Visual Studio requires the application to have elevated permissions

During opening Visual Studio, I got the following error message 

This task requires the application to have elevated permissions

This task requires the application to have elevated permissions during opening Visual Studio

Cause:

The current user doesn’t have a sufficient privilege to open Visual Studio.

Solution:

To run Visual Studio with elevated permissions, you should perform any appropriate method for you from the following :


Method (1) : Run Visual Studio as Administrator
  • Right click on VS and select Run as Administrator.

Open Visual Studio as Administrator


Method (2) : Troubleshoot compatibility

The previous method should be repeated every time you are going to run the VS. In this method, I will show How to avoid the annoying compatibility issue by following the mentioned steps below :

  • Right Click on Visual Studio> Open File Location.

Visual Studio - Open File Location.png

  • Right Click on Visual Studio Shortcut > Select Troubleshoot compatibility.

Visual Studio - Troubleshoot Compatibility

  • Select Troubleshoot Program.

Program Compatibility Troubleshooter - Troubleshoot program

  • Check The program requires additional permissions.

Program Compatibility Troubleshooter - The program requires additional permissions

  • Click on Test the program.

Program Compatibility Troubleshooter - Test Program

  • Wait for a moment till the program starts.
  • Click Next.
  • Select “Yes, save these settings for this program”.

Program Compatibility Troubleshooter - yes, save these settings

  • Wait for resolving the issue.

Program Compatibility Troubleshooter - Resolving issue.png

  • Make sure the final status is fixed.

Program Compatibility Troubleshooter - issue found

  • Click Close.

Method (3) : Set Visual Studio to Run as Administrator
  • Right click on VS > Select Properties.

Visual Studio Properties.png

  • Click on Compatibility Tab > Check Run this program as an administrator.

Visual Studio Properties - Compatibility -  Run this program as administrator


Method (4) : Via Shortcut

Sometimes, you may not find the compatibility tab. so, you should navigate to

  • Shortcut tab > Advanced > Check Run as Administrator.

Visual Studio Properties - Shortcut - Advanced - Run as administrator

The Visual Studio should now be opened properly with elevated permissions.


Applies To
  • Visual Studio 2010.
  • Visual Studio 2012.
  • Visual Studio 2013.
  • Visual Studio 2015.
  • Visual Studio 2017.
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