How to Always Run Apps as Administrator on Windows 11

Administrator permission is something users need while unlocking Windows 11 or changing key privacy settings on Windows 11. Basically you need administrator privilege in command line tools , programs, utilities, and other software to make system-level changes. So, to save your time and hassle, we bring you a detailed guide on how to always run apps as administrator on Windows 11. This will let you easily open programs with administrator permission by default on Windows 11. On that note, let’s move on to the guide.

Run apps as administrator by default on Windows 11 (2022)

We’ve added four different methods to run apps as an administrator by default on Windows 11. You can expand the table below and jump to whatever method you think is appropriate.

Modify advanced properties to run applications with administrator privileges

To always run apps as an administrator on Windows 11, you need to go to the program’s advanced property and make changes there. You must do this for each program to which you want to have administrator access by default. Here’s how.

1. Press the Windows key and enter the name of the program you always want to run as an administrator. For example, I typed “command prompt”. Now click on “Open File Location” in the right pane.

Always run apps as administrator on Windows 11 (2022)

2. Next, right click on its shortcut and open “Properties“.

Always run apps as administrator on Windows 11 (2022)

3. Now click on “Advancedunder the “Shortcut” tab.

Always run apps as administrator on Windows 11 (2022)

4. Here, activate the checkbox for “Run as administrator” and click “OK”. This will ensure that the command prompt (or whatever program you have chosen) will always open with administrator privileges.

Always run apps as administrator on Windows 11 (2022)

5. Repeat this process for all applications you want to run as administrator by default on Windows 11.

Run an application as administrator with a keyboard shortcut

If you don’t want to change advanced properties for each program, here’s a nifty Windows 11 keyboard shortcut that lets you quickly open programs with administrator privileges.

Run an application as administrator with a keyboard shortcut

Hurry “Ctrl+Shift” on the keyboard and click on the program you want to run from the taskbar or start menu. This shortcut will force the application to start with administrator access. You can also open programs from the Run window by pressing “Ctrl + Shift + Enter”. How cool is that? So go ahead and try this hotkey to always run apps as administrator on Windows 11.

Run apps with admin permission in compatibility mode

While Compatibility Mode allows you to run much older apps on Windows 11 and 10, there is another compatibility mode utility. It allows you to always open programs with administrator privileges. This can be useful for standalone apps that don’t require installation and don’t come with a shortcut. If the 1st method didn’t work for you, this will definitely help.

1. Right click on the program and open “Properties“.

Run apps with admin permission in compatibility mode

2. Then go to the “Compatibilitytab. Here, check the box “Run this program as an administrator”. Now click OK, and you are done. From now on, the program will always run as an administrator on Windows 11.

Run apps with admin permission in compatibility mode

Always open PowerShell as Administrator on Windows 11

PowerShell is one of the frequent applications that users open as an administrator on Windows 11. And to save time, PowerShell offers a native setting that allows you to always open the command line tool with elevated permission. That said, the in-app parameter is available under Windows Terminal Preview (version 1.13 or later), which is set to become the default command-line tool on Windows 11. I would suggest that if you’re using PowerShell, open it via windows terminal preview as it also supports various customization features. That said, here’s how to toggle the important setting to open Powershell with admin privileges.

1. Press the Windows key and type “Terminal“. Click to open it.

Always open PowerShell as Administrator on Windows 11

2. Next, click the down arrow icon and open “Settings“.

Always open PowerShell as Administrator on Windows 11

3. Here, switch to the “Windows PowerShell” tab on the left sidebar and enable the “Run this profile as administrator” switch to the right pane.

Always open PowerShell as Administrator on Windows 11

4. Finally, click on “Save“, and you are done. Now whenever you open PowerShell in Windows Terminal, it will open with administrator privileges on Windows 11.

Always open PowerShell as Administrator on Windows 11

Raise administrator privilege on Windows 11 by default

So those are the four methods that allow you to always run apps as administrator on Windows 11. I generally prefer the nifty shortcut, but if you regularly use a program with administrator access, go ahead and change the advanced properties of that program. It will save you a lot of time and hassle. Anyway, it all comes from us. If you want to repair disk errors on Windows 11, follow our guide and find a suitable solution. And if you are having memory issues on Windows 11, such as high RAM usage, memory leak, etc., our tutorial will surely help you to get rid of these issues. Finally, if you have any questions, let us know in the comments section below.