (see screenshot below)​

sudo_command-5.png

D) Go to step 6.​

5 Disable Sudo Command

This is the default setting.


A) Turn Off Enable sudo, and go to step 6. (see screenshot below)​

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6 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Enable or Disable Sudo Command using Command


1 Open Windows Terminal (Admin), and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below you want to use into Windows Terminal (Admin), and press Enter.

Enable Sudo command and run apps "In a new window"
sudo config --enable forceNewWindow

OR

Enable Sudo command and run apps "With input disabled"
sudo config --enable disableInput

OR

Enable Sudo command and run apps "Inline"
sudo config --enable normal

OR

Disable Sudo command (default)
sudo config --enable disable




Option Three

Enable or Disable Sudo Command using REG file


1 Do step 2 (enable - new window), step 3 (enable - input disabled), step 4 (enable - inline), or step 5 (disable) below for what you want.


 2. Enable Sudo command and run apps "In a new window"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.​

Enable_sudo_in_a_new_window.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Sudo]
"Enabled"=dword:00000001


 3. Enable Sudo command and run apps "With input disabled"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.​

Enable_sudo_with_input_disabled.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Sudo]
"Enabled"=dword:00000002


 4. Enable Sudo command and run apps "Inline"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.​

Enable_sudo_inline.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Sudo]
"Enabled"=dword:00000003


 5. Disable Sudo command

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.​

Disable_sudo.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Sudo]
"Enabled"=dword:00000000

6 Save the REG file to your desktop.

7 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

8 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

9 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink
 

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lol
sudo su anyone :lmao:
 

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