Cannot add a user account before adding an admin account - Win XP


C

chdk

I have the default administrator account and one guest account. Neither has
PW. I need to add a "normal user" account. When trying this, I get the
message, that I have to create an admin account; but I already have one.

Anyhow, when I create another admin account, the already existing disappears
and all the folders and programmes under this are not accesible!

To overcome I reset back to an earlier restart point.

I like to come to having one admin account (the present one) with pw, one
user account without pw and one guest wothout pw.

Advises are welcomed.
 
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M

Malke

chdk said:
I have the default administrator account and one guest account. Neither
has PW. I need to add a "normal user" account. When trying this, I get the
message, that I have to create an admin account; but I already have one.

Anyhow, when I create another admin account, the already existing
disappears and all the folders and programmes under this are not
accesible!

To overcome I reset back to an earlier restart point.

I like to come to having one admin account (the present one) with pw, one
user account without pw and one guest wothout pw.

When you only have one account with administrative privileges on the system
(the built-in Administrator) and you create a second user account with
administrative privileges in XP Pro, the built-in Administrator account is
hidden. This is by design. You can put the built-in Administrator account
onto the Welcome Screen to overcome this if you prefer to continue using
that account for your daily work.

Enable Administrator account on Welcome Screen (MVP Doug Knox)
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_admin_ok.htm

Leave the "extra" administrator account you made for emergencies. You should
never have only one user account with administrative privileges on the
system, particularly since you are using the built-in Administrator for
daily work.

Then you can make your standard user account(s). Leave the Guest account you
see in the User Accounts applet disabled since it is a system account not
meant for when you are feeling hospitable and is disabled by default.


Malke
 
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C

chdk

Perfect!
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Thank you, Christian


Malke said:
When you only have one account with administrative privileges on the system
(the built-in Administrator) and you create a second user account with
administrative privileges in XP Pro, the built-in Administrator account is
hidden. This is by design. You can put the built-in Administrator account
onto the Welcome Screen to overcome this if you prefer to continue using
that account for your daily work.

Enable Administrator account on Welcome Screen (MVP Doug Knox)
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_admin_ok.htm

Leave the "extra" administrator account you made for emergencies. You should
never have only one user account with administrative privileges on the
system, particularly since you are using the built-in Administrator for
daily work.

Then you can make your standard user account(s). Leave the Guest account you
see in the User Accounts applet disabled since it is a system account not
meant for when you are feeling hospitable and is disabled by default.


Malke
 

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