Vista Admin/User accts

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by TJenkins, Sep 6, 2007.

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    TJenkins Guest

    Stupid question of the day! Is there a way to eliminate the Administrator
    and User accounts and just turn on the computer and go to work? I am the
    only one using this computer and see absolutely no need for Administrator
    accounts, etc., but each time something pops up, I have to decide what I
    must do according to Vista. I am so sick of vista.
    TJenkins
     
    TJenkins, Sep 6, 2007
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    Malke Guest

    You absolutely do not want to have only one user account. Like XP and
    all other modern operating systems, Vista is a multi-user operating
    system with built-in system accounts such as Administrator, Default, All
    Users, and Guest. These accounts should be left alone as they are part
    of the operating system structure.

    You particularly don't want only one user account with administrative
    privileges on Vista because the built-in Administrator account (normally
    only used in emergencies) is disabled by default. In addition to the
    system accounts mentioned above, you should create at least three user
    accounts: one standard user account that you will use for your daily
    work and two administrative accounts for permissions and emergencies.

    If you want to go directly to the Desktop and skip the Welcome Screen
    with the icons of user accounts, you can do this the same way as in XP:

    Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh) -
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Autologon.htm


    Malke
     
    Malke, Sep 6, 2007
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    brink Guest

    TJenkins,

    You can enable the Built-in Administrator account in Vista. This is
    the one that you boot into Safe Mode with, and acts like the way XP did.
    You can see how to do it in this tutorial.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67567-administrator-account.html

    Shawn


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    brink, Sep 6, 2007
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    TJenkins Guest


    Thanks for reply. I went to auto login. I'll just have to live with it.
    TJenkins
     
    TJenkins, Sep 6, 2007
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    John Guest

    If you set up your user account as a member of the Administrators Group and
    want to get rid of the nag screen but not completely turn off UAC go to this
    reg key:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin"=dword:00000002
    "ConsentPromptBehaviorUser"=dword:00000001
    "EnableInstallerDetection"=dword:00000001
    "EnableLUA"=dword:00000001
    "EnableSecureUIAPaths"=dword:00000001
    "EnableVirtualization"=dword:00000001
    "PromptOnSecureDesktop"=dword:00000001
    "FilterAdministratorToken"=dword:00000000
    "LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy"=dword:00000001

    Now set the ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin value to zero (0) from 2 and the nag
    screen should go away.
     
    John, Sep 6, 2007
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  7. No, although you can create a user account and configure the computer
    to log in to it automatically.

    Windows 98 will behave the way you seem to want: with absolutely no
    security.


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