Want to know if your Windows 11 user account has administrator rights? Do you want to check if your user account is an administrator account or not? This guide will show you whether your Windows 11 user account is an administrator account or a standard user account.
As you likely know, Windows 11 supports both standard and administrator accounts. An administrator account or a user account with admin rights can install programs, create and delete user accounts and make changes to Windows 11 operating system at their will. However, a standard user account does not allow you to do all these.
Now that you know the difference between a standard and administrator user account, it’s time to understand how to check if your Windows 11 user account is an admin account or not.
Method 1 of 4
Check if your Windows 11 user account is an administrator account via the Settings app
Step 1: Open the Settings app. On the left side, click Accounts.
Step 2: Now, on the right side, the user account details will appear. An “Administrator” text near your user name indicates that your user account is an administrator account or your user account has admin rights.
Method 2 of 4
Check if you have admin rights in Windows 11 via Settings
Step 1: Open the Settings app. Click on the Accounts in the left pane and then click Your info on the right side.
Step 2: The resulting page (Settings > Accounts > Your info) shows your user account details. If your account has admin rights, an Administrator word will appear below your user account name.
Method 3 of 4
Check if you have administrator rights in Windows 11 via Control Panel
Step 1: Use search to open the classic Control Panel.
Step 2: Change the Control Panel View to Small icons (refer to the picture below).
Step 3: Next, click the User Accounts link.
Step 4: The resulting window displays your user account name, account picture, and account details. If your account is an administrator account, you will see the “Administrator” word right below your user account name.
Method 4 of 4
Use PowerShell or Command Prompt to know if your Windows 11 account is an administrator account
Step 1: Open the Command Prompt, PowerShell, or Terminal.
Step 2: Next, type the net user accoutname command and then hit the Enter key.
Please note that, in the above command, you need to replace the “accountname” with your actual user account name. So, for instance, if your account name is Test, the command would be net user Test.
Step 3: The Local Group Memberships field tells you your Windows 11 user account type. You will see either Administrators or Users here.