How to check if you have admin rights for Windows

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In Windows there are two types of account by default, Standard User and Administrator. Though Standard users can do most of the things including installing software and settings which is applicable to his or her account, they are still restricted for advance usage which affects network settings, remote reboot or setting timed login for  other user accounts or create hidden tasks

Windows Types of Account

So coming back to topic on how to find what kind of account you have.

#1 Check your Account :

Go to Control Panel > User Accounts or Click on the image on the top of  start menu . This will open your account dashboard. Here if you see Standard User under your account name then you do not have any administrator right. Accounts with Administrator rights have . Below is a sample.

Windows User Accounts

Guest account is another type of account which is generally used for users who access your computer once in a while e.g. Your neighbor whose computer might just have broken.

#2 Three Click Check :

Start Menu > Right click on Computer > Properties. Look for Sections which says Computer Name, Domain and Workgroup Settings. Right next to it there is a link which says  ‘Change Settings’. If that is enabled for you, you have admin rights else not.

Windows 7 Change Computer Settings

#3 Using the isAdmin App :

IsAdmin is a simple application which lets you know if you have admin rights or now. All you need to do is run it and you would see the green or red colored window. Red means you don’t and green means you have.

isAdmin

However even to run this you need is a bit of privilege which will work for most of the standard user unless otherwise restricted by the administrator itself.

I am sure there are more ways to find admin privileges for a windows account. Which one do you use ?



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