You Must Be An Administrator Running A Console Session In Order To Use The SFC Utility.

The Source of the Problem When Using the Console, Do You Need an Administrator?

When using the Command Line window to run System File Checker, you may encounter the following error message: “You must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the sfc software.”

You Must Be An Administrator Running A Console Session In Order To Use The SFC Utility.

In order to access the system files through Command Prompt, you must be an administrator running a console session on Windows 10, which shows that you are attempting to do so.

Using double-click or right-click to open Command Prompt will result in this error.

As a result, we’ll go over how to deal with the error message that appears while trying to run a console session in Windows 10 as an administrator.

How to Correct A Console Session Run by an Administrator Is Required

The sfc tool will not execute if you are not an administrator running a console session, which we’ll demonstrate in this section. You must run Command Prompt as administrator in order to fix this problem.

  1. Choose the most relevant result after typing “Command Prompt” into the Windows 10 search box.
  2. Then pick the one that’s most appropriate.
  3. To continue, right-click it and select “Run as administrator.”

Run System File Checker once more after that to see if the error indicating you need to be running a console session as administrator has been fixed. Running the command line as an administrator is generally the best way to avoid this problem.

There are, of course, many ways to execute Command Prompt as an administrator. Please see Command Prompt Windows 10: Tell Your Windows to Take Actions for additional information on how to open Command Prompt as an admin.

Read this for More Information: Make Elevated CMD the Default

The elevated CMD command can be configured as the default after you’ve resolved the administrator problem.

Here it is, the instruction manual.

  1. In the search box, enter “Command Prompt” and select the most appropriate result.
  2. Then choose Open File Location from the context menu by right-clicking on it.
  3. Next, choose Command Prompt and right-click it to send it to your desktop.
  4. Select Properties from the shortcut menu by right-clicking on the desktop.
  5. Select the Shortcut tab in the pop-up box.
  6. To proceed, click Advanced… on the next page.
  7. Then, select the option Run as administrator and press OK to proceed.

After completing all of the instructions, the Command Prompt shortcut will open as an administrator everytime you access it.

Here are the Final Remarks.

You must run Command Prompt as an administrator to resolve the error message that you need to be a console administrator. You can use the methods listed above to execute Command Prompt as an administrator.