Powershell: Check for Administrator rights


for a lot of powershell scripts Administrator permissions are necessary. In powershell, you can check if you are elevated by the following script code.
Insert the snippet at the top of your script. It checks the credentials and exits the script if the administrator permissions are missing.

$oIdent= [Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()
$oPrincipal = New-Object Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal($oIdent)
if(!$oPrincipal.IsInRole([Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole]::Administrator )){
	Write-Warning "Please start script with Administrator rights! Exit script"
	exit 1


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