You Must Be An Administrator Running A Console Session

How to eliminate the error message stating sfc can only be used by an administrator running a console session. Run Command Prompt as administrator to fix this issue.

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

You Must Be An Administrator Running A Console Session

Before running System File Checker again, make sure that the error indicating you must be an administrator to run a console session is fixed. Generally, you won’t see this issue again if you execute the Command Line as administrator.

If you want to execute the Command Prompt as an administrator, there are a variety of options. For more information on how to open Command Prompt as administrator, see the following post: Command Prompt Windows 10: Tell Your Windows to Take Actions.

Additional Resources: Create a New Default Value for Elevated CMD.

The elevated CMD option can be set as the default after you resolve the issue that you must be an administrator when running a console session.

The tutorial is now available.

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

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

A Few Parting Thoughts

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 make Command Prompt operate as an administrator.