An administrator may refer to any of the following:
1. Alternatively referred to as an admin, administrator, and gatekeeper, root is a superuser account on a computer or network and has complete control. When referring to a Unix and Linux computer, this user is often known as root. On a Windows computer and on a network, this user is often referred to as an administrator. However, each of these terms is interchangeable.
When dealing with computers, there can be many different administrators in a company. Listed below are just a few examples of the different administrators a company may employ.
Types of network administrators
- DBA (Database Administrator)
- IT, LAN, or Network Administrator
- Linux Administrator - Individual responsible for Linux systems.
- System Administrator (sysadmin) - Individual responsible for managing the users and system settings of computers.
How do I log into Windows as an administrator?
Note: If you do not have administrative privileges, you may not log in as an admin.
- Log into your Windows account.
- Press the Windows key, type Control Panel, and press Enter.
- Click User Accounts twice, then select Manage User Accounts.
- Enter your admin password.
2. The name of assigned rights, permissions, policies, or procedures given to one or more persons that allow him or her to do anything possible on that system. For example, someone with administrative privileges could add and delete users from that system.