Microsoft Announces Sudo for Windows


The command-line tool works similarly to its Unix namesake.

Microsoft has announced Sudo for Windows as part of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26052.

According to the announcement post by Jordi Adoumie, “Sudo for Windows is a new way for users to run elevated commands directly from an unelevated console session.” 

The open source project, which can be found on GitHub, will be familiar for users “who want to elevate a command without having to first open a new elevated console.” The company says it has no plans to provide sudo support for Windows Server, however.

For more information on the functionality of Sudo for Windows, check out the documentation.



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