Do I Need Admin Rights to Use the ShareGate Migration Tool?

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ShareGate is a tool that I use daily in the context of Migrations. This is a frequently asked question. I’m just talking about the use of the product and its CMDLETs

The answer is NO, you will NOT need Local Administrator permissions to use the product and its CMDLETs, this is because during installation, PowerShell commands are installed in a specific location and not in the default directory /Modules of Windows, a zone you must have Admin Rights to Install PS command’s. You can use 100% ShareGate without Admin Rights.

See my other post About the PnP.PowerShell and Admin Rights also.

Therefore, you can install the Product via the Corporation Digital Store or ask an Administrator to install it for you, that is, follow the Company’s Governance for this type of installation.

Usually I advise for specific permissions in My VM, Rights to Install Sofware with limited permissions, because you will certainly use Automated Jobs, for that you must also have permissions to use the Windows Task Schedule. This is the only mandatory need for me.

In my next WBBag I’ll give you all insights we’re your VM, yes VM should be, and an Architecture for a Migration with as little impact as possible to be throttled. 👍


Joao Livio

João has over two decades of IT experience and holds several certifications, including Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS). He is also a Lean Specialist with expertise in Lean Management, Nintex, and other training programs from LinkedIn and Udemy, including exams related to Azure and the Power Platform. As a Consultant and Advisor for Modern Work, João assists clients in unlocking their digital potential and optimizing productivity and collaboration. His approach is agnostic to technology, focusing on practical solutions that align with business goals. He has consistently been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 10 consecutive years. His commitment to excellence extends beyond technical expertise; he also values consistency, mental health, creative thinking, teamwork, and fun at work. João believes that learning every day within a team context is the key to continuous improvement.

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