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Windows7 Administrator account?


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#1 Sir Maru

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:30 PM

I understand that Windows7 starts the user without an Administrator account.

What is the purpose of that account and how does one enable it?

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:38 PM

Hi,

I'm confused you said windows 7 starts you "without" an administrator account? Usually when I set up a windows 7 install it sets up an admin account and when the install completes you are left with a 2 admin accounts one that is accessible only in safe mode and one that you set up during the install. And if this is an OEM computer that was bought with windows already installed then it is the same.
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Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:03 PM

From Vista onwards, the normal admin you see and use is not really a true admin account. For security reasons, the true admin acc. is disabled and hidden by default. I have never come across a time when I needed or seen a reason to enable it, and I highly recommend leaving it disabled.

http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-progra...indows-7-a.html

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:34 PM

From Vista onwards, the normal admin you see and use is not really a true admin account. For security reasons, the true admin acc. is disabled and hidden by default. I have never come across a time when I needed or seen a reason to enable it, and I highly recommend leaving it disabled.

http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-progra...indows-7-a.html



Actually its from Windows NT on ward. In Windows NT and greater the True Admin account is denoted with a UID of 500, any user with another UID is a regular user that has special bits set to provide different levels of privileged access to make changes via group policy editor or via domain delegation. In a domain environment the following rules apply:

Local Administrator means the user that is a part of that group can make changes on that computer only regardless of their profile settings.

Domain Admin is a user that make changes on any computer system within a domain.

Enterprise Admin can make changes on any computer system in a domain or part of an enterprise network such as Exchange Servers.

Exchange Server Admins are users that can only make changes on Exchange Servers.

Schema Admins are higher up then Enterprise Admins

Even though these are all admin accounts, there can only be one 500 UID True Admin.




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