Determining if you have Local Admin rights in Windows 7 - Knowledge Base

To determine if you have local administrator rights:

  • In Windows 7
    • Select the Start menu on the lower left of the screen.
    • Select Control Panel.

      If you are an administrator, you see a selection named User Accounts. If you are not an administrator, you see a selection named User Accounts And Family Safety.

Additional information:
If you do not have Windows Administrator rights on your computer, but need to install software, contact your IT/Help Desk for assistance.