"Steve Turner" <stevezygote@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>I have been working in Vista for the first time for a couple of weeks now.
>Initially I set up myself as a Admin and have been using only that account.
>However, I've been reading up on security issues in Vista and realize that
>I should have set myself up as a Standard user and only invoke the Admin
>account when I wanted to.
While this is true, the developers of Vista realized that many
people with XP were not using this "best practice" scenario.
They have hidden the actual admin (most privilege) account
and replaced it with an admin account with a split token so
that even the admin account user runs with standard user
rights. The advantage of running in the admin account is that
the "admin approval mode" reduces the amount of information
that the user is required to enter in the UAC prompts. The
programs that run without causing a prompt are either pre-
assigned the elevated rights they need, or are run in standard
user environment. The programs that cause a prompt require
only a click.
> My question is this: What changes will occur if I first set up an Admin
> account and then change the current Admin account (the intiial one) to a
You'll be okay as long as you don't remove the last admin account.
> Will all my documents be preserved? What other issues should I take into
None that I am aware of, but wait until others have a chance to
respond. I haven't actually tried this whereas others may have.