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How to check in windows 7 when administrator rights are being used and by who? Does system even track this?

To clarify my question: I don't want to know who has Administrator rights but when rights were used (by typing password in dialog when elevation of rights is required) and by who.

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What edition of windows are you using? Some versions of windows (especially when it comes to users) have more features than other versions. – Scott Chamberlain Sep 8 '13 at 16:48
Machine I want to check has Home Premium – korda Sep 11 '13 at 10:55


  1. Open the Computer Management (open the run box, type compmgmt.msc and hit Enter or press right mouse button over Computer icon and select Manage).
  2. Select Local Users and Groups - Groups - Administrators (see image below).

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You can check this via the command line.

  1. Open the Command Prompt.
  2. Type net localgroup Administrators, hit Enter.

Check the list of local groups with localgroup.

net localgroup
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I can't find Local Users and Groups. I run command as Administrator. Does it matter that I'm trying this on computer with Home Premium version? – korda Sep 8 '13 at 14:30
I think the OP wants something like a timeline when a user has granted himself admin rights (UAC popup), with date, time and user name – nixda Sep 8 '13 at 14:30
Yeah, nixda is right. – korda Sep 8 '13 at 15:08

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