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perthy
18-07-2005, 01:33 AM
Can someone please explain to me why "all users in xp home ed. have admin
rights" when the Limited account clearly doesn't have admin rights. I'm
reading this on various websites but don't understand what they mean.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
18-07-2005, 02:03 AM
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"perthy" wrote:

| Can someone please explain to me why "all users in xp home ed. have admin
| rights" when the Limited account clearly doesn't have admin rights. I'm
| reading this on various websites but don't understand what they mean.

Al Romanosky
18-07-2005, 03:13 AM
There is no designation as "Administrator" in XP Home - Administrator
function is only available in safe mode. Group policy (gpedit.msc) is not
available in XP Home (as far as I know).

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perthy
18-07-2005, 08:23 PM
Yes I know administrator account is in safe mode but a new user is given
administrator - full Administrator privileges - as default. So at least at
the level of user accounts, less all the security of Xp Pro, xp home does
have admin accounts.

"Al Romanosky" wrote:

> There is no designation as "Administrator" in XP Home - Administrator
> function is only available in safe mode. Group policy (gpedit.msc) is not
> available in XP Home (as far as I know).
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> AL(KB3U) & Darlene Romanosky N. Ft.
> Myers, FL
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