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Vista Home: Where is Local Users?

G

Guest

#1
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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Brink

Staff member
mvp
#2
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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K

Kerry Brown

#3
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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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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H

Hank Arnold (MVP)

#4
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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K

Kerry Brown

#5
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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