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WindowsAccountType Enumeration

Specifies the type of Windows account used.

Namespace:  System.Security.Principal
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public enum WindowsAccountType

Member nameDescription
NormalA standard user account.
GuestA Windows guest account.
SystemA Windows system account.
AnonymousAn anonymous account.

The WindowsAccountType enumeration is used by the WindowsIdentity class.

The following example shows how to use the WindowsIdentity constructor to create a new instance of the WindowsIdentity class for the user represented by the specified Windows account token, the specified authentication type, and the specified Windows account type. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the WindowsIdentity class.

private static void IntPtrStringTypeConstructor(IntPtr logonToken)
    // Construct a WindowsIdentity object using the input account token,
    // and the specified authentication type, and Windows account type.
    string authenticationType = "WindowsAuthentication";
    WindowsAccountType guestAccount = WindowsAccountType.Guest;
    WindowsIdentity windowsIdentity =
        new WindowsIdentity(logonToken, authenticationType, guestAccount);

    Console.WriteLine("Created a Windows identity object named " +
        windowsIdentity.Name + ".");

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.