Admin Password different then login password?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Keaster, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Keaster

    Keaster Guest

    Is it possible using Vista Business to make the admin password for UAC
    different then the login? I have two pc's, one in the lobby and one in my
    office. The one in the lobby is used regularly by employees. Is there a way
    I can set up an Administrator account in the lobby, but have a different
    login password and password to make system critical changes. Basically, I
    want them to be able to log on and run the basic stuff (same as a user
    account) but not be able to change anything without my other password. Also,
    the program we use has to be run in administrator mode (until 3.0.1 comes out
    in two months), so is there any way to make the password for that program the
    same as the login, but different from one needed to change settings?
     
    Keaster, Apr 2, 2008
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  2. Maybe the program you need can run under a Power User login? To make this
    change, go to Run and enter lusrmgr.msc, select the appropriate user from the
    Users folder and add Power User to the Member of field, then remove
    Administrators from the same field. Apart from that, I can't think of any
    possibilites.
     
    Aditya Krishnan, Apr 2, 2008
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  3. What you want is not possible, as far as I am aware, without using the
    Group Policy Editor.
    I don't think y


    My suggestion?
    Purchase a subscription to TweakVI (Ultimate). It will allow you to
    keep other users from installing software, uninstalling software,
    creating accounts, etc. They will ONLY be able to access their
    accounts, and could not make any drastic changes to their work area.

    Go here: http://www.totalidea.com/content/tweakvi/tweakvi-index.php
    Also, you should put both your machines in a network, and administer
    that network from YOUR machine.

    You could also give the employee who is most computer-savvy a user
    account with Administrator (or even something less, like "Trusted
    Installer") credentials.

    In any case, ANYTIME ANYONE attempts to change passwords, etc., he/she
    will be presented with a prompt to elevate their privileges to
    "Administrator". This includes YOU. However, TweakVI will allow one to
    turn such prompts off, or make them less intrusive.

    If the program REQUIRES Admin privileges to run, at least ONE of your
    employees will have to have Admin privileges.
     
    Donald McDaniel, Apr 2, 2008
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