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Restrictions to user account names?


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#1 DeLuk

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:18 AM

Greetings to the forum. :)

I wonder whether this should come as a doubt at all, nonetheless, here goes:

Are there any restrictions concerning the name one can give to an user account in Windows 7? Namely, I wished to know whether one can give the name "Admin" to an account to set with administrator privileges, or is such a name restricted to be used due to any eventual conflicts/confusion it may lead to in the Windows Registry? Windows 7 here is Home Premium.

Thank you in advance for the follow up enlightenment.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:24 AM

You can use any name you want. I in fact, did the same thing you are talking about.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:05 PM

You will have to use Admin as the account name. If you try to use Administrator you will be told the account name already exists.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:47 AM

Yes yes, I meant using the shortened word, "Admin". (I assumed that "Administrator" should anyway be restricted by default for being the account name of the built-in administrator account, right?) Yet I wondered whether even the shortened word, "Admin", might be restricted also. (As I was saying, eventually cos of any conflicts it might cause in the Windows Registry, might the default built-in administrator acount itself be somewhere in there referred by using the shortened word "Admin".) Thank you both, for the confirmation then. :)




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