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Re: Administrator's privileges

  1. #1


    Donald L McDaniel Guest

    Re: Administrator's privileges

    On Sat, 7 Apr 2007 08:54:03 -0700, Charlie Stump <Charlie
    Stump@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >My email program tells me I need administrator privileges to set it as default.
    >When I run gpedit.mcs it tells me that vista can not find it. I understand
    >that I need to run it to get full administrator's rights. I am running vist
    >home premium on a new gateway computer. thank for any help you can give me.
    >Charlie


    NOTE that you will never be able to find gpedit.msc on Vista Home Premium. It
    is not available to users of Home Premium -- only Business and above.

    IF you were by some chance to find it in an obscure subfolder of an obscure
    subfolder of "Windows\System32", opening it would result in a message
    somewhere along the lines of "This module is not available to users of Vista
    Home Premium. See the Network Administrator...."

    "Computer Administrator" no longer means what it used to, apparently.

    Donald L McDaniel
    Please reply to the original thread and message.
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  2. #2


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: Administrator's privileges

    Hi Donald

    Just for information, The MMC tools have never been available on any Home
    version of Windows. They are primarily a tool for Domain Administrators and
    these versions cannot join a domain.

    However, these versions can use registry settings as an alternative to
    achieve many (but not all) of the options in GPedit or SecPol.

    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User


    "Donald L McDaniel" <orthocross@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:k6tt13t757c62nufghmcqce6cs40qol2j3@4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 7 Apr 2007 08:54:03 -0700, Charlie Stump <Charlie
    > Stump@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    >>My email program tells me I need administrator privileges to set it as
    >>default.
    >>When I run gpedit.mcs it tells me that vista can not find it. I understand
    >>that I need to run it to get full administrator's rights. I am running
    >>vist
    >>home premium on a new gateway computer. thank for any help you can give
    >>me.
    >>Charlie

    >
    > NOTE that you will never be able to find gpedit.msc on Vista Home Premium.
    > It
    > is not available to users of Home Premium -- only Business and above.
    >
    > IF you were by some chance to find it in an obscure subfolder of an
    > obscure
    > subfolder of "Windows\System32", opening it would result in a message
    > somewhere along the lines of "This module is not available to users of
    > Vista
    > Home Premium. See the Network Administrator...."
    >
    > "Computer Administrator" no longer means what it used to, apparently.
    >
    > Donald L McDaniel
    > Please reply to the original thread and message.
    > =====================================================



      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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