07/20/2024

Running Windows Terminal as an admin

Windows Terminal is a great tool. But if you are working with a commandline, quite often you need admin rights. So just elevate the terminal? That’s easy if your account is a local admin. But what if you work with two different accounts one for day to day business and the other one for whatever the admin has to do? When you try to start the terminal with run as an admin and then enter some other credentials you will get an error that the application was not found.

Well the solution is to install the terminal as the other user before you try to run it. So just logon as your admin user to your computer, install terminal from the windows store, logon again as your regular user and you will be able to run windows terminal as an admin.