Author Archives: NickC

Detecting the Administrative Context in PowerShell

I was writing a PowerShell script and it needed to know whether or not it was running in the administrative context. It’s a bit fiddly but here’s a short bit of PowerShell that sets a boolean variable for it: $currentIdentity = New-Object System.Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal([System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()) $adminContext = $currentIdentity.IsInRole([System.Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole]::Administrator) Run that and $adminContext will be True if the… Read More »