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Vista - Administrator Account And How It Differs From Xp

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#1 harrywaldron


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Posted 11 October 2007 - 08:39 AM

:huh: An informative KB article was recently published which discussed some of the new controls Microsoft has implemented to protect this important account.

The changes to the built-in administrator account in Windows Vista

By default, the built-in administrator account is named Administrator. Additionally, the built-in administrator account is assigned the relative ID (RID) 500. In Windows Vista, the default user account type is a standard user. A standard user is a user who has limited account rights and limited Windows permissions. The following sections detail how the built-in administrator account has been changed to better reduce the potential attack surface of the built-in user accounts in Windows Vista.

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