On 5/19/10, Joe Morris posted:
> "Gene E. Bloch" <blochxxxx@newsgroup> wrote:
>> The account *named* Administrator has all privileges (or most). An account
>> of type administrator has a more limited set.
> I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you, but can you provide an example?
I believe I did :-)
But if you didn't understand it:
If you go to Control panel | Add or remove user accounts, you will see
icons representing several users.
One will be *named* Administrator. That one is *the* administrator
account, with maximum privileges.
One might be named Joe Morris. It might be *marked* Administrator under
the user name. That is *an* administrator account with somewhat limited
Another might be named Fido (I just made that up). It might be marked
"Standard user". It has very limited privileges.
Others are used by the system, and have no great relevance for the
On my computer the Guest Account is marked "Guest account is off"; all
of the other accounts on this machines are marked "Password protected"
in addition to what I said above.
> I *have* seen brain-dead setup programs that test for the built-in
> "administrator" account and complain about insufficient privileges if any
> other userid is current, but the only special characteristics of the built-in
> Administrator account that I'm aware of are that it can't be locked out, and
> it's subject to policy settings.
> Note that in the newer flavors of Windows there are a number of resources for
> which the access control list offers nothing more interesting than "read"
> privileges to *any* userid capable of logging on interactively. I ran into
> that with Windows 7 when I had to modify the built-in themes, all of which by
> default quietly turn off the screensaver.
I have to confess to having no experience with what you are talking
about in the above two paragraphs.
Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)