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#1 death91


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Posted 26 April 2005 - 02:24 AM

if anyone here is able to help, wat is the difference between a power user and a administrator? I heard from someone that the diffrence is the capability of installing a programme but i could install all that i wanted to. Also, although i am researching on this myself currently, wat are the processes known as TCServer, CClaw, Zlh, keyboardsurrogate? Jus to provide more information such that the solution is more likely to be 100% correct, i m currently using a tablet pc and the tablet pc has a function known as the input panel for us to press in keyboard digitally without having to type, we onli need to use the pen to touch the screen. When i started the process of keyboardsurrogator, the panel popped out and now i am confused between wat is in my cpu, a keylogger? or a normal comes-with-it input panel?I know this message is a little bit long but please anyone who knows can please help me? Thank You very much.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 07:42 AM

It's a case of 'apples and oranges'. The term 'Power User' and 'Adminisrator' are not connected in any way so comparing them is pointless. A power user is simply a pc user who uses his pc for advanced and resource-intensive work like full-frame video-editing, 3D rendering etc. very much like a pro would use it. An 'Administrator' is one who has full access to all the features of a PC for maintenance purposes and he can decide what access other people are allowed to have. Someone could be both a 'power user' and an 'administrator', or just one of these.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:28 AM

Actually no, in Windows XP pro they have different level accounts.

Back-up Operators
Power User

The above ones are the most common and used (besides some other network security ones.) Anywho, They are ranked in order of what you can do with them.

Here is a little more description.

Administrator: Members of the Administrators group have the largest amount of default permissions and the ability to change their own permissions.

back-up Operators:mem bers of the Backup Operators group can back up and restore files on the computer, regardless of any permissions that protect those files. They can also log on to and shut down the computer, but they cannot change security settings.

Power Users: Members of the Power Users group can create user accounts, but can modify and delete only those accounts they create. They can create local groups and remove users from local groups they have created. They can also remove users from the Power Users, Users, and Guests groups.

They cannot modify the Administrators or Backup Operators groups, nor can they take ownership of files, back up or restore directories, load or unload device drivers, or manage the security and auditing logs.

Users:Members of the Users group can perform most common tasks, such as running applications, using local and network printers, and shutting down and locking the workstation. Users can create local groups, but can modify only the local groups that they created. Users cannot share directories or create local printers.

Guests: The Guests group allows occasional or one-time users to log on to a workstation's built-in Guest account and be granted limited abilities. Members of the Guests group can also shut down the system on a workstation.

Replicator: The Replicator group supports directory replication functions. The only member of the Replicator group should be a domain user account used to log on the Replicator services of the domain controller. Do not add the user accounts of actual users to this group.

Information provided from: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Help

Edited by yanowhiz, 27 April 2005 - 08:32 AM.

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