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WindowsBuiltInRole Enumeration

Specifies common roles to be used with IsInRole.

[Visual Basic]
Public Enum WindowsBuiltInRole
public enum WindowsBuiltInRole
__value public enum WindowsBuiltInRole
enum WindowsBuiltInRole


These roles represent the local Windows groups common to most installations of Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.


Member name Description
AccountOperator Account operators manage the user accounts on a computer or domain.
Administrator Administrators have complete and unrestricted access to the computer or domain.
BackupOperator Backup operators can override security restrictions for the sole purpose of backing up or restoring files.
Guest Guests are more restricted than users.
PowerUser Power users possess most administrative permissions with some restrictions. Thus, power users can run legacy applications, in addition to certified applications.
PrintOperator Print operators can take control of a printer.
Replicator Replicators support file replication in a domain.
SystemOperator System operators manage a particular computer.
User Users are prevented from making accidental or intentional system-wide changes. Thus, users can run certified applications, but not most legacy applications.


Namespace: System.Security.Principal

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

Assembly: Mscorlib (in Mscorlib.dll)

See Also

System.Security.Principal Namespace