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Vista Home: Where is Local Users?

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    Vista Home: Where is Local Users?

    Specifically ... need to find the Computer Management > Local users and
    Groups in order to do some management.

    I'm able to find it in Vista Business, but not in Vista Home.

    TIA
    Russel




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    Re: Vista Home: Where is Local Users?

    Quote Originally Posted by ;523233
    Specifically ... need to find the Computer Management > Local users and
    Groups in order to do some management.

    I'm able to find it in Vista Business, but not in Vista Home.

    TIA
    Russel
    Hi Russel,

    Sorry, the "Local Group Policy Editor" is not available for the Vista Home Basic or Home Premium versions.

    If you tell us what you are wanting to do, then someone or myself may know a way to do it in the registry instead.

    Shawn

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    Kerry Brown Guest

    Re: Vista Home: Where is Local Users?

    That mmc console is not available in Home versions of Windows. You can
    manage local user and groups via a command prompt with the NET command. Type
    NET /? for help. It's a pain but it has been that way since XP came out with
    Home and Pro versions.

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    Kerry Brown
    Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    http://www.vistahelp.ca


    <nobodygr8@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Specifically ... need to find the Computer Management > Local users and
    > Groups in order to do some management.
    >
    > I'm able to find it in Vista Business, but not in Vista Home.
    >
    > TIA
    > Russel
    >
    >
    >

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    Hank Arnold (MVP) Guest

    Re: Vista Home: Where is Local Users?

    Kerry Brown wrote:

    > That mmc console is not available in Home versions of Windows. You can
    > manage local user and groups via a command prompt with the NET command.
    > Type NET /? for help. It's a pain but it has been that way since XP came
    > out with Home and Pro versions.
    >
    Why not use Control Panel/User Accounts?

    --

    Regards,
    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services

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    Kerry Brown Guest

    Re: Vista Home: Where is Local Users?

    You can't set up groups in the Control Panel applet. With the NET command
    you can create security groups then add/remove users to the groups. I don't
    know if this would do any good with Home versions as they use simple file
    sharing but it is possible. I don't have any Home versions to test but I'm
    wondering if it's possible to add domain users via this method?

    --
    Kerry Brown
    Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    http://www.vistahelp.ca

    > Why not use Control Panel/User Accounts?
    >
    > --
    >
    > Regards,
    > Hank Arnold
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Server - Directory Services

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