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Hiding an active User Account in Windows 10?

Question: Hiding an active User Account in Windows 10?

Q. I am wondering if there is a way to actively hide a user account in Computer Management in Users without the account actually being disabled? So that basically unless you are actually signing into this account, nobody from the outside knows that the account exists.

Right-click this PC...
Manage...
Local Users and Groups...
Users...

Thanks for any answers.

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Hi there I am running windows 7 X64 and I am wanting to hide a user account

I am going away for a few days and want to disable or hide my account so it dosnt show up on our main computer.

Is there a way so it does not show on the login screen

I know you can do it to the guest account in XP

there are 2 administrators on the PC me and my partner I just want to hide it from the others

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Windows XP Media Edition, 2.0 GHZ chip, 896 MB Memory. Gateway PC.

I'm working on a PC with an Administrator account and a guest account. The Guest account started having problems with the Active Desktop, after downloading various programs in response to pop-ups stating there was malware on the PC and "this program" could remove it. None of the programs removed any malware. The Admin account had no problems with Active Desktop. The PC was also running very slow and had numerous pop-ups, with both Admin and User accounts.
I ran Norton 2003 and did not find any viruses on either account.
I ran Spybot S&D 1.5.2 on the Admin account, and found and removed 187 different forms of adware/malware. Spybot removed 170 on the first run and 17 more after being allowed to run after re-booting.
Both accounts have now been checked with Norton and show no viruses. Both accounts have also been re-checked with Spybot and Ad-Aware 2008 (free edition), and show no malware or adware. There are no more Pop-ups on either account, and the PC is no longer running slow.
The only problem left, so far, is that I cannot turn on Active Desktop on the User Account. When I go to Display Properties|Desktop, the background choices for the Desktop Wallpaper are "Greyed Out". The Admin account still has no problems with Active Desktop.

Can anyone advise on this situation ?

Thank you for any assistance.
Mark
[email protected]
 

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Active Directory user account issues on replication in Windows 2000 Server

I have two domain controllers replicating to each other. SRV-1 is my main domain controller while SRV-11 is my additional controller. When I create a user account on SRV-1 named "bsmith" is pops up on SRV-11 but the little face icon next to the name has a red/white "X" symbol on it. It appears to be disabled. However, the same account on SRV-1 where I originally created the account doesn't have the symbol. Vice versa happens when I create an account on SRV-11.

When I right-click on the account with the "X" icon I have an option labeled "disable account", but it appears to already be disabled from the way the icon looks. So I click on "disable account" option anyway and the icon stays the same. Next, I right-click again and this time I have the "enable account" option. When I click "enable account" the "X" disappears and the account appears to go back to normal.

Why is this happening? How come the account is getting disabled on the other server? Shouldn't it be enabled on all servers after creation? Also, why is it that I don't get the "enable account" option right off the bat when I right-click, instead of first having to click "disable account" in order to get the "enable account" option?

Thanks,
Jerry
 

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Hi there!
I formatted my PC with a boot disc a burnt.Ans when logging on , the loggin screen gave me " new user" instead of the old one.
Now in my pc , I have a total mess, EG several my doc. ,and problems in logging in games ...etc.
This account is an Admin one ,named Michel , which can be seen on documents , but never in .how can i delete ,the previous Michel Administrators.
 

Answer:a new user account messing with the active one

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Hi folks,

Need some help. I stupidly set the only active admin account to regular user (scenario 4 in this tutorial). Following the instructions to fix this doesn't work because everytime I try to do something I get a window that asks for a password for "ASP.NET Machine Account". I have no idea what the password for this account is and leaving it blank doesn't work. I have a standard login now that won't allow me to create a new account of any sort nor can I make changes to my standard user account without permission from the ASP.NET Machine Account.

Am I screwed?

*edit to add* This is on my Sony Vaio laptop running Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

Thanks,
Ron

Answer:Set the only active admin account to regular user

Hello RonM25,

Use this link and download the software. Burn it to a disc and insert it into your computer. Boot from CD, then it should be step by step following.

Good luck and let us know,
Ben

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I had to temporarily disable an account in my Windows Server 2003 Active Directory. After re-enabling the account, the user cannot login. I've changed his password and checked all his Member Folders, Permissions, etc and all seem correct. Obviously, I'm missing something. Any help?

Dave
 

Answer:Active Directory User Account Enable

I had the user must reset password on next login box checked. VPN authentication did not like this. I removed the check in the box and the user was able to login just fine.

Problem resolved.

Dave
 

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Hi,

I am trying to find a "hidden" user account in active directory and cannot find it. I have already selected Advanced Features and it still isn't locatable. I know the user exists and can see that the account has been used to login to pcs, but when searching active directory it doesn't show up except under administrators, where it is ghosted. It is listed under a hidden ou that used to be viewable. This is on a server running Server 2000. Any help would be so very much appreciated.
 

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In elevated command prompt Windows 8.1:
net user administrator /active:yes
but account doesn't show
 
Hi all,
 
Why does the Administrator account not show up on rebooting the computer and how can I make it appear?
 
thanks
 

Answer:net user administrator /active:yes but account doesn't show

That should have worked. Did you type CMD in the search box or Command? CMD is for 32bit commands and Command is for 16bit.

Type CMD in the search box Run As Administrator and try the command again. Then Reboot

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I want to activate the default Administrator account. After I enter the command "net user Administrator /active:yes", an administrator account named "admin", not "Administrator", appears. Since what I want is Administrator, not admin, I try to change account name from admin to Administrator. I get an error message saying the account name Administrator already exists. Where is it? I wonder.

Anyway, how do I activate the default administrator account Administrator? Thanks.

Answer:net user Administrator /active:yes activates account admin, not Admini

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

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First off I apologize if this isn't the proper place for this post. We have an active directory domain at the school corporation I work for. The elementary school's use a generic student account to login. All of the faculty members have their own accounts to login with. Every time we log in using a specific elementary school's generic account it creates two different user profiles. One user profile that is created is for the account we logged in to XP machine with. The other user profile that gets created is of the account that belongs to secretary at the same school of the generic login account we used to login with. I have tried use Google to find answers to no avail. Any help would be appreciated.

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I am setting up my own small network that include the following configuration :

Server : Windows 2000 Server with active directory
Clients : 5 clients

My question is :

Is there an easier way have the existing local account converted to active directory account.

Objective :

I want to be able to have the current user of the pc sign-on to an active directory account and be able to have all the access to the existing applications, email(outlook express), bookmarks etc. which have been there in the local pc before the active dierctory upgrade.

I found that once I log in the local pc to the active directory domain, everything start fresh. The "my document" is empty. Cant see all the setting/folders which have been set up before the conversion to active directory.

Appreciate any suggestion.

Thx
OzzieGUY
 

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Because I upgraded to Windows XP Home, I upgraded my WinFax Pro 10 to WinFax Pro 10.03.

All works fine, but there is one annoyance: When I click "print" in my word processor and specify WinFax, I get this message:

"WinFax is not active for this User Account. Please start the controller and try again."

Then I manually start the controller, and all proceeds normally.

I've tried WinFaxing from other programs, and the same thing happens.

As in my old WinFax setup, I don't start the WinFax controller at boot-up. In the old setup, the controller came up automatically whenever I started to send a fax. How do I make it do that in my new set-up?
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor LE-1300, AMD64 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2814 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294057 MB, Free - 240397 MB; D: Total - 11084 MB, Free - 1603 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, NARRA5
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2012, Updated and Enabled
Browser: Google Chrome

Greetings Tech Folks,

Today, for no apparent reason, when I click to activate a new or different window, it doesn't pop to the top as it always has in the past. For example, just now I clicked on one of the spreadsheets I keep open most of the time. It opened behind this one instead of in front, so I had to minimize this to see it. The last thing I downloaded was the AVG 2012 upgrade on April 1. Hoping it's something simple. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Active Window Suddenly Hiding

Try posting this question in windows 7 fourm. You will be noticed there.
 

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My 2nd wife has a Toshiba Win7 Pro, 64 bit, Satellite notebook, never in a domain. I originally set her up as Admin with no additional users. We want to change or hide her account while adding new admin account before sending/giving pc to my son who would not accept it with her info obviously on the machine. I'm worried about losing losing Win7 Pro[anytime uprade] functionality & Adobe Acrobat9 std & Office 2010 when I make changes? Can I safely do this? I can do have image bkups if I need to revert from changes.

Answer:Renaming Win 7 Pro admin [only user] or adding new user & hiding 1st.

Don`t rename her account, it will mess things up big time, just create another account and delete hers

He should just re install windows when he gets the pc.

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Suddenly, the Windows 7 doesn't allow me to access my Admin Account and showing error msg (The User Profile Service service failed to Logon). I am left with only the Guest Account with limited access.
I tried copying the cmd.exe, using Fix It Program, login through Safe Mode but all didn't work.
Would anyone help pls?
HMK

Answer:The User Profile (Administrator Account) Service failed to logon and then left with only Guest Account in Windows 7

Hi,

Occasionally, Windows might not read your user profile correctly, such as if your antivirus software is scanning your computer while you try to log on.
Please try restarting your computer and logging on with your user account again.

If the issue still persists, please restart in safe mode to log on with the built-in administrator account:
1. Restart your computer and hit F8 multiples times until you see a menu-like screen, if you see the Windows splash screen then repeat this step
2. Highlight and hit enter on Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Try logging in there.
3. If you are able to login, once a command prompt pops up, type: net user administrator password /active:yes (you can specify whatever password you want for the administrator
account.)
4. If you get a message saying "The command completed successfully", then restart your computer by typing: shutdown -r
5. Boot up again pressing F8, but this time choose just Safe Mode.
6. You will be able to login as Administrator with the password you set in Step 3.

Then try the following methods:
Method 1: Fix these user account profile on these computer

Method 2: Log on to Windows and copy your data to a new account
Method 3: Delete the error SID and create a new profile
For the detailed information, please refer to this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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Hello everybody,

I have realized that all the laptops I installed Windows 10 in the last year (several family laptops) are running with Microsoft-Accounts which are Admin-Accounts. Now I read that this is a serious security issue. I would like to change these MS-Admin-Accounts into MS-Limited-User-Accounts?

But how?

And next question: Should I set up for every laptop then a local admin-account?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Hutson

Answer:Windows 10: How change account from admin into limited user account?

As long as you have not disabled UAC, User Account Control, or invoked the hidden full administrator, then your users are actually running as standard users and will be prompted before performing any Admin level tasks - you can if you wish create a standard user on each of the systems in addition to the administrator, but this will not provide much better security and is likely to generate complaints from the users as they will have to set-up the accounts again to how they want them.

If you have any youngsters that you wish to protect further there is Microsoft Family Safety as an option

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Hello everybody,

I have realized that all the laptops I installed Windows 10 in the last year (several family laptops) are running with Microsoft-Accounts which are Admin-Accounts. Now I read that this is a serious security issue. I would like to change these MS-Admin-Accounts into MS-Limited-User-Accounts?

But how?

And next question: Should I set up for every laptop then a local admin-account?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Hutson

Answer:Windows 10: How change account from admin into limited user account?

As long as you have not disabled UAC, User Account Control, or invoked the hidden full administrator, then your users are actually running as standard users and will be prompted before performing any Admin level tasks - you can if you wish create a standard user on each of the systems in addition to the administrator, but this will not provide much better security and is likely to generate complaints from the users as they will have to set-up the accounts again to how they want them.

If you have any youngsters that you wish to protect further there is Microsoft Family Safety as an option

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my context menu is hiding behind the active window. wondering how to fix this.

here's an example of what i see in the image below:
my mouse left-clicked on "RiDDiCK" in the AFK channel. then, i right-click while i'm in that position. notice the context menu is hidden behind the active window. the same thing happens on firefox as you can see below:

in the above image, notice how the mouse has left-clicked on the yellow folder "Bookmarks" in the bookmark toolbar. now if you look all the way at the bottom of this image, you can see the very last few bookmarks. the rest of the bookmarks under "Bookmark" are hidden.

any idea how to fix?

Answer:context menu hiding behind active window

I would start with a SFC /Scannow in an elevated command window. If this started suddenly, you could go back to a Restore Point. Also, a deep scan for malware may be called for.

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Guys I have done this in the past but cannot recall how and don't want to botch.

I had hoped Windows 10 corrected the "rename user account" function but nope. I renamed a User Account due to conflict on the LAN [same name, same spelling] and sure enough, now I have two names for the account, one a slightly hidden original name, and permissions issues. To rid it, I will create an all new Administrator account, move everything over, and demolish the old.
How to do? the docs/files are easy... the settings for apps etc are not as I recall

thx

Answer:Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Don't even try would be my recommendation.

Make a new Admin account and copy your documents. Set everything else up from scratch.

Most applications will store their stuff in %localappdata% but unless you have some specific app (Windows Live Mail or Outlook or something) tht you must move it would be much better not to try to move things.

If there is something specifically you want to move then ask about that - I've moved the 2 I mention above, for sure someone else has moved something else.

Generally it will be quicker (and cleaner) to start from scratch than trawl though everything hoping to make sure you moved the lot. You'll only end up missing some odd directory and it will not work.

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Guys I have done this in the past but cannot recall how and don't want to botch.

I had hoped Windows 10 corrected the "rename user account" function but nope. I renamed a User Account due to conflict on the LAN [same name, same spelling] and sure enough, now I have two names for the account, one a slightly hidden original name, and permissions issues. To rid it, I will create an all new Administrator account, move everything over, and demolish the old.
How to do? the docs/files are easy... the settings for apps etc are not as I recall

thx

Answer:Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Don't even try would be my recommendation.

Make a new Admin account and copy your documents. Set everything else up from scratch.

Most applications will store their stuff in %localappdata% but unless you have some specific app (Windows Live Mail or Outlook or something) tht you must move it would be much better not to try to move things.

If there is something specifically you want to move then ask about that - I've moved the 2 I mention above, for sure someone else has moved something else.

Generally it will be quicker (and cleaner) to start from scratch than trawl though everything hoping to make sure you moved the lot. You'll only end up missing some odd directory and it will not work.

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Good evening from Graz,

i have quite a strange problem on my personal pc since the last few days. I cannot login to my useraccount(which has a transparent picture at the logon screen since a few days).
I have just one workarround: if i login with my adminaccount and logoff, the userpicture of my privateaccount appears again and the login is possible.

What could this problem be related to?

greetings
Nico Müller
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 User Account Problem(Transparent User Picture)

Good morning,

solved it. Disabled the admin account, and removed the pw of my useraccount.
Kind a strange problem indeed, but seems to be solved.

Thanks anyway,
Nico
 

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I tried to see Skype Video on Windows 10. Huge mistake.
It asked me for a Windows Account. (I just finished understanding what Google Account means).
I happened to have a Windows Account. I entered it and it accepted it.
It then asked that I must also change the password that I use for my profile on my desktop.
I obliged and sacrificed my simple password as it required a strong password.
So now I have a Windows password and my strong user profile password.
I rebooted. Big headache for the past two hours.
Neither passwords worked to let me in my profile (which has Administrator privilege).
I logged in as Administrator, went to Control Panel, Users accounts, hoping that being logged in as Local Admin, I can change the password of my profile. I can see my profile user account, but there is no way to change its password, only to delete or change to ordinary user.
I changed my Windows account password via my mobile.
Still, I can't log in to my profile.
Would somebody kindly help? or should I just dump Windows 10 and move on to Mac?

Answer:New Windows Account changed my local User account can't log in

ikhadduri said:

I tried to see Skype Video on Windows 10. Huge mistake.
It asked me for a Windows Account. (I just finished understanding what Google Account means).
I happened to have a Windows Account. I entered it and it accepted it.
It then asked that I must also change the password that I use for my profile on my desktop.
I obliged and sacrificed my simple password as it required a strong password.
So now I have a Windows password and my strong user profile password.
I rebooted. Big headache for the past two hours.
Neither passwords worked to let me in my profile (which has Administrator privilege).
I logged in as Administrator, went to Control Panel, Users accounts, hoping that being logged in as Local Admin, I can change the password of my profile. I can see my profile user account, but there is no way to change its password, only to delete or change to ordinary user.
I changed my Windows account password via my mobile.
Still, I can't log in to my profile.
Would somebody kindly help? or should I just dump Windows 10 and move on to Mac?



Hi ikhadduri and welcome to Tenforums.

You say you can log in as an administrator - can you perform a System Restore to get things back the way they were?

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I tried to see Skype Video on Windows 10. Huge mistake.
It asked me for a Windows Account. (I just finished understanding what Google Account means).
I happened to have a Windows Account. I entered it and it accepted it.
It then asked that I must also change the password that I use for my profile on my desktop.
I obliged and sacrificed my simple password as it required a strong password.
So now I have a Windows password and my strong user profile password.
I rebooted. Big headache for the past two hours.
Neither passwords worked to let me in my profile (which has Administrator privilege).
I logged in as Administrator, went to Control Panel, Users accounts, hoping that being logged in as Local Admin, I can change the password of my profile. I can see my profile user account, but there is no way to change its password, only to delete or change to ordinary user.
I changed my Windows account password via my mobile.
Still, I can't log in to my profile.
Would somebody kindly help? or should I just dump Windows 10 and move on to Mac?

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Hello.

Since I bought this computer, I've had issues. I started by creating a user with my personal email address, but then thought I wanted it for work so I deleted the Microsoft account associated with that email and created another with my work email. However, I've noticed that some of the apps aren't working correctly and needed to use my personal email again. For awhile, Microsoft accounts wouldn't allow deleted accounts from coming back but it appears it's working now.
So, now I have a Microsoft account with my personal email address but the primary user on my PC is still associated with the work Microsoft account. I can't find a way to change this and it's causing problems since that email doesn't exist anymore. Is there any way to change the Microsoft account that's associated with a single user?
The only other thing I could think of would be to create a new user, promote to admin, and swap everything over manually before completely removing the user associated with my old work email. I tried this, but when attempting to log into the new user it says "cannot login, please visit accounts.live.com to fix the issue". However, whenever I go there and log into the new users account, there's no instruction on what to do or any indication that there's something wrong.
So, I need to be able to do one of two things:
1) Switch the Microsoft account associated with the primary user on this PC or,
2) Find out how to log into the new user's account without any i... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 User Account/Microsoft Account Issues...

As far as the Metro Apps go, I'd try uninstalling them and then reinstalling them.

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I need to add another standard user. I have one admin account and one standard user.

After adding the second standard account name and password on Control Panel
I get the confirmation that the new user can now sign in.

However,I get this famous message that the profile service cannot open.

I looked into C:users and find
Default.migrated
Default
Public
Administrator
First standard user

But not the newly created user account. Nor can I find it in the Registry ProfileService.

Why does Window lye to me saying the new user account is available but it did not create it?

Answer:Added user account Windows does not create user profile

Did you sign out of your account and then try to sign in to the new one?
The new user folder won't be created until you sign in and set up the account.

User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8

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Is there a fix for Unlocking AD User Account in Windows7 so I do not I have to use WindowsXP AD to unlock the User Account?  Is there a fix and/or update for fixing this problem?
Your help will ge greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Fred

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I have a Vista 32 system that has some corruption. Several things like the NET v2.0 framework do not work correctly and it does not do a Windows update without an error. Basically, I know some corruption must exist in the registry.

I have a new drive that I restored a backup from way back when the system was working OK. Naturally there are programs and files that need to be updated. I will have to reinstall the programs that did not exist on the old backup, but I was hoping I could restore my user account profile "in bulk" without just moving individual files. Is there anything wrong with deleting the whole content of the restored user account profile and replacing it with my present profile?

Answer:replacing a restored user account from backup with present user account

You could use Windows Easy Transfer, I will be back with more information.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

You can also, just back up your files etc and then restore them to the new account.

You have to be careful with anything that you do, to be sure that the corruption is not transferred.

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I am trying to create a non admin user account, which I know how to do the simple way, however I have been using the admin user account for a while now however I want to transfer/copy program setting, etc to this knew user account.

so I want to: create a non admin user account which is duplicate of the current existing admin account but from her on to install software etc I install under admin account.

I am using Vista too

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
David Lambie
 

Answer:How do I copy existing admin user account to normal user account

I would
> Create the new profile with admin privileges
> Transfer stuff things to the new profile (see here)
> Then remove admin privilege from the new account
 

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My folders and files in C:/users/myname/ can be viewed and accessed from the Guest user account. How do I stop this?
 

Answer:Files in my user account can be accessed from guest user account in VISTA

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hi

how can it be?

a standar user turns the pc on, goes to her account and turns the general volume down and then turns the pc off

i go later turn the pc on , go to my account and i have the volume down too

why???????????????????

Answer:1 user account urns down the volume and my user account gets affected

That is how Windows seems to work. I have three users on my system, and if I adjust the volume with one, the other two are affected. I did find this: How do I keep individual user volume settings on my computer?

Maybe it will help you. I will also ask others to take a look.

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Hi,

We are creating a PDF file in login user's local application folder (C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\folder1) through a custom .Net application and displaying the created pdf file in application.

The above functionality is working for users who are part of domain and added to local vista machine as users (both for administrator and standard user accounts).
The same is not working for local users (both administrator and standard user accounts created in vista box).

File is getting created for any user under their local appdata folder and can able to open from that location, but not displaying from app in case of local system users (admin or standard type).

Can anyone help me what security settings differ between domain users vs local users in vista business 32 bit OS?

Thanks
Padmaja

Answer:domain account user vs local account user in vista

Policy that is actually causing the problem (or lack thereof) is corresponds to Internet Options control panel, Connections tab, Lan Settings button: Use Automatic Configuration settings.
Having this turned on causes IE to load a configuration file prepared by IT department which makes a whole lot of configuration changes to IE, including remapping the security zones. We can test this by unchecking this option (the default state).
Since the machine is in domain and since we are testing with domain users accounts, I have monitored domain controller pushing down a bunch of policy settings which relax the IE security settings, causing the reports to display.
First, domain settings will resync over time and this checkbox will keep getting turned back on automatically. So you can?t really turn this off, it won?t stay off. I would feel better just testing local accounts, but since the computer is also a member of the domain, machine-specific policies are applied by the domain as well.

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I have a user with a machine that was setup with Win 8.1 Home. The machine has been upgraded to 8.1 Pro and joined to a domain (WinSrv 2003). I need to get the conten/configuration from their old local machine user profile to their new domain user profile. I tried to copy the contents of their ../users/<name>/.. folder from the local user profile to the new domain user profile (after they had logged in once, and then logged off). This did not work. When I did the copy, I grabbed all files, including hidden...was that my mistake, or is the issue broader?

In the end....they want their old stuff and configuration under their new credentials/profile.

Thanks!

-Nick

Answer:Merge Domain User Account with Local User Account

There are 4 conventional ways of accomplishing this task.

Option 1: Simply copy My Documents, Favorites, Desktop items from one to the other. You will have to setup program options again, may or may not be a big deal

Option 2: Use the Windows Easy Transfer option. Explained here. Vista & Win7 local to domain profile migration

Option 3: Use the Copy To Feature in User Profiles, explained here: Copy a user profile. The steps are outlined for different versions of Windows, but they work the same in Windows 8.

Option 4: Use the User State Migration Tool. User State Migration Tool 4.0 User's Guide. Here is a link to a video on using the USMT. User State Migration Tool in Windows 7 - Install | TechNet

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I have a Dell XPS 9100 with Windows 7 Prof. I am using the user account made during the initial bootup of the new computer, to make the desired settings and adding software installations. However after I finish with the initial tweaking, I will reduce the account privileges from Administrator to Standard user level. However, before I change the account level, I will make another user account with administrator user level.

Is there a way to have the new user account have the same settings as the initial user account when it is Simimade, such as copying, etc? I am not looking forward to manually making all of the sames changes/settings that I have made in the initial bootup user account, to the new user account with administrator privileges.

I would very much appreciate any suggestions regarding the above. Thanks Sam

Answer:Creating a New User Account Similar to an Existing User Account

Hello Scams,

About as close as you can get to this would be to create a new administrator account with the name you like, then copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.

It will copy most of your settings, like your Start Menu shortcuts, to the new account, but items stored in the registry, like your desktop background, would have to be reset again.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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OS: Windows 7
CPU: Intel i5-2410m
Mem: 4 GB

When using Windows 7, it randomly goes to the lock screen during an active session. This has been the case on multiple computers running Windows 7. Immediateness proceeding the lockout the screen flashes black and than shows the login screen.

All of the external hardware is the same, one computer was a desktop, one is a laptop.

Answer:Windows 7 randomly Locks active user out

I'm not sure what would cause it, but that is the same behavior I would expect on a server when someone connects to it by RDP.

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I know how to activate the 'hidden by default' administrator account in Vista, but I want to have it activated but hidden so it's only available in safe mode (the same way that XP did it). So is this possible & how do I do it?"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

Answer:Hiding the Administrator account.

Correct........so you hide the admin account.net user administrator /active:noNow it's gone, does not show up on any menu. So now John wants to go use the admin account in safe mode. So you tap F8 for safe mode options, and pick Boot to command prompt. At the command prompt net user administrator /active:yes, it will say whether it completed successful, reboot and now you will be able to log it under the admin account in safe mode, you can hide it again when you are finished. So this will cause you 1 extra step of booting to cmd prompt first. Let me know if you find a better way.

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please help... the other day my sister opened two new accounts in our computer, one for her(admin) and one guest account, with the admin's(original), 3 altogether user account. i was installing new softwares using her account but when i re-boot the computer, the admin account disappeared. it was password protected and hers isn't. anyway, i restore the computer and was able to get the admin account back... and then i changed the admin's account to hers (name, password, etc.) and the new account to mine. and then it happened again. when i re-boot the system, the computer went to log-on directly to my account and hers(original) disappeared. only this time i can't use system restore anymore. i looked at computer management and hers(original) is still there... but i don't know what to do. please help... thank you.
 

Answer:hiding administrator account

Is the actual name of the admin account "Administrator"? If so, Windows might be hiding it on purpose for security reasons. Try creating an account with your name or a nickname and give yourself administrative rights. If you need to get back into this admin account to do that you can boot in Safe Mode (press F8 key before windows startup) and Administrator will show up then.
 

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Unsure if this is the right area for this or not this is my first thread about a server, but I'm running this in my home, and was just about to start setting up my users for logons to the server blah blah blah, and I'm getting this error, heres 3 pictures in exact sequence of what comes up.

If more information is needed please let me know and I will provide, I've done a lot of googling and not really seeing anything, just seeing that some peoples "IDEAS" are repairing windows but that can mean 1 of 1,000,000 things, this is a fresh install, and I've tried another disc, same thing. Any input would be excellent. Thanks

Comes up as soon as I try to start the wizard.

Answer:Windows Server 2008 : Active User Problem

Try a reinstall of the OS. Something didn't install right. That or try to run dcpromo from run. But you need that to set up AD.

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OS: Windows 7 Pro x64

I get this message when I mstsc (RDP) to a remote machine (several machines all experiencing the same issue):
"There is an active user logged into this system. Please do not try to log into this system..."
How can I remove this message?

Clicking OK gets me to the remote desktop. The "User" stated is actually me under another account named "H1339", but I do click Log Off when I log out (not
disconnect).
I have looked at the processes and services but nothing is running under "H1339", yet I still get that message every time I log in.
I open up task manager > Users tab, I only see myself, not user H1339, even
though I still got the same message when I logged in. Under Processes >
Show All processes from all users --> shows no H1339 processes. However, same message appears when I logged in. It's odd.

Any ideas? Suggestions? Please.
Thank you

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Question: Hiding User

I want to make a computer for my kids to play on. I was wondering if it is possible to hide my admin account and logon my own way, yet the kids (who are young) can still point and click their account?

Answer:Hiding User

Why would you have to hide the account? Just password protect it. They wont know the password and cant logon.

Plus no there is no way to hide an account an logon a different way. What you see is what you get. There is no super secret logon or additional logon screens for Windows.

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In XP, is there a way to hide thing from the Guest account? I would like the Guest to only have access to the ICONS I put on the desktop (IE, Word, Excel). No access to C drive, control panel etc.
 

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Is there a way to do this? Last week, I set a new XP machine and stupidly left the user account set up as an administrator. I go back to the machine today, and the Administrator account doesn't show up on the Welcome screen. It's still there because I can see it when I go into My Computer/Manage but I can't see how to get it to show up on that funky XP windows screen. I've set it back to the "classic" log in screen now and made myself another admin account and taken away the user's admin rights but I would like to give the admin account a password and figure out why it doesn't show up on the Welcome/login screen.

BTW, this user knows enough to be dangerous (she has XP at home) and probably hid the admin account so her people wouldn't try to log in to it. Our company deals mostly with win2000 still and I don't know that much about XP yet.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Hiding Administrator account at Welcome screen?

Give this a shot

Link
 

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Where can I find and download Active Directory for User and computers for Windows 7?  We are currently Using Windows 7 Enterprise with Active Directory installed.  We just need to  find the right module to install AD
onto another computer for use.
Thanks,
Fred Tarpley
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District of Columbia Government
Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs (DCRA)

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hey everyone, i got a little question for you guys. my friend asked me this and i couldnt think of an answer for him so i told him i would "research and see what i can find". well google gave me no answers yet so here it goes. he says he wants to know if there is a way to hide a user from being seen on a wireless network. by that i mean hide a computer from being seen on the workgroup, network neighborhood, My Network Places, etc? im sure there is probably a command to do so... or possibly a registry setting? thanks.

-Max-
 

Answer:Hiding user from XP network?

Does this have anything to do with leeching bandwidth off of someone's wireless network?
 

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I have an admin profile and a user profile, to save me the trouble of booting into safemode for administrative things, and i was wondering if its possible to have an account hide or something. Rather like the administrative profile is and yes, i know its rather redundant but i now realize i might be better off just hiding it.
 

Answer:Hiding user accounts in xp pro

http://www.petri.co.il/hide_a_user_from_the_welcome_screen_in_windows_xp.htm
 

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Hello all and happy holidays!

Right now I have 2 users on Vista each without Admin permissions. The problem is, when logged on to one of the accounts, I can still see the other user's folders and everything in it in the main drive. I took note that this wasn't present earlier on, but now it won't go away with the problem. We do however, know the password admin for whenever we want to install programs and such. I believe this might trigger it to automatically enable this feature?

Anyone have any clue as to what it could be? Might be an option, but I've tried researching that to no avail. Any help would be appreciated, and thanks.
 

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Hi
In A domain environment when i rest a user password from active directory users and computers he is unable to login to Windows with new password. He is configured to login through wifi And we are using single sign on in the wifi settings. This issue is only affecting few users. connection to company wifi network is authenticated through 802.1x. so we manualy create a wifi profile for 802.1x .


At the dual login screen the new credentials (we are using active directory credentials for wifi since it's 802.1x) are entered. First it spits an error that unable to connect to wifi. Then windows spits an error of invalid user name or password.

If we enter the old credentials at login in both wifi access and windows access we are able to login to Windows (it logs in with Cached credentials) but I it obviously is unable to connect to wifi network.

The user is a member of wifi group so he has access to wifi and he can access wifi through his iPhone.


Also another observation is that if I login with his Cached credentials and configure a wifi profile /connection using his new (reseted password) password windows spits an error that cannot connect to the network.

So the core issue is that after reseting his password from active directory users and computers he cannot connect to wifi through windows.






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Hi, This is joel, i'm using windows 10 from last 1month.I added a user account for others but when tried to login it says "user account couldn't loaded. Except admin account, other user account couldn't be accessed.

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I have recently begun experiencing this problem after updating to Windows 8.1 (although I'm not sure that it's directly related to the update).  I see that similar questions have been asked on other forums, but I see none for 8.1.
The best way to describe the problem is this: while using a particular window (such as a browser window or word processor window), the window will randomly become inactive. Sometimes it will switch back to being active automatically, other times I have to manually click back into the window to use it again.  This is especially frustrating when trying to type or use drop-down menus.  As I type this question I am constantly clicking back into the browser window to keep it active.  The problem appears not to be specific to any particular program or internet browser, but occurs for any window that I happen to be using. 
I don't know if this is relevant, but the activity of one particular background process appears to correlate with the timing of the problem. The process, "HPConnectedRemoteService", is continually appearing and disappearing from the Task Manager. It appears, increases gradually to about 20% CPU, then disappears.  Any given active window will become inactive when "HPConnectedRemoteService" reaches about 20% CPU. Again, I do not know for sure if this process is involved with the problem though. Attached are several screenshots of the processes running, in case they can aid in solving this.
Would really appreci... Read more

Answer:Active Window/Program Switches Randomly Without User Prompt (Windows 8.1)

Welcome,
What is your security software? Is it current and have you run any scans?
Keep us posted

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When I try to log onto my user account I click on it and the computer shuts down, no error message. I can log into the administrator account, it's protected by a password. I have nortons and malwarebytes and have run them both with no malware detected. I also tried system restore but all of my restore points are gone. So, what next? Thanks

Answer:I click on user account and it (user account) shuts down

Have you tried creating a new user account?

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Hi!
I would like to know if its possible to hide installed application shortcuts for different users. If I try to delete them, it asks for administrator privileges. Once it gets permission, it deletes the shortcut from all users on the computer. How can I just make it hide or delete for a single user and leave all the other accounts intact?
Thanks!

Answer:Hiding Application Shortcuts Per User

Hello Tysweat, and welcome to Vista Forums.

If you mean in the Start Menu, there are two Start Menu folders. One shared by all users, and one for each user account. You could copy the shortcuts into the "specific user" Start Menu folder for each user you want to have the shortcut, then delete them in the "all users" Start Menu" folder.

Start Menu - Shortcuts

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi

I rent my laptop out for wireless cctv use. I have set up two user accounts,my own(administrator) and another which I call video. My account is protected via a password so the renters can only use video. When they open the video account I dont want them having internet access but cant seem to delete explorer without deleting it from the whole computer. Basically, I want to have net access when logged in as administrator but dont want anyone else having net access when the laptop is out on rental. Can i password protect explorer? Or delete it from a specific user account?

I have windows XP on a 05 HP Presario. I'm also a mac user most of the time hence the complete lack of any PC knowledge.Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Hiding explorer in user accounts

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I use Windows XP pro on a FAT32
I've activated guest account in 'users' to limit access to my files. But guests can still access my documents through start button>my computer>*drive
I can not make any folder private because I'm not using NTFS formatting.

My question: is there a way to hide the start button itself in guest account only, without hiding it in my account as admin? I want to limit a guest's access to only the icons I leave for him on the desktop.
 

Answer:hiding start button for guest user

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Hi all,

I am absolutely desperate for help as I fear I have completely wrecked (by accident) my brand new laptop.

It's a Sony Vaio E Series (Buy Sony E Series 4GB 500GB 15.5 Inch Laptop - White at Argos.co.uk - Your Online Shop for Laptops and netbooks.)

This morning my bookmarks tab/button had completely vanished from Firefox (running 19.0.2). I was browsing through Mozilla's own help section and found instructions about deleting or altering a specific file in the AppData folder. It said you had to check a box to unhide the file, to do this you did something with the username for your computer i.e. c:\windows\user\abc

I made a mistake and checked the hidden box which then hid everything for my user; downloads, music, pictures, videos etc

I found out how to show hidden folders and after unchecking the hidden box I still found all the individual files inside hidden, so I made a copy of my user folder and copied it into my C drive and then rebooted in safe mode to see if the copy folder was unhidden, it wasn't. So I deleted the copied folder of my user and rebooted.

I did a system restore and eventually found how to unhide everything individually from a website through the folder options menu's.

However this is where the big issues started. Firstly, I could not download anything at all using I.E and my downloads folder had vanished, so I could not re-download Firefox. I tried everything and it still doesn't download anything.

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Answer:Complete Meltdown After Hiding User Folder

Try a sfc/scannow. Its a system file check, it will find and attempt to repair any system files. Just click on the blue link. SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If this doesn't work a repair installation may be needed, but we'll cross that bridge when/if we need to.

Ccleaner is an outstanding program, I use it myself several times a day, and highly recommended but you have to be extremely careful with ANY registry "fixes". Especially if you're not sure of what you're doing.

Welcome to the forums by the way!

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I went to view my sons internet activity (history) when I clicked on the links, it pulled up various images that I know is NOT what he was viewing ( fox news logo, photos of people in magazines, etc) Is there a program that exchanges the content that was actually viewed or sites actually visited?

Answer:Hiding user's Internet session history

What makes you think he wasn't viewing those sites? Clicking on the Links in the browser history will take you to the websites that were visited. id10t

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hello helpful peoples,

today I started up my HP laptop, which I have had about 1 year and 1 month working fine with windows 8.

But today my only account name, which is an admin account, looks like a new user profile, there are only installed apps icons.
Any user data or documents pictures, videos, music, browser favourites have gone. There is quite a few gig of these :cry

the scenario on start-up is as follows;
I use my 24" hd tv for this laptop screen, I started laptop, turned on hdtv which was on tv channel mode. After a minute or so I pressed space bar and typed in my password.

I watched tv for another few seconds then thought laptop would be at start screen after login (that's the normal win8 start screen after logging in with all the apps showing).

However, this is where the fun begins.
I was still at password login screen,hmm, After I used my e-mail password to login, the screen said "Hi getting things started or similar, then went on to say about putting cursor to top corner of the screen..hmm..

I thought I better lets this run its course and not turn off laptop otherwise I might just corrupt windows or something..

Long story short - after about 5mins I was presented with the regular win 8 default type / touch screen icon showing programs apps etc..

Although all my user data was gone, desktop icons relating to user and music photos docs browser favourites history and browser was also bing - I use google by default and win Me... Read more

Answer:Windows 8!! like a new user account!

ISSUE REOLVED

had to go to lunch, had time to think a lil more about this one, checked user accounts / sure enough was extra account, which was made today, having to use my email account and password to login threw me a lil.

turns out was just another pebkau
problem exists between keyboard and user :-o

laters :wave
 

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hey guys, i havent been on here in a while.
so i got this new client who has what I thought was a corrupt user account. they have 2 accounts on their computer and the main account no longer has desktop icons, wallpaper, and the task manager has been disabled. i am stumped at this point. i tried copying the account to a new account but that failed and i ran malwarebytes to no end. At this point i'm stumped and need help. I have included a hijackthis! log for someone to look over and see if there is any malware or spyware or even viruses running that may be causing this. thanks in advance for any help!

HIJACKTHIS! Log File:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:02:32 PM, on 6/24/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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Hello, I've been using XP SP 3, but I don't know how to make this (in user account)  Look like the usually XP look Thanks!

Answer:User account in Windows XP

Right-click on your desktop and choose "Properties". What theme is listed there?If "Windows classic", change it to "Windows XP".

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Just like the topic says. I wanna be able to configure certain programs (mainly AOL Instant Messanger) to work on only one user account, and make the program invisible to all the other users.

Is it possible with Windows XP?
 

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I created a new user account for my son and when he tries to sign on it says Welcome and then immediately says Signing Off and hes off!

Answer:Why can't I log into a new user account in Windows 10?

Remove the account and add another one

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I recently recovered my pc... but left my user account password protected. normally you can just copy the data into a new folder to solve the problem, but since it was password protected that method will not work. I just wanted to know if any of you know a way that I can salvage my account. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Answer:Windows XP USer Account

Microcenter uses a software to decrypt your password.. im not sure whats the software is called but they decrypted my dads laptop drive and backed it up to a cd for him.

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It's still happening here is a pic of what it says when I re-start my pc I have had it for 3yrs

Answer:The bad windows 7 user account

Does it proceed past that screen? How long have you been getting this screen? What did you do just prior to getting this screen?

Work through disinfection and Startup Repair steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

If Startup Repair will not sort it out you can copy out your files if necessary to run Acer eRecovery or get a superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for Recovery media and Restoring a system to factory load

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There are 3 user accounts on our computer, when  one user deletes an icon from their desktop it deletes it from all users desktops, it only started doing this when we reformatted the hard drive. any help on how to fix this problem. would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Help with user account on Windows XP

Out of the three accounts...change them through Control Panel/User Accounts and only allow one as the Adminstrator.  Set the others to limited account status.If you don't...you'll find yourself missing a lot more than a desktop shortcut.Good luck!

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I have downloaded windows 10 and set up my user account and tried to add family but on the email it says account activated but when I go to the family user page no one is there. So start adding family again and it says this person in part of your family. I feel like getting rid. Please can anyone help.

Answer:windows 10 user account not there

What E-mail?
What/where is the family user page?
Where are you adding family?

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I have laptop. I am using on win 7, where I do not want to crowd my admin account with various user software.

I have separate user for USERSOFTWARE. I installed the software under this user (USE_ACC) with short cut. When ever I run the program after logging into (USE_ACC), it says "Do you want to allow the program to make changes ........?"
And prompt for admin password to run the program every time.

If we install this software in admin account, it will not prompt for admin password, but it is not a good idea on maintenance perspective.

How do we make this work with other account (USE_ACC) without admin prompt?

I did search on google, they suggest disabling security function (UAC). It is not a good one either.

Did you come across this?

Do you use win 7 with admin account and user account basis?

Answer:Windows 7 - user account

I turn off the user account control on every pc I build. Never had an issue.

What do you mean by usersoftware ?

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I am facing this problem... "All Heil Windows 10!!!" I log on at my administrator account, to add a new one (because my previous account went corrupted in 10 days) and move on, erasing my past one. At All Settings -> Accounts -> Other Users, When i click on the Add someone else on this PC, the cursor seems to load, but doesnt respond afterwards. I can only add a user from cmd. Windows 10 is a big fail -_- All these features, and they are all buggy. I can only control my windows from Run & CMD

Answer:Windows 10 won't let me Add a new account User

Hello Ntinos, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you like, you might consider doing a repair install of Windows 10 to hopefully sort your issues without losing anything.

Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

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Ok, if you need more info just ask but here is my situation:

1) I have a box with XP Pro on it
2) I have an admin account
3) I have a personal account (Admin Rights)

Randomly my personal account just dissappears and i can only login as admin. When i try to recreate my personal account it says it already exists. Teh Suck. After a day or two my personal account will be available again.

Any help?
 

Answer:Windows XP - User Account's

Disappaears from the welcome screen, or the account is completely gone from the system?
 

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I have a PC with Windows XP. It has been sitting in the closet, and now I would like to use the PC. The problem is that I do not remember the user account password.

Does anyone know a simple way to reset the user account password?
 

Answer:Windows XP User Account

Are you able to get on any account at all or do you only have one account?
 

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in windows 10 one can use either local or Microsoft account . which is the preferable account to use ?

Answer:user account windows 10

Hello and welcome to Ten Forums

This tutorial has a good comparison of the local vs the Microsoft account:

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

I use a Microsoft account because of the way it syncs my settings automatically across all the PCs I use.

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How do i restore ( retrieve) an accidentally deleted user account in windows xp including all file associations?
 

Answer:User Account in Windows xp

You may be able to get it back using system restore.

System Restore is usaully best run in Safe Mode. Tap away at f8 as you start the PC to enter Windows Recovery Console. Use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode and hit enter. When this has loaded, from the Start Menu, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools and launch System Restore. Pick a restore point before the account was deleted and then proceed with the restore process. When complete, Windows will reboot as normal.
 

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hi.
First of all i do not have a windows disk.
I tryed safe mode but i dont know my administrator account eather
But i have forgoten my password
Pelase help

Answer:Cannot log into my Windows 7 user account

Try this:

System Repair Disc - Create

User Account Password - Change from WinRE

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...tem-rescue-cd/

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

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Hi, I have Xp 64 bit on my laptop. I am unable to access User Accounts via control panel and cannot setup a password as a result. When I say I cannot access it, I double click on it, and nothing happens. Tried Everything. Laptop is an hp compaq nx6325, AMD Turion X2.
 

Answer:Windows XP x64 User Account

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short version:

I do not have my password for the admin acccount but i am logged in. how do I change the password for my admin account for windows xp pro? i dun have my old password, forgot it, can't find the person who made it. btw it IS my computer.

long version:

I am using windows xp pro..... when i got my computer, computer adminstrator account has a password for it and i didn't need to type in the password in order to login everytime i reboot the computer.. but just recently my brother keeps logging on my computer and going through my personal stuff & actually screwed up my programs actually... while i am in class. i want my privacy dam it. but the person who installed windows for me...set a password for it so if I log off or change the login-settings to password is required. i have to type the password for it to log in. happened a couple of times actually i hit the log off button by accident and i couldn't log in O_O so i just hit the reset button on my case to log in. so the problem is... i can't find that person who installed the windows for me therefore i can't contact him to get the password.. sooo how do i remove or change the password for my adminstrator account. i saw him do it once he went into safe mode or something..but that was like..a couple of years ago.. i dun remember... thanks in advance...i need help.......!
 

Answer:Windows XP Pro User Account

This will only work if the account you are currently logged into has administrator access-

Go to start, go to run, type "control userpasswords2" (no quotes), hit OK.

Highlight the account in question, hit "reset password".

You might need to uncheck "users must enter a user name and password" to do this, be sure to re-check it if you want that feature turned back on.

Hope this helps, and be carefull not to accidentally lock yourself out!
 

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My computer has Windows XP- for some reason I am unable to log on to any of the user accounts. I know I am typing inthe correct password- I have been using it for the past seven months. Is there a way to reset my password or overide it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:windows xp user account

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in windows 10 one can use either local or Microsoft account . which is the preferable account to use ?

Answer:user account windows 10

Hello and welcome to Ten Forums

This tutorial has a good comparison of the local vs the Microsoft account:

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10

I use a Microsoft account because of the way it syncs my settings automatically across all the PCs I use.

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I am trying to add an account for my kids to access the computer however everytime I go to add a family member, the window pops up and says "something went wrong try agiain or select cancel to set up your device later."  (See image below)  I try to add a non family member account and get the same result.  Any ideas?-Thomas

Answer:I cannot add a user account to my Windows 10

Hello, On Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional editions:Select the Start button, then select Settings > Accounts > Family & other people > Add someone else to this PC.  Enter a user name, password, password hint, and then select Next. You're done!On Windows 10 Enterprise edition:Select the Start button, then select Settings > Accounts > Other people > Add someone else to this PC.At the bottom of the page, select I don?t have this person?s sign-in information, and at the bottom of the next page, select Add a user without a Microsoft account.Enter a user name, password, password hint, and then select Next. You're done! I would suggest you to run Microsoft account troubleshooter and check if it helps. This troubleshooter will detect and fix some common issues with Microsoft account. Microsoft Account Troubleshooter  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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I'm helping a friend out with his pc, that has Windows 8.1 installed. There is two user accounts on the pc, his and his wife. His account works fine, but his wife account is not accessible. When you boot up the pc only his account available. After you login into the computer and try to switch user. The only option that comes up is his account again! Check control panel and both accounts are there, so I try using update and recovery feature. Which tells me files are missing and insert media(installation disc). But when I do that it tells me media is invalid. Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated thank you.
 

Answer:Windows 8 user account(need help)

I think it might have something to do with wether or not the accounts are local or microsoft linked accounts. Some where in the accounts settings I think there is an option to show local or microsoft accounts or both. I had a similar problem where I accidentally set it to local accounts only and my account wasnt showing up because it was a linked microsoft account. Sorry for the vague and unsure info but atleast it might be something to look for.
 

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Hi,
New to the list as I have fought moving to Windows 10, but now I am underway........

I have an adult disabled son (Traumatic Brain Injury). He is mostly fine using a PC but gets inquisitive & investigates everything he can find in the OS. This causes me LOTS of work attempting to lock down system access & fixing problems that surface. Had gotten pretty good at locking down Windows 7 using Folder Guard.

Now on Windows 10 for his laptop, I find that the older version of Folder Guard I have does not work on Windows 10. The new version is very much harder to implement so I have pursued Local Policies in Windows 10. It can do most everything I desire except!

I cannot find a way to remove the File Explorer Icon/Button from the Start Menu. If it were not there right above Settings, I would be ok as I have found a way to disable Settings access.

Does anyone know how I can accomplish this? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Locking Down PC for Disabled User-Hiding the File Explore in Start Men

Perhaps, using your admin-level acct, configure a guest-level account under his name. Since I'm a Windows 7 person, I'm guessing you can do as you posted within his guest-level acct.

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Hi,
New to the list as I have fought moving to Windows 10, but now I am underway........

I have an adult disabled son (Traumatic Brain Injury). He is mostly fine using a PC but gets inquisitive & investigates everything he can find in the OS. This causes me LOTS of work attempting to lock down system access & fixing problems that surface. Had gotten pretty good at locking down Windows 7 using Folder Guard.

Now on Windows 10 for his laptop, I find that the older version of Folder Guard I have does not work on Windows 10. The new version is very much harder to implement so I have pursued Local Policies in Windows 10. It can do most everything I desire except!

I cannot find a way to remove the File Explorer Icon/Button from the Start Menu. If it were not there right above Settings, I would be ok as I have found a way to disable Settings access.

Does anyone know how I can accomplish this? Thanks in advance.

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Hi. Can anyone here help me on this. There are several user accounts on my PC, 1 computer administrator(me) and couple of restricted accounts. Is it possible to hide the other accounts during the welcome screen when I'm logged on. So when my computer becomes idle and return to the welcome screen, I can only see my user account. The purpose of this is to the prevent other people from logging in. Another query I have, Can I disable the "switch user" option so there will only be only one active/running user account at a time.
Replies will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Question on Windows User Account

Change the windows login prompt, go to user accounts, turn off fast user switching and turn off use the welcome screen.

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First time posting here and any help is appreciated.

Lost power today while I was at work, when i got home and turned the computer on my user account was gone, in its place was a new user account I had never seen. After a few tries I guessed the password (01234567) and logged in. My old account no longer shows up under accounts, I checked to see if the account had been dissabled somehow. Tried a few methods I came across to recover a user and have been unsuccessful at finding any traces of my old profile. Anybody have an idea what might have happened or suggestions? I'm goin to pull out my Ubuntu live USB in a few minutes to see if I can recover any files manually.

Answer:Windows 7 user account disappeared.

Possibly this tutorial will help.
User Account - Hide
Works the same in Seven

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i was just attempting some cracks on my pc for fun and ran into this user account in my user accounts tab in control panel. the account doesn't show up when on the login screen only the admin account does. here is what it says. will it cause harm if i delete it ??? here we go


ASP.NET Machine A...
limited account
password protected.


like i said i never created this or have no clue how this was or could have been created.

Answer:strange user account on my windows??

It gets automatically installed when you install .NET Framework.

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Hi all, I hope you can offer me some help! My computer crashed, and after following the advice of a tech support guy from HP, we ran the install for Windows XP again and went through all the steps. It fixed my computer and I was able to get into Windows again, but under a new User Account from the one I've used for years. All my stuff (photos, music, documents) still exist under the explore all users list, and in the Control Panel, my old account shows up. It just doesn't show up as an option on the welcome screen, and no rebooting or changing the password access will change that.

When I try to turn off the "Use the Welcome Screen" option under control panel, and then go to log in with my old account name and password, I get this error message.
"The local policy of this system does not allow you to logon interactively."

Any help would be much appreciated, as I am anxious to get my computer up and running under my old, familiar account if at all possible.
 

Answer:Problem with user account on Windows XP

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I set up four Dell Computers with Windows 7 Home Premium. Used my administrative account to install software (Microsoft Office Suite), Microsoft Security Essentials, Ccleaner, and Malawarebytes. All programs installed properly.

As these computers are going to be used in a public place by junior and senior high school students, I thought it would be best to set up a standard user account for each of the four computers. I have it set up but when I log in as a standard use (non administrative) all the programs that were installed are not available.

Tell me if I'm wrong. I think the programs would still be listed in program files when the standard user is open. Can I go to each of the programs and right click to open and then be prompted to key in my administrative password. I would think this should allow the program to be run in the standard user desktop.

If I'm missing something, please help. I need these four conmputers to function with the programs that I've installed using my administrative password.

Thanks in advance for any and all assistance that you might provide.

Answer:Standard User Account in Windows 7

Hello JazzMahn,What you are missing are probably only the Shortcuts on the Start Menu.When you install a program if possible choose the option "Install for All Users" or similar, when the installer ask this it will create the Star Menu entry's for all the users.Now to fix that you should open this path (1)C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs with your account with Administrative privileges,all the shortcuts and folders created on this location will be visible to all the users.At the same time open the Start Menu for you user, to do this open the Start Menu> right click on All Programs and select open It will open a folder with a path similar to this one: (2)C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu open the Programs folderWhat you need to do is copy the shortcuts and folders from path (2) to (1) and they will show when you login using any other account.Hope my instructions are clear to you.

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A) While I was using it. B) On a new install of windows 7.
Explorer crashed and I received the message:
"No mapping between account names security IDs was done"
When trying to open various programs (including windows explorer) I get the above error message.
What's more it would appear my user account has been deleted! I still have a folder in C:\Users\ but when I go to manage user accounts I have no profile picture (and I cannot add a new one), also I cannot "manage users". So I have no way of adding a new user account.
This happened yesterday and I used safe mode to make a new account. Today when starting "ASUS AI Suite" (a tool for general computer hardware control) the problem reoccurred. Clearly something is seriously wrong.
When this happened before I rebooted my PC and at the login screen there was no user to click on to login, only a blank "user name" and "password" field to fill in. I tried putting my username and password in but to no avail. (that's when I used safe mode to create a new user)
I've left my PC running this time to try and investigate what the problem is.
If no one has any advice for me I planning on going back to a system restore point just after installing the new operating system
If that doesn't work, then I'm looking at a clean install...

*I have not tried to rename or in any other way alter my user account

UPDATE:
Running system restore gave a VSS error, so I'm running system resto... Read more

Answer:Windows deleted my user account

Welcome to the forum,

Here's a couple things to try,

System Restore

Repair Install

I was thinking about this,

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Since you can't get to a user account that wouldn't work.

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,I just experienced a weird situation with my laptop. I suddenly couldn't access to my user's acccount, while my husband is able to log in to his account without any problem. When I try to log in, a window pops out, and shows " Windows cannot load the users' profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system.DETAIL- The system has attempted to load or restore a file into the registry, but the specified file is not in a registry like format."This message only stays for 20 seconds, and then I was forced into a guest account. All my data are gone....I wonder what should I to to be able to open my account again? it was perfectly fine yesterday night... is it a virus?Thank you very very very much for the help

Answer:can't access to my windows user's account

See if you can log into your account entering into Windows Safe-Mode, then ...Try System Restore to a date when all was good.Start >All Programs >Accessories >System ToolsUsing System Restore too many times can causemore harm than good. After doing a restorethat does not fix a problem, then UNDO theRestoration, and try another restore point, orjust do the UNDO.

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A few days ago I noticed a new user account appear it's called slxfqtchcmf
I logged in as Admin and deleted user - it comes back every time I restart machine

I've run anti-virus ESET found nothing, also run Malwarebytes and Windows defender again nothing found.

What is this mystery new user account and how do I get rid of it

Thanks

Answer:Windows 7 Created new user account

Regardless of what the AV show, I think it is some sort of virus. If it were my computer, I would go back a few weeks prior to the problem with system restore. Worse case scenario, information can be sent to some unknown location without your permission.

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I am having problems setting up different user accounts. I have been using my administrator account since I have owned my laptop. However, there are other members of my household that have recently been using my laptop to surf the web and do basically whatever they want on my laptop. This is fine and dandy with me, but I have a lot information and work files on my laptop that I do not want to be harmed or deleted by mistake! So, I decided that I would like to set up different user accounts for each user.
First I went to the control panel and created a new user account as a standard user. Now when I go to start and select switch user the only options I have are my Adminstrator Account and the Guest Account. The new standard user account is not listed in my options to select. I went back to the control panel to ensure that the new standard user account is listed and it is!
So, how come there is no option to sign into it?
I am working on a home network/work group. Is there a step I am missing or am I doing something wrong?
Thank you in advance for your help!!
 

Answer:Windows 7 Standard User Account

I don't know if it is necessary, but I'd try a reboot before doing anything more.
 

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I have recently returned from a holiday to find that my house-mate has decided to conduct a vicious attack on my beloved PC.

I have tried to remove the user account they setup and delete their files, but this causes this window to crash. When attempting to acces these files in the user's account (No password was setup), as well as from my account and the administrator account in safe mode I get the 'access denied' error message. Within their document folders there are various trojans, dialers and god knows what else. When I load XP in Safe Mode the user's account in question doen't appear at login nor the user accounts control panel, just mine and the administrator.

Is there anyway I can remove the block and delete the files without a re-install of windows (which I have been told may not rectify the problem anyway) and then delete the account?
 

Answer:Removing a user's account on Windows XP Pro

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As I have stated in countless other threads I just got my new rig done (I'm a proud father what can I say) Anyway I want my Account Icon off of my old computer but I have no idea where it is stored.
Its a scanned pic that I have since lost, but the icon is still on this old computer. Anyone know where this is stored on the harddrive?
 

Answer:Windows User Account Icon... Where is it?

It's stored wherever you left it. Account icons can be anywhere. Do a search for the filename.
 

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I have a HTPC running Windows 7 Home Premium x64. From a Administrator account I created a new Standard account with a password. But when I tried to login to the new account I got the following error message: "This User Profile failed the logon. User Profile cannot be loaded". Following Microsoft's recommendation (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215) I tried deleting the User account and creating a new one but the same problem occured. I also tried creating a new Standard user account without a password and again got the same error message. I am unfamiliar with editing the Registry and have heard you can really screw up your computer so I didn't try that fix.
 

Answer:Windows 7 User account problem.

hexden said:


...I am unfamiliar with editing the Registry and have heard you can really screw up your computer so I didn't try that fix.Click to expand...

Create a system restore point before editing the registry and you are relatively safe in the registry unless you do something really stupid, which is not likely to happen if you are following steps provided by Microsoft. Even better, a full hard drive image would give you something to restore if you did mess things up. Having a backup gives you the opportunity to learn and go nuts with trying stuff. I learned a lot by purposely trashing systems that I had a recovery plan for.

As for the problem you are having, I have never encountered it, so not much I can offer to help with it. Have you tested your RAM, and have you tried running the system file checker (SFC /SCANNOW) from an elevated command prompt)?
 

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