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Tries to check if user is admin user on the system.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server FileMaker iOS SDK
SystemInfo 5.2 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "SystemInfo.IsAdminUser" )   More




Returns 0 or 1.


Tries to check if user is admin user on the system.
Returns 1 for admin or 0 for non admin.
Normally you should not need to know, because you try what you plan to do and see if you get a permission error. Then you can report that error.

This is not about the FileMaker user account, but the Windows system account!
On Linux, this checks whether you run as root.


Checks for admin account:

$r = MBS( "SystemInfo.IsAdminUser" )

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Release notes

  • Version 11.1
    • Rewrote SystemInfo.IsAdminUser function to work again on macOS.

Created 18th June 2015, last changed 9th February 2021

SystemInfo.Is64bitWindows   -   SystemInfo.IsiOSAppOnMac

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