How to open an elevated PowerShell
Admin prompt in Windows 10

 

PowerShell

Microsoft has been offering the PowerShell command line shell to administrators since 2006. This allows them to manage their computers as well as other computers in a network.

Windows PowerShell is a Windows command line shell that’s specifically designed for system administrators. Windows PowerShell comes with an interactive prompt as well as a scripting environment. They can be used separately or together,” Microsoft explains.

However, many PowerShell commands require administrator or elevated permissions. To execute them, you will need to launch an elevated PowerShell prompt.

This guide will show you how to launch the elevated PowerShell administrator prompt.

Approach 1: Utilize Windows 10 Start Menu context menu

 

Launch PowerShell (Admin) prompt
Launch PowerShell (Admin) prompt

 

Click on the “Windows PowerShell (Admin”)” option to launch an elevated PowerShell prompt.

Windows 10 will now prompt you to confirm that you wish to grant elevated permissions to the program. At this prompt, click’Yes

UAC Prompt
UAC Prompt

 

The elevated PowerShell prompt will now be displayed. It will open with the elevated prompt. The starting directory will now be C:WindowsSystem32, and the title of the window will be “Administrator: Windows PowerShell”.

Elevated PowerShell prompt
Elevated PowerShell prompt

 

After you’re done with the prompt, click on the X to close it or type exit and hit enter.

Approach 2: Start the PowerShell from elevated command prompt

You can open a elevated command prompt by typing “powershell” and hitting enter.

PowerShell launched from an elevated command prompt
PowerShell launched from an elevated command prompt

 

This will cause the PowerShell prompt to look slightly different when launched. The background won’t be blue and it will run as a shell under regular command prompts.

To return to the elevated command prompt, type’leave‘ then press enter.

About JNS

As an IT Services provider in South Florida, we deliver more than just managed it services. We also provide business unified communications systems and services along, with cybersecurity and cloud transformation solutions.

How to open an elevated PowerShell
Admin prompt in Windows 10

 

PowerShell

Microsoft has been offering the PowerShell command line shell to administrators since 2006. This allows them to manage their computers as well as other computers in a network.

Windows PowerShell is a Windows command line shell that’s specifically designed for system administrators. Windows PowerShell comes with an interactive prompt as well as a scripting environment. They can be used separately or together,” Microsoft explains.

However, many PowerShell commands require administrator or elevated permissions. To execute them, you will need to launch an elevated PowerShell prompt.

This guide will show you how to launch the elevated PowerShell administrator prompt.

Approach 1: Utilize Windows 10 Start Menu context menu

 

Launch PowerShell (Admin) prompt
Launch PowerShell (Admin) prompt

 

Click on the “Windows PowerShell (Admin”)” option to launch an elevated PowerShell prompt.

Windows 10 will now prompt you to confirm that you wish to grant elevated permissions to the program. At this prompt, click’Yes

UAC Prompt
UAC Prompt

 

The elevated PowerShell prompt will now be displayed. It will open with the elevated prompt. The starting directory will now be C:WindowsSystem32, and the title of the window will be “Administrator: Windows PowerShell”.

Elevated PowerShell prompt
Elevated PowerShell prompt

 

After you’re done with the prompt, click on the X to close it or type exit and hit enter.

Approach 2: Start the PowerShell from elevated command prompt

You can open a elevated command prompt by typing “powershell” and hitting enter.

PowerShell launched from an elevated command prompt
PowerShell launched from an elevated command prompt

 

This will cause the PowerShell prompt to look slightly different when launched. The background won’t be blue and it will run as a shell under regular command prompts.

To return to the elevated command prompt, type’leave‘ then press enter.

About JNS

As an IT Services provider in South Florida, we deliver more than just managed it services. We also provide business unified communications systems and services along, with cybersecurity and cloud transformation solutions.

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How to open an elevated PowerShell Admin prompt in Windows 10