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Microsoft is bringing the Linux sudo command to Windows Server

Microsoft is bringing the Linux ‘sudo’ feature to Windows Server 2025, offering a new way for admins to elevate privileges for console applications.

Microsoft released the first Windows Server 2025 Insider preview build last week.

As first reported by Windows Latest, the leaked version contains some new in-development features, including new settings for a Windows ‘sudo’ command.

These settings are only available after enabling developer mode, and the sudo command does not currently work from the command line yet, showing it is early in development.

The sudo settings provide some clues as to how the command will work, with the ability to run sudo applications ‘In a new windows’, ‘With input disabled’, and ‘Inline’.

In these cases, the sudo command will allow the programs to run based on its Windows settings, such as in a new window, inline in the current window, or possibly in a non-interactive shell using the disabled input setting.

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