How to determine the type of account in Windows 10

How to determine the type of account in Windows 10

When setting up Windows, you are asked to create a user account. This account is an admin account that allows you to set up your PC and install any apps you want. When you add an account on your PC in Windows, it will be the standard user account by default.

This guide will show you how to quickly determine if a user on a PC has an admin or standard account in Windows 10.

Define the type of account in User Accounts

1. Open Control Panel (icon view) and click the User Accounts icon .

2. Look below the username in the box with the account picture.

  • If you see Administrator under your username, then your account is the admin account.
  • If you don’t see Administrator under your username, then your account is your standard user account.
Define the type of account in User Accounts

Define the type of user account in User Accounts

You must be logged in as admin to be able to do this option.

1. Open Control Panel (icon view) and click the User Accounts icon .

2. Click the Manage another account link .

Click the Manage another account link

3. See the username in each box, included with the user’s account picture.

  • If you see Administrator under the username, then that account is the admin account.
  • If you don’t see Administrator as the username, then that account is the standard user account.
See the username in each box, included with that user’s account picture

Determine the type of user account in Local Users and Groups

Local Users and Groups is only available in Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

1. Press the Win + R keys to open the Run dialog box, type lusrmgr.msc into Run and click OK to open Local Users and Groups .

2. Click Groups in the left pane and double-click Administrators in the middle.

Double-click Administrators in the middle

3. Look at the username listed under Members.

  • If the user name is listed as a member of the Administrators group, then the account is of the admin.
  • If the user name is not listed as a member of the Administrators group, the account is of the standard user.
Look at the username listed under Members

Determine the user’s account type in Command Prompt

1. Open Command Prompt.

2. Copy and paste the net localgroup administrators command into Command Prompt , and then press Enter .

3. Look at the username listed under Members.

  • If the user name is listed as a member of the Administrators group, then the account is of the admin.
  • If the user name is not listed as a member of the Administrators group, the account is of the standard user.
Determine the user’s account type in Command Prompt

Determine the type of user account in Settings

1. Open Settings and click the Accounts icon .

2. Do step 3 (Your info ) or step 4 ( Family & other users ) for which page of Accounts you want to check.

3. Determine the type of account on the “Your info” page for the current user:

A) Click Your info on the left side.

B) Look down on the account image on the right.

  • If you see Administrator under the username, then that account is the admin account.
  • If you don’t see Administrator as the username, then that account is the standard user account.
Determine the type of account on the “Your info” page for the current user

4. Determine the type of account on the ” Family & other users ” page for other users :

A) Click Family & other users on the left side.

B) Look at each of the users listed under Other users on the right side.

  • If you see Administrator under the username, then that account is the admin account.
  • If you don’t see Administrator as the username, then that account is the standard user account.
Determine the type of account on the “Family & other users” page for other users
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