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How to find out what privileges, group membership and access tokens you have

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Several presenters at events such as TechEd and ITForum make use of a a really handy utility named "whoami". It's a resource kit utility that you can use to query attributes from your user context. Those of you who have experience of UNIX shell commands will already be familiar with a very similar command.

The image below shows the typical output for an administrative user running on Windows XP.

You can download the utility for yourself (for free) by clicking here.

  • Thanks Steve I was looking for this after you sent the output last week

  • WHOAMI is built into the Vista February CTP, perhaps it's going mainstream.

  • Indeed it is

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