Thanks for the response, Bruce
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"Bruce Chambers" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "Paul Randall" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> 1) What is the name of the "built-in administrator" account?
>> 2) How can I enable it?
> 1) Right-Click Computer > Manage > Local Users and Groups > Users >
> Right-click Administrator > Properties.
Local Users and Groups does not show up.
> 2) Start > Run > "control userpasswords2" > Users tab > Highlight
> Administrator > Properties....
Administrator does not show up, so I couldn't hightlight it.
I tried the Advanced tab, and clicked the 'advanced' button in the 'Advanced
User Management' section. This brought up a window titled lusermgr or
Iusermgr (I'm surprised the person who specified the default font didn't use
one in which all letters look alike - sorry about the rant) [Local Users and
Groups (Local)]. This window said something to the effect that the snapin
may not be used with this version of Vista (which is home basic).
Thanks for the URLs. I will read them and try the examples.
The URL I posted http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926183/en-us#appliesto
.. Windows Vista Home Basic.
Can Home Basic do anything with the "built-in administrator" account?
If so, how?
Do you have any URLs that clearly explain the nuances of differences in
administrator privileges in the many flavors of Vista?
>> 3) How can I access it?
> As above. Once enabled, the account will appear on the Welcome Screen.
>> 4) How can I turn on and off 'Admin Approval mode'?
>> 5) Where can I read up on what 'Admin Approval mode' means?
>> 1) This administrator account created during setup as the first account;
>> is it the same account or a different account than the "built-in
>> administrator" account?
> Different, obviously.
Not so obvious on my Home Basic, so far.
>> 2) Is there a special name for this first account created during setup?
> The user is prompted to enter a name for the account during
> installation. How "special" this name is depends, I suppose, upon it's
> meaning to the user.
>> 3) Can 'Admin Approval mode' be turned on and off for this first
> See above reference.