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I'd like to know if the user MYDOMAIN\SomeUser has local admin rights on the current machine.

I can see if a local user account has admin by using:

User name                    Mike
Full Name
Local Group Memberships      *Administrators

However, if I try:




I get the standard syntax help screen.

I can check this from the "Computer Management" MMC snap-in, but that takes too long to load and I'd like to quickly do this from the command line. If someone has a VBS script that'd be fine too.

Note: If anyone has better tags for this question, please feel free to add them!

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You do understand that a domain level permission would override any local permissions you might assign a local profile right? – Ramhound Oct 21 '13 at 17:57
@Ramhound Seems like he's concerned with domain users, not local users. He understands how to check a local account, but not how to check if a domain account is a local admin from the command line. – Tanner Faulkner Oct 21 '13 at 19:44
Correct. I was just looking for command line shortcuts for things I was already doing. – Mike Christensen Oct 21 '13 at 20:03
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Try net localgroup administrators instead. If you'd like a PowerShell command to check a specific user, take a look at this blog post. I would hope however that there aren't so many local administrators that you can't spot the user in question.

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Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you sir. – Mike Christensen Oct 21 '13 at 17:57


C:\>NET USER SomeUser /domain

instead of

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Since this question has already has an accepted answer you need to give more detail as to why your method is a more suitable option. – Matthew Williams Oct 21 '14 at 14:03

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