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No Power User OPtion

By dwightp ·
Good morning:

We have a small work group of 15 users on Win XP.
When setting up user accounts; there are only two options; limited and admin. How do I activate power user. These computers do not belong to AD or a domain.

Thanks for your help in this matter!

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by wes In reply to No Power User OPtion

Go to computer management-users and groups and on the user of choice go to the member of tab and make them a member of the power users group...you will have to type power users in the box and select check name for it to auto-populate.

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by dwightp In reply to

Thanks Wes, but unfortunately, when I access computer management, there is no users & groups as a sub tab.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to No Power User OPtion

If using XP Home, try using this control panel:
control userpasswords2

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by dwightp In reply to

Hi PJ: Thanks for your email. When I use the control userpasswords2 and attempt to change it to power user, I get the following error message: "The user could not be added because the following error has occurred: The group name could not be found".

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to No Power User OPtion

Try this method:
1. select user from list, click Properties.
2. Select Group Membership
3. Select Other, then Power Users from drop down menu.
4. Click OK.

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by dwightp In reply to

Hi PJ: There is no Power User listed in the list. These are the only options:
Administrators
Debugger Users
Guests
Help Services Group
Users

Thanks

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to No Power User OPtion

By default there should be a Power Users group already there. Is XP installed via a Restore disk or a proper Windows XP disk?
Are you using XP Home or some other version of XP?

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by dwightp In reply to

Hi PJ: It's a MS Windows XP Home edition cd.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to No Power User OPtion

To test if Power Users exists or not, load the 'Local Settings Policy' admin tool (secpol.msc) and see if Power Users is mentioned in any of the User Rights Assigments
eg
Change the system time
Profile single process
Remove computer from docking station
Shut down the system

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by dwightp In reply to

Didn't work. Thanks anyways.

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