Where did this User Account from? Can I delete it?


J

JWirt

For two of my administrative accounts, XP has somehow managed to create
parallel login acounts with the same user id (Administrator and Admin) but
with a suffix of .Client800) attached.

In other words, two of my users accounts (with administrative rights) are
ID=Administrator and ID=Admin.

Somewhere along the way, XP created two more accounts paralleling these two
accounts. One is Administrator.Client800 and the other is Admin.800.

If I look in the Local Settings folders for these account, the only programs
apparently installed are IE, Windows Media Player, Firefox, etc. Non of the
programs installed in my regular Administrator and Admin accounts are
installed. A Desktop.ini file exists in one of the two accounts. And so on.
There are no programs installed in the Start Menu folder either.

These user accounts do not exist in Control Panel/User Accounts either.

Can I simply delete the folders for these .Client800 accounts in
C:\Documents and Settings? For example, one of the accounts is

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.CLIENT800\

Client800 is the machine name.

John Wirt
What are these accounts?
 
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Shenan Stanley

JWirt said:
For two of my administrative accounts, XP has somehow managed to
create parallel login acounts with the same user id (Administrator
and Admin) but with a suffix of .Client800) attached.

In other words, two of my users accounts (with administrative
rights) are ID=Administrator and ID=Admin.

Somewhere along the way, XP created two more accounts paralleling
these two accounts. One is Administrator.Client800 and the other
is Admin.800.

If I look in the Local Settings folders for these account, the only
programs apparently installed are IE, Windows Media Player,
Firefox, etc. Non of the programs installed in my regular
Administrator and Admin accounts are installed. A Desktop.ini file
exists in one of the two accounts. And so on. There are no programs
installed in the Start Menu folder either.

These user accounts do not exist in Control Panel/User Accounts
either.

Can I simply delete the folders for these .Client800 accounts in
C:\Documents and Settings? For example, one of the accounts is

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.CLIENT800\

Client800 is the machine name.

John Wirt
What are these accounts?

Member of a domain?
Ever?

Done any repair installs?
Supposed clean installs?

What are the paths for each of your profiles in the registry?
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
(Look for the profile path...)
 
J

Jim

JWirt said:
For two of my administrative accounts, XP has somehow managed to create
parallel login acounts with the same user id (Administrator and Admin) but
with a suffix of .Client800) attached.

In other words, two of my users accounts (with administrative rights) are
ID=Administrator and ID=Admin.

Somewhere along the way, XP created two more accounts paralleling these
two
accounts. One is Administrator.Client800 and the other is Admin.800.

If I look in the Local Settings folders for these account, the only
programs
apparently installed are IE, Windows Media Player, Firefox, etc. Non of
the
programs installed in my regular Administrator and Admin accounts are
installed. A Desktop.ini file exists in one of the two accounts. And so
on.
There are no programs installed in the Start Menu folder either.

These user accounts do not exist in Control Panel/User Accounts either.

Can I simply delete the folders for these .Client800 accounts in
C:\Documents and Settings? For example, one of the accounts is

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.CLIENT800\

Client800 is the machine name.

John Wirt
What are these accounts?
No, I would not delete the accounts .CLIENT800. These are more than likely
your current folders.
If you delete an account but do not delete its folders, and if you then
attempt to create an account with the same username, XP will append the
machine name to this name. The login name and the account name do not
necessarily need to be identical.
What you see in Control Panel/User Accounts are the aliases for the current
SID values and it need not be identical to the folder names.

If this seems confusing, you are right. It is. But, I had the same
situation as you now have.

The surplus folders which you may wish to delete are those without the
machine name appended. I would not delete anything until I became certain
that there is nothing in these folders that I might need now or in the
future.

Jim
 
J

John Wirt

Shenan said:
Member of a domain?
Ever?

No. I only have a peer network.
Done any repair installs?
No.

Supposed clean installs?

Just the original one.
What are the paths for each of your profiles in the registry?
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
(Look for the profile path...)

%systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\LocalService
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\NetworkService
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\John Wirt
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Client656
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Admin
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator.CLIENT800
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Admin.CLIENT800
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator

The Client656 machine no longer exists

When I look in Computer_Management | Users I have these User Accounts:

Admin
Administrator
Administrator3
ASPNET
Guest (disabled)
John
Kwirt
Stacey

I would like to delete everything that is not used in all of this.

John Wirt
 
J

John Wirt

Jim said:
No, I would not delete the accounts .CLIENT800. These are more than likely
your current folders.
If you delete an account but do not delete its folders, and if you then
attempt to create an account with the same username, XP will append the
machine name to this name. The login name and the account name do not
necessarily need to be identical.
What you see in Control Panel/User Accounts are the aliases for the current
SID values and it need not be identical to the folder names.

If this seems confusing, you are right. It is. But, I had the same
situation as you now have.

The surplus folders which you may wish to delete are those without the
machine name appended. I would not delete anything until I became certain
that there is nothing in these folders that I might need now or in the
future.

Jim

As I recall, quite awhile ago, I did fool around with my accounts
trying to get file sharing to work, and in the process deleted and
recreated some of my accounts. Admin is the user name for the
administrator account on my other machine.

If I shouldn't delete Administrator.Client800 can I delete the
Administrator account?

However, if I look in the Local Settings for Administrator.800, it looks
like it is not being used. The Local Settings folder of Administrator
contains folders for several current programs I have installed that are
not in the Local Settings folder of Administrator.800.

Thank you.

John Wirt
 
J

Jim

John Wirt said:
As I recall, quite awhile ago, I did fool around with my accounts
trying to get file sharing to work, and in the process deleted and
recreated some of my accounts. Admin is the user name for the
administrator account on my other machine.

If I shouldn't delete Administrator.Client800 can I delete the
Administrator account?

However, if I look in the Local Settings for Administrator.800, it looks
like it is not being used. The Local Settings folder of Administrator
contains folders for several current programs I have installed that are
not in the Local Settings folder of Administrator.800.

Thank you.

John Wirt
The built in administrator account cannot be deleted. You should disable
the administrator.client800 to determine what happens when it is no longer
usable.
Jim
 
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To Old To . . .

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when you login the the administrator account, go to a command prompt.
If it shows C:\documents and settings\administrator.client800
then that is the account the registry is using.
This is cause by a possibility of 2 things.
1st the size of the registry that it can grow needs to be increased,
probably set to low.
Second some how the user account privlidges are damaged.

you should run the subinacle tool in the article below
Download subinacl here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloadS/...56-D8FE-4A91-93CF-ED6985E3927B&displaylang=en

See Article here:


http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2006/09/04/739820.aspx
 

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