How can I determine if I have local administrative rights to Microsoft Windows on my computer?
In Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista
- Click your Windows Start button.
- Type netplwiz in the Search box on the Start Menu.
- Press Enter on your keyboard.
In Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
- Click the Start button, then click Run. The Run dialog opens.
- Type control userpasswords2 into the Open window.
- Click OK.
Windows Server 2000
- Click the Start button, then click Run. The Run dialog appears.
- Type control userpasswords into the Open window, then click OK.
If you do not have Local Administrator rights, you will see a window requesting a Administrator Login.
- Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop, then Manage from the shortcut menu.
- Click the plus sign to expand the Local Users and Groups branch, then open the yellow Groups folder.
- In the Right-hand screen, double click the
Administrators entry. The Administrators Properties dialog opens.
- The next panel will show you a list of all users that have Administrator login access to this computer.
- If your name is on this list, you have local administrator rights.
Source: Sage Community forums.
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