How to Tell if you are Logged in with Administrator Rights in Microsoft Office

Summary

  • How to tell if you are logged in with administrator rights
  • How to tell if you are logged in with administrator rights and privileges¬†
  • When the installation starts, this message pops up: “This program has to be installed as an administrator”
  • How to check if you have administrator rights?

Resolution

Note: In order to install applications in Windows and do other administrative tasks you need to have administrator rights (privileges) on your computer

  1. In Windows XP, click the Windows Start button, then select Run, in Windows Vista 7 or 8 hold down the Windows key, then press the letter R
  2. In the Open filed of the Run window, type control userpasswords2, then select OK
  3. If the user has Local Administrator rights, you will see a window displaying the list of authorized Windows users