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How to find if a user is administrator or not

, 5 Dec 2011 CPOL
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Find if a user is administrator or not.

This code tells you if the user who is logged in is an administrator or not.

using System.Security.Principal;
bool IsAnAdministrator ()
   WindowsIdentity  identity = WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent();
   WindowsPrincipal principal = new WindowsPrincipal (identity);
   return principal.IsInRole(WindowsBuiltInRole.Administrator);


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Technical Lead Erls Corporation
India India
I am Dinesh kumar Choudhary by Name, a software Designer and Developer by Work, a Indian Hindu by Religion, Co-Founder of DSFoundation located at by profession, a Loving husband and a Caring Father by Relation.

I have a blog Website at DSFoundation is the Autonomous body to serve for the management of Local shops located at New Delhi, India. Now a days DSFoundation and its subsidiaries are managed by Erls Corporation, an Another initiative by me and my colleagues, in which i am the another CO-Founder of the Organization. Erls Corporation can be located at

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