1. Open the Apple menu.
2. Select System Preferences.
3. In the System Preferences window, click on the Users & Groups icon.
4. On the left side of the window that opens, locate your account name in the list.
- If the word Admin is immediately below your account name, then you are an administrator on this machine.
- If the word Standard is there, then you are not an administrator and your account cannot be used to install software or make administrative changes.