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Prevent Admin Accounts From Changing Other Admin Account Passwords In Xp!


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#1 david28

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 02:49 AM

Basically I have two admin accounts one of which belongs to another member of family and one which belongs to me. Heres the situation:

The person who owns the other Admin account is changing my accounts password (also an admin account). Surely there is some way to make it so that I can not have my account's password changed unless it is logged on to my actual account (so my account's password can only be changed if my account is logged on?)

Is there a way?

In urgent need of help!

Thanks!

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:49 AM

Here's an article (for Win2K) that may help: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309799

But, IMO, the issue here is that the other person can't be trusted. In such a situation I'd suggest making the other account into a Standard User account - that way they won't be able to mess with your stuff, and they'll be reliant upon you for anything that requires administrative privileges.
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Posted 20 June 2008 - 01:21 AM

Thanks John, but is it actually possible?

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 06:53 AM

In short the answer is "No" - although there may be solutions available in Group Policy that I'm not aware of. But you'll have to have XP Pro in order to access Group Policy.

I did find this, but am not sure if it'll help:
Go to Start...Run...and type in "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Click on the Advanced tab
Click on the Advanced User Management Advanced button
Click on Users in the left hand pane
Right click on the user account and select "Properties"
You'll find a box there that states "User cannot change password"
Try putting a check there and see what it does.
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