Apps Open Elevated Windows Terminal as Administrator in Windows 11


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Windows Terminal is included by default in Windows 11.

The Windows Terminal is a modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL. Its main features include multiple tabs, panes, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, a GPU accelerated text rendering engine, and custom themes, styles, and configurations.

See also: An overview on Windows Terminal

This tutorial will show you different ways to open an elevated Windows Terminal to Run as Administrator in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Win+X Quick Link Menu
  • Option Two: Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Start Menu
  • Option Three: Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Search
  • Option Four: Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Task Manager
  • Option Five: Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Run


EXAMPLE: Windows Terminal (Admin)

You can select which shell to open in Windows Terminal (Admin).


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Option One

Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Win+X Quick Link Menu


Starting with Windows 11 build 22579, Windows Terminal and Windows Terminal (Admin) in the Win+X menu has been replaced by Windows PowerShell and Windows PowerShell (Admin). If you have Windows Terminal installed and would like Windows PowerShell to open in Windows Terminal, set Windows Terminal as your default terminal app.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22593, if Windows Terminal is installed the Win+X menu will include an entry for Terminal, and in cases where Windows Terminal is uninstalled it will display Windows PowerShell.


1 Open the Win+X Quick Link menu. (see screenshot below)

2 Click/tap on Windows Terminal (Admin).

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Option Two

Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Start Menu


Starting with Windows 11 build 22572, Windows Terminal is now called Terminal under Start.


1 Open the Start menu, and click/tap on All apps. (see screenshot below)

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2 Right click or press and hold on Windows Terminal. (see screenshot below)

3 Click/tap on More.

4 Click/tap on Run as administrator.

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Option Three

Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Search


1 Open Windows Search (Win+S). (see screenshots below)

2 Type Windows Terminal into the Search box.

3 Click/tap on the expand arrow for Windows Terminal

4 Click/tap on Run as administrator.

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Option Four

Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Task Manager


1 Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc).

2 Click/tap on File on the menu bar, and click/tap on Run new task. (see screenshot below)

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3 Type wt into the "Create new task" dialog. (see screenshot below)

4 Check Create this task with administrative privileges.

5 Click/tap on OK.

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Option Five

Open Windows Terminal (Admin) from Run


1 Open Run (Win+R). (see screenshot below)

2 Type wt into Run..

3 Press the Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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In addition, you can also set a default shell if desired.


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