Need to determine whether the current user is a local administrator? Here’s a way you can quickly make this determination without having to check Domain Group membership. All you need to do is run a script named LocalAdminTest.vbs on the user’s machine under that person’s credentials.
LocalAdminTest.vbs attempts to create a new registry key in a location (HKEY_ CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies) that’s normally forbidden to users unless they’re local administrators. If the script successfully creates that key, it displays a message box noting that the user has local administrator permissions, then deletes the key it just created. If the script is unsuccessful, it displays the message box that Figure 2 shows.
You can download
Test.vbs by clicking the
Download the Code Here
button at the top of this page. You don’t have
to make any modifications
to the script
before running it.
—Harry Verge, senior technology specialist, TELUS