Re: Personal Administrator Account not acting like Administrator Account
"who" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> I don't suppose I have any chance of convincing you to use a standard
> user account - and the "real" admin only for administrative tasks?
> You missed the real point. That's not the exact issue.
Don't get excited, I wasn't trying to harass you. There is nothing at
all wrong with making the real administrator account one that you can
have displayed on the login screen enabled and unhidden. This is
especially so if the user really knows what he is doing - and is not
just being admin because of ego.
> I use a limited user acct for everything except software installs,
> And let me tell you -- it's a real pisser when I'm doing something in
> the _admin acct_ and Vista DENIES me. F that. I AM in the admin
*Which* admin account? Are you using the admin account in Admin Approval
Or are you using the real "Administrator" account?
> In XP, the admin acct is the admin acct.
> In unix, the root acct is the root acct.
> In Vista, sometimes it is, sometimes it's not.
No, it is only the "admin" account if you are using the real
"Administrator" account - otherwise it is a limited user account with
easy access to admin credentials via a "consent prompt" (AAM) - other
limited user accounts have can have access to the admin credentials only
by entering them at the credentials prompt (called an 'over the
> The Vista developers had their heads so far up their ass they could
> see their tonsils.
The problem the Vista developers had was the fact that XP left the user
running as admin as the default configuration. It was recommended that
users create their own limited user account to run for for everyday
things. They didn't do that, and the internet quickly became a like
cesspool full of nasty worms and trojans. They felt compelled to have
the default condition such that the user that wanted to remain admin for
everything didn't continue to pollute as much as was the case with XP.
You can ditch the AAM quasi-admin and run as real "Administrator" - but
I wouldn't suggest doing any browsing...etc...while logged on as the