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User rights

By Don_C ·
I have a problem with a user rights? They have power user rights an they shouldnt have. The rights I set for them was just a user only the other day there account got lock for some reason and thats when I notice it. I am the only admin for the local computer so no one should have been able to change the rights. I can ad an remove rights to the account but when I try to remove the power user rights it gives me an error (the specified account name is not a member of the local group) I have been every where in the computer that i can think of please help

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by angela.brown2 In reply to User rights

I would suggest renaming the profile folder on the machine. Then delete the user accounts and recreate them. Log back in as the user to create a new profile folder. Log off as the user and back on as adminstrator. Copy the contents of the renamed pofile folder to the newly created profile folder. That way the user can retain most of their profile settings.

Hope this helps.

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by Don_C In reply to

This work but i like to know how the got those rights when i am the only admin on the network

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by tech In reply to User rights

Angielynn gave you a good answer, I would second her opinion that it is a SAM issue with the user account(s) or the entire SAM on the local PC. Give her solution a try and let us know if it works.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to User rights

How about running this from a Command Prompt:


That will list the current members of the Power Users group.

Next, say user BOB is listed as a Power User and you don't want BOB as a Power User. You could run this to remove BOB:


hope this helps

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by Don_C In reply to

This done the same thingit still would not remove the user

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