How to tell if you're a true Admin?


Well-Known Member
Is there a way to tell if you truly have Admin rights? Aside from checking your profile. Any way to confirm that you have absolute authority in Windows 10?


Fantastic Member
Premium Supporter
There are several ways. One good way is to go to Control panel->User Accounts, and simply view your User, you'll either have Administrator rights or Standard User rights. For most home users that's the only 2 choices. It turns out there are 3 flavors of Admin rights above the one you have, but it takes expert programming skill to access and use those. There are very few legitimate reasons why you would ever use those unless you are programmer or a web-developer.



Application and Cloud Security Engineer
Staff member
Open a command prompt. Type net localgroup administrators if your account is listed you are an administrator.