Admin 101 – How to find out if you are logged on as a local admin or domain admin on a workstation or server


The easiest way to find out if you are logged on as a local admin or domain admin is to logoff and log back on, but before you logon  click on the Options button to see where you are logging on to.

Ex: if it says something like [servername or machine-name] followed by the words: (this computer), it means you are logging on locally to your computer or server and therefore you are not automatically mapping the network drive, printers and other network resources available to you in the Windows AD environment

On the other hand if you are logging on to [domain name] and without the words “this computer” between parenthesis you are definitely logging on to a domain environmnent

See screen shot below:

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