WSL installs

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Am I correct that WSL installs require admin authority?

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Jason S.

can you elaborate? what's admin authority? admin rights?

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Brandon H

you mean Windows Subsystem for Linux correct?


the answer is yes and no


to install the initial back end service you need admin yes; to install the distribution from the Microsoft Store you don't


once the distribution is installed it works just like command prompt / powershell; it will run in normal user mode by default, if you need sudo/root then it will ask for admin permissions. or you can right click and just run as admin as well just as normal.

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