Shipped in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26052. https://www.tiraniddo.dev/2024/02/sudo-on-windows-quick-rundown.html claims it has a big security problem that makes the program accept calls to elevate from anywhere once first run

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  1. The security problem has been internally fixed and will be available in the next release
  2. It’s not just an alias for ‘runas’. It seems to be able to configurably block user input for sudo’d commands, retain the existing environment, ditch it and open a new window, and remember that you’ve sudo’d in the last minute or so.
  3. It brings up UAC instead of having you input the password
  • @[email protected]
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    4 months ago

    Ok, so yea just a “better” version of runas. I can see it being a bit easier when you just need to do the one thing as admin, but overall just opening an admin windows is still going to be the best way.

    I really think the security issues makes it not worth enabling.

    • @w2tpmf
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      4 months ago

      Yep. It’s basically an alias for:

      runas /user:administrator
      

      If you want to open a new command line window with admin privs you can always do:

      runas /user: administrator CMD.exe
      

      Which is of course on Linux this would kinda be like running:

      sudo su
      
      • AatubeOP
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        74 months ago

        It’s not just an alias. It seems to be able to configurably block user input for sudo’d commands, retain the existing environment, ditch it and open a new window, and remember that you’ve sudo’d in the last minute or so.