BuiltInRole Enum


Indicates the type of role to check when calling the IsInRole(BuiltInRole) method.

public enum class BuiltInRole
public enum BuiltInRole
type BuiltInRole = 
Public Enum BuiltInRole


AccountOperator 548

Account operators manage the user accounts on a computer or domain.

Administrator 544

Administrators have complete and unrestricted access to the computer or domain.

BackupOperator 551

Backup operators can override security restrictions for the sole purpose of backing up or restoring files.

Guest 546

Guests are more restricted than users.

PowerUser 547

Power users possess most administrative permissions with some restrictions. Thus, power users can run legacy applications, in addition to certified applications.

PrintOperator 550

Print operators can take control of a printer.

Replicator 552

Replicators support file replication in a domain.

SystemOperator 549

System operators manage a particular computer.

User 545

Users are prevented from making accidental or intentional system-wide changes. Thus, users can run certified applications, but not most legacy applications.


This enumeration provides functionality similar to the WindowsBuiltInRole enumeration.

These roles represent the local Windows groups common to most installations of Windows.

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