Admin/User Access

S

Summer1

Guest
Good Day:

I have always used Windows 2000 so Windows XP is new to me. I was told not
to be 'permanently' signed in as an Administrator unless I am performing a
task.

In 'User Acclounts,' It shows 2 accounts. I have set Administrator access to
'Password-protected' and and it shows the 'Guest' account is turned off. Is
there a 'User' account or just those two? Which one do I want o be signed-in
as or neither? How do I check which one I 'am' signed-in to?

Thanks!
 
J

JS

Guest
Re: Admin/User Access

Neither,

Log on using the account named "Administrator" using the password you
assigned.
Create a new account, give it Administrator privileges and password protect
it.
Use the new account for every day use as the Guest or a "Limited' accounts
types are too restrictive.

Creating and Configuring User Accounts
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783

Copy User Data/Files to a New User Account/Profile
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151

Also worth looking at: How to take ownership of files.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

JS
http://www.pagestart.com


"Summer1" <Summer1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A1152981-26E9-4524-B516-9D10BD400E21@microsoft.com...
> Good Day:
>
> I have always used Windows 2000 so Windows XP is new to me. I was told not
> to be 'permanently' signed in as an Administrator unless I am performing a
> task.
>
> In 'User Acclounts,' It shows 2 accounts. I have set Administrator access
> to
> 'Password-protected' and and it shows the 'Guest' account is turned off.
> Is
> there a 'User' account or just those two? Which one do I want o be
> signed-in
> as or neither? How do I check which one I 'am' signed-in to?
>
> Thanks!
 
S

Summer1

Guest
Re: Admin/User Access

Cheers for that-Much appreciated.


"JS" wrote:

> Neither,
>
> Log on using the account named "Administrator" using the password you
> assigned.
> Create a new account, give it Administrator privileges and password protect
> it.
> Use the new account for every day use as the Guest or a "Limited' accounts
> types are too restrictive.
>
> Creating and Configuring User Accounts
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783
>
> Copy User Data/Files to a New User Account/Profile
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151
>
> Also worth looking at: How to take ownership of files.
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421
>
> JS
> http://www.pagestart.com
>
>
> "Summer1" <Summer1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A1152981-26E9-4524-B516-9D10BD400E21@microsoft.com...
> > Good Day:
> >
> > I have always used Windows 2000 so Windows XP is new to me. I was told not
> > to be 'permanently' signed in as an Administrator unless I am performing a
> > task.
> >
> > In 'User Acclounts,' It shows 2 accounts. I have set Administrator access
> > to
> > 'Password-protected' and and it shows the 'Guest' account is turned off.
> > Is
> > there a 'User' account or just those two? Which one do I want o be
> > signed-in
> > as or neither? How do I check which one I 'am' signed-in to?
> >
> > Thanks!

>
>
>
 
S

Summer1

Guest
Re: Admin/User Access

I bought this computer last week and it turns out that I was 'signed in' as
an Administrator so I have een installing programs and customizing settings
under that account.

I created a new account called 'User' and password-protected it.

Now it shows Windows XP-Computer Administrator (Password Protected),
User-Computer Administrator (Password-Protected), and Guest Accounts off.

I logged off and signed in as 'User'-How do I 'transfer' all the programs
and files from my admin account to user account?

"JS" wrote:

> Neither,
>
> Log on using the account named "Administrator" using the password you
> assigned.
> Create a new account, give it Administrator privileges and password protect
> it.
> Use the new account for every day use as the Guest or a "Limited' accounts
> types are too restrictive.
>
> Creating and Configuring User Accounts
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783
>
> Copy User Data/Files to a New User Account/Profile
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151
>
> Also worth looking at: How to take ownership of files.
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421
>
> JS
> http://www.pagestart.com
>
>
> "Summer1" <Summer1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A1152981-26E9-4524-B516-9D10BD400E21@microsoft.com...
> > Good Day:
> >
> > I have always used Windows 2000 so Windows XP is new to me. I was told not
> > to be 'permanently' signed in as an Administrator unless I am performing a
> > task.
> >
> > In 'User Acclounts,' It shows 2 accounts. I have set Administrator access
> > to
> > 'Password-protected' and and it shows the 'Guest' account is turned off.
> > Is
> > there a 'User' account or just those two? Which one do I want o be
> > signed-in
> > as or neither? How do I check which one I 'am' signed-in to?
> >
> > Thanks!

>
>
>
 
S

Summer1

Guest
Re: Admin/User Access


Whwn I bought my computer, it was already signed in as 'Administrator' but I
did not bother to check that first.

Anyway, I installed all of my software (thinking that I was signed in as
'User') and I want to copy my 'Admin settings' to my 'User profile.'

Assuming I did it right, I went into 'Control Panel,' 'Maintenance,'
'System,' 'Advanced User Profile settings' but the 'Copy to' option is grayed
out.

Do I want a 'roaming profile? That option is greyed out too.


"JS" wrote:

> Neither,
>
> Log on using the account named "Administrator" using the password you
> assigned.
> Create a new account, give it Administrator privileges and password protect
> it.
> Use the new account for every day use as the Guest or a "Limited' accounts
> types are too restrictive.
>
> Creating and Configuring User Accounts
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783
>
> Copy User Data/Files to a New User Account/Profile
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151
>
> Also worth looking at: How to take ownership of files.
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421
>
> JS
> http://www.pagestart.com
>
>
> "Summer1" <Summer1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A1152981-26E9-4524-B516-9D10BD400E21@microsoft.com...
> > Good Day:
> >
> > I have always used Windows 2000 so Windows XP is new to me. I was told not
> > to be 'permanently' signed in as an Administrator unless I am performing a
> > task.
> >
> > In 'User Acclounts,' It shows 2 accounts. I have set Administrator access
> > to
> > 'Password-protected' and and it shows the 'Guest' account is turned off.
> > Is
> > there a 'User' account or just those two? Which one do I want o be
> > signed-in
> > as or neither? How do I check which one I 'am' signed-in to?
> >
> > Thanks!

>
>
>
 
G

Gary Brandenburg

Guest
Re: Admin/User Access

Didn't you bother to check out any of the other links that were provided by JS?
(It's right below your post here)

~Gary


"Summer1" <Summer1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8453DEAB-1D37-4884-A918-794D09054BB3@microsoft.com...
>
> Whwn I bought my computer, it was already signed in as 'Administrator' but I
> did not bother to check that first.
>
> Anyway, I installed all of my software (thinking that I was signed in as
> 'User') and I want to copy my 'Admin settings' to my 'User profile.'
>
> Assuming I did it right, I went into 'Control Panel,' 'Maintenance,'
> 'System,' 'Advanced User Profile settings' but the 'Copy to' option is grayed
> out.
>
> Do I want a 'roaming profile? That option is greyed out too.
>
>
> "JS" wrote:
>
>> Neither,
>>
>> Log on using the account named "Administrator" using the password you
>> assigned.
>> Create a new account, give it Administrator privileges and password protect
>> it.
>> Use the new account for every day use as the Guest or a "Limited' accounts
>> types are too restrictive.
>>
>> Creating and Configuring User Accounts
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783
>>
>> Copy User Data/Files to a New User Account/Profile
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151
>>
>> Also worth looking at: How to take ownership of files.
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421
>>
>> JS
>> http://www.pagestart.com
>>
>>
>> "Summer1" <Summer1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:A1152981-26E9-4524-B516-9D10BD400E21@microsoft.com...
>> > Good Day:
>> >
>> > I have always used Windows 2000 so Windows XP is new to me. I was told not
>> > to be 'permanently' signed in as an Administrator unless I am performing a
>> > task.
>> >
>> > In 'User Acclounts,' It shows 2 accounts. I have set Administrator access
>> > to
>> > 'Password-protected' and and it shows the 'Guest' account is turned off.
>> > Is
>> > there a 'User' account or just those two? Which one do I want o be
>> > signed-in
>> > as or neither? How do I check which one I 'am' signed-in to?
>> >
>> > Thanks!

>>
>>
>>
 
S

Summer1

Guest
Re: Admin/User Access



Gary:

Yes, I read his reply and saw the links but did not think any applied to my
situation.

Copy User Data/Files to a New User Account/Profile

Does this link apply even though I want to copy 'from' Admin to 'User?'

I bought this computer last week, not knowing that it was signed in as
Administrator. I installed all of my programs and customized my settings but
now I want to copy them to a new 'User' account that I created.


>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151


"Gary Brandenburg" wrote:

> Didn't you bother to check out any of the other links that were provided by JS?
> (It's right below your post here)
>
> ~Gary
>
>
> "Summer1" <Summer1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8453DEAB-1D37-4884-A918-794D09054BB3@microsoft.com...
> >
> > Whwn I bought my computer, it was already signed in as 'Administrator' but I
> > did not bother to check that first.
> >
> > Anyway, I installed all of my software (thinking that I was signed in as
> > 'User') and I want to copy my 'Admin settings' to my 'User profile.'
> >
> > Assuming I did it right, I went into 'Control Panel,' 'Maintenance,'
> > 'System,' 'Advanced User Profile settings' but the 'Copy to' option is grayed
> > out.
> >
> > Do I want a 'roaming profile? That option is greyed out too.
> >
> >
> > "JS" wrote:
> >
> >> Neither,
> >>
> >> Log on using the account named "Administrator" using the password you
> >> assigned.
> >> Create a new account, give it Administrator privileges and password protect
> >> it.
> >> Use the new account for every day use as the Guest or a "Limited' accounts
> >> types are too restrictive.
> >>
> >> Creating and Configuring User Accounts
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783
> >>
> >> Copy User Data/Files to a New User Account/Profile
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151
> >>
> >> Also worth looking at: How to take ownership of files.
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421
> >>
> >> JS
> >> http://www.pagestart.com
> >>
> >>
> >> "Summer1" <Summer1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:A1152981-26E9-4524-B516-9D10BD400E21@microsoft.com...
> >> > Good Day:
> >> >
> >> > I have always used Windows 2000 so Windows XP is new to me. I was told not
> >> > to be 'permanently' signed in as an Administrator unless I am performing a
> >> > task.
> >> >
> >> > In 'User Acclounts,' It shows 2 accounts. I have set Administrator access
> >> > to
> >> > 'Password-protected' and and it shows the 'Guest' account is turned off.
> >> > Is
> >> > there a 'User' account or just those two? Which one do I want o be
> >> > signed-in
> >> > as or neither? How do I check which one I 'am' signed-in to?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks!
> >>
> >>
> >>

>
>
>
 
G

Gary Brandenburg

Guest
Re: Admin/User Access

Yes it does-Just scroll on down to the "Copy files to the new user profile" & follow
the directions.
As a matter of fact,you need to be logged in to the Administrator account,anyway, in
order to transfer the files from *any* account.


~Gary



"Summer1" <Summer1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FDB2D201-7B76-4A19-B61D-D33D82B0075A@microsoft.com...
>
>
> Gary:
>
> Yes, I read his reply and saw the links but did not think any applied to my
> situation.
>
> Copy User Data/Files to a New User Account/Profile
>
> Does this link apply even though I want to copy 'from' Admin to 'User?'
>
> I bought this computer last week, not knowing that it was signed in as
> Administrator. I installed all of my programs and customized my settings but
> now I want to copy them to a new 'User' account that I created.
>
>
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151

>
> "Gary Brandenburg" wrote:
>
>> Didn't you bother to check out any of the other links that were provided by JS?
>> (It's right below your post here)
>>
>> ~Gary
>>
>>
>> "Summer1" <Summer1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:8453DEAB-1D37-4884-A918-794D09054BB3@microsoft.com...
>> >
>> > Whwn I bought my computer, it was already signed in as 'Administrator' but I
>> > did not bother to check that first.
>> >
>> > Anyway, I installed all of my software (thinking that I was signed in as
>> > 'User') and I want to copy my 'Admin settings' to my 'User profile.'
>> >
>> > Assuming I did it right, I went into 'Control Panel,' 'Maintenance,'
>> > 'System,' 'Advanced User Profile settings' but the 'Copy to' option is grayed
>> > out.
>> >
>> > Do I want a 'roaming profile? That option is greyed out too.
>> >
>> >
>> > "JS" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Neither,
>> >>
>> >> Log on using the account named "Administrator" using the password you
>> >> assigned.
>> >> Create a new account, give it Administrator privileges and password protect
>> >> it.
>> >> Use the new account for every day use as the Guest or a "Limited' accounts
>> >> types are too restrictive.
>> >>
>> >> Creating and Configuring User Accounts
>> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783
>> >>
>> >> Copy User Data/Files to a New User Account/Profile
>> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151
>> >>
>> >> Also worth looking at: How to take ownership of files.
>> >> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421
>> >>
>> >> JS
>> >> http://www.pagestart.com
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "Summer1" <Summer1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:A1152981-26E9-4524-B516-9D10BD400E21@microsoft.com...
>> >> > Good Day:
>> >> >
>> >> > I have always used Windows 2000 so Windows XP is new to me. I was told not
>> >> > to be 'permanently' signed in as an Administrator unless I am performing a
>> >> > task.
>> >> >
>> >> > In 'User Acclounts,' It shows 2 accounts. I have set Administrator access
>> >> > to
>> >> > 'Password-protected' and and it shows the 'Guest' account is turned off.
>> >> > Is
>> >> > there a 'User' account or just those two? Which one do I want o be
>> >> > signed-in
>> >> > as or neither? How do I check which one I 'am' signed-in to?
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks!
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>

>>
>>
>>