How to Always Run Apps as Administrator on Windows 11

When making changes to system settings or privacy settings on Windows 11 PC, you may see a UAC prompt asking you to confirm the action. That UAC prompt occurs when you attempt to do something that needs administrative rights.

In that case, you get two possibilities to run apps as an administrator on Windows 11. The first option includes right-clicking the Program and selecting Run as Administrator. The second one is to set the app/program to run as an administrator permanently.

How to Always Run Apps as Administrator on Windows 11

If you use specific programs frequently and require an administrator right, it’s most beneficial to set those programs to operate as an administrator continuously. This article will walk you through enabling the programs to always run as an Administrator in Windows 11. Let’s get started.

Open the Windows Start Menu and search for PowerShell; once it appears, right-click on it and select Open file location.

Once it opens, right-click the app shortcut and select Properties.

Next, select the “Advanced” option.

Place a checkmark in the Run as administrator option on the “Advanced” option. When done, click Ok.

That’s it! You need to repeat the same process for every Program you want to run as an Administrator.

Always Run Apps as Administrator by Modifying Compatibility Settings

To run apps as administrators, you need to adjust the Program’s compatibility settings to grant them admin rights. Let’s get started.

First, right-click on the Program you want to always run as Administrator and select properties.

Once you get to the properties page, move to the Compatibility tab. Next, check the Run this Program as an administrator and click “Apply” and then “Ok”.

That’s all. The next time you run this program, it will be launched with admin rights.

Use the Administrator Account

If you want to launch all apps with administrative privileges, you need to start operating the Administrator account. When you sign in with the Administrator account, all apps and programs will begin with administrative rights, and you won’t see the UAC prompt anymore.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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