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Always run Exchange Management Shell as administrator

It’s easier to always run Exchange Management Shell as administrator. Do you use the Exchange Management Shell (EMS) once in a while, or do you use it daily? It is known that you can’t run all the commands you enter in EMS. That’s because you need administrator privileges. If you right-click EMS and click run as administrator it will work. In this article, you will learn how to always run EMS as administrator.

Always run Exchange Management Shell as administrator

Step 1. Click the start menu and search for Exchange Management Shell.

Step 2. Right-click Exchange Management Shell and click Open file location.

Search Exchange Management Shell

Step 3. Right-click Exchange Management Shell shortcut. Click Send to and click Desktop (create shortcut).

Always run Exchange Management Shell as administrator create desktop shortcut

Step 4. Right-click Exchange Management Shell desktop icon. Click Properties.

Exchange Management Shell desktop icon properties

Step 5. Click Advanced…

Exchange Management Shell properties advanced

Step 6. Enable Run as administrator option. Click twice on OK.

Always run Exchange Management Shell as administrator enable option

Step 7. Double click Exchange Management Shell desktop icon.

Step 8. Right-click Exchange Managenement Shell taskbar icon. Select Pin to the taskbar for easy access.

Pin to taskbar

That’s it!

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Conclusion

You learned how to always run Exchange Management Shell as administrator. By doing these steps, you no longer have to right-click EMS application and click Run as administrator. You can do the same with PowerShell and always run it as administrator.

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ALI TAJRAN

ALI TAJRAN

ALI TAJRAN is a passionate IT Architect, IT Consultant, and Microsoft Certified Trainer. He started Information Technology at a very young age, and his goal is to teach and inspire others. Read more »

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