Standard User works like admin account

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by jcraig33, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. jcraig33

    jcraig33 Guest

    I am currently working on deploying 30 Dell PC's with Vista pre-installed on
    them. I set up the first PC and deleted the admin account created at set up.
    I then logged onto the PC with my log in. I show as a standard user. There
    is an admin account set up on the PC, just not the one created during set up.
    I can change my account from a standard user to an admin without a password.
    The UAC works as if I am already an admin. I can change the clock and
    everything else an admin can do. Is this because the original admin account
    was deleted?
     
    jcraig33, Jun 12, 2007
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  2. If there is no 'user' administrator account then the 'default' administrator
    account is enabled this account does not need a password. Vista is expecting
    at least one 'user' administrator account on the system. The 'default'
    administrator account cannot be deleted, but if there is a 'user'
    administrator account on the system the 'default' cannot be used. Rational
    is that there needs to be some way to perform administrative duties if ALL
    the 'user' administrator accounts are deleted.
    Michael
     
    Michael Walraven, Jun 12, 2007
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  3. jcraig33

    jcraig33 Guest

    I reinstalled the OS, creating the administrator during setup. I then
    downloaded the 18 current updates. When I added the computer to the domain
    and logged in using a user login the account behaved as if it were an
    administrator. The UAC would asked if I wished to continue, but wouldn't ask
    for an administrative password. The account shows that it was a standard
    user. When I take the PC off the domain and create a standard user account
    the UAC behaves normally. Is there something that has to be done differently
    when joining a domain. I wouldn't think that the domain users should be able
    to change their account into an administrator without a password.
     
    jcraig33, Jun 13, 2007
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  4. when you guys figue this out tell me how to put the admin account back - We
    have 18 preloaded dells that do not have admin privilages period... even in
    safe mode...
     
    George-Oh Help, Jun 13, 2007
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  5. jcraig33

    jcraig33 Guest

    Our problem was that a group policy needed to be set. Without this group
    policy every domain user is treated as an admnistrator.
     
    jcraig33, Jun 13, 2007
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  6. jcraig33

    jcraig33 Guest

    Does anyone know exactly what server modifications and group policy settings
    are necessary in order to get a domain user to function properly in Vista
    Business. I still have standard users behaving as administrators.
     
    jcraig33, Jun 14, 2007
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  7. jcraig33

    jcraig33 Guest

    The solution to my problem was to create a password for the default local
    administrator. I could also have disabled the local administrator. Now the
    standard user functions normally.
     
    jcraig33, Jun 15, 2007
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