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How do you tell if a user "had" Admin rights?

Discussion in 'General Security' started by WelshRogue, Nov 27, 2012.

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  1. WelshRogue

    WelshRogue Thread Starter

    Aug 10, 2012
    Hopefully a simple question for some. I have a user who currently does NOT have Admin rights, but I need to find out if they had admin rights in the passed. I.E Someone gave them the rights to do something and then removed them.

    Basically we are having difficulty getting some software to work without Admin Rights to do the initial install, but i've been told its possible to install the software without Admin Rights but I can't see it. They tried to prove that they did it on one users machine ( who is working fine) but i'm convinced they must have given them Admin rights to do the install and then possibly removed them after.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    If the program was installed to Program Files folder, then you must have had admin rights to do so. Because that folder is not modifiable without the right.

    There should be events logged in Event Viewer when the user was elevated to admin status.
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