Can NOT find "Local users and groups" in Control Panel -> Management Tools -> Computer Management!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by dave, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. dave

    dave Guest

    Hello everyone, happy a weekend!

    I encountered a question about Vista.
    I logined my Vista Home Pre with an "Administrator" account.
    In Control Panel -> Management Tools -> Computer Management, I can NOT find
    "Local users and groups". In Control Panel -> Accounts, I can not find some
    special accounts which were created by some application. So I can not delete
    these void accounts here. In fact, I do find these accounts when I set up a
    file folder share.

    So, how to delete these garbage accounts?
    Any good ideas?

    Thank you in advance.
    dave, Jun 30, 2007
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  2. dave

    BillD Guest

    open a cmd prompt and use this command:
    net user
    net user /?
    BillD, Jun 30, 2007
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  3. Unless you really, REALLY know what you're doing it's best to leave those
    "garbage accounts" alone. Deleting the .NET account will cause .NET
    programs to begin acting strangely, deleting the IIS account will cause
    problems with accessing web sites or pages you've created on your PC, and so

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  4. No, because it cannot be accessed via the Control Panel. Simply
    right-click on the "Computer" icon and select "Manage." Or click the
    All Programs menu > Administrative Tools > Manage this Computer. These
    steps will both open the Microsoft Management Console (MMC), through
    which one can access "Local Users and Groups."

    If the accounts were created by applications, they may well not be
    "garbage accounts." Some applications, such as .Net and IIS require
    their existence to function properly. What are the names of these
    questionable accounts, and which applications created them?


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    Bruce Chambers, Jun 30, 2007
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