1. Alternatively referred to as an admin, administrator, and gatekeeper this account is a super user on a computer or network and has complete control over it. When referring to a Unix and Linux computer this user is often known as root and on a Windows computer and network this user is often referred to as an administrator. However, each of these terms is interchangeable.
- How do I know if I have Windows administrator rights?
- Missing administrator log in on Windows XP.
- Giving a Windows XP account administrator rights.
- See the su or super user command page for further information on this Linux command.
An admin or System Administrator is also a job position and person who is responsible for maintaining each of the computers and network in a corporate environment.
2. The root is also the highest level in a directory hierarchy. For example, in MS-DOS, the root or root directory of the primary hard drive would C:\. When working on a web page the root directory will be your home directory or your public_html directory.
- MS-DOS help and support.
- Users in the Microsoft recovery console can set the current directory to the system root directory by using the systemroot command.