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Win2K Pro for one user

By Infopreneur ·
Microsoft makes a big deal of their "roaming user" capability, but neither I nor any of my clients have yet found a use for this feature because our environments are such that nobody EVER uses anyone else's computer and in reality, if someone were to sit down at my computer and start horsing around I'd consider that an act of war and respond appropriately. :) However, and more to the point, the multiple identity feature is a space-consuming pain in the neck for some of us for whom it has no use, but I have not been able to find a way to disable it so that all programs are installed available to all users and so forth without having to leave the default ID of "Administrator" as the only active account. Is there a way to do this? and if so,HOW???

Thanks
D. Jackson

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by dont-bother In reply to Win2K Pro for one user

I've wrestled with this myself, and have been all through the Win2k helps, KB, ResKit, etc.
This applies not only to Win2k, but XP as well.

The ONLY way to have ONE USER setup run reliably is to use the Administrator Account, but after this works correctly, just RENAME Administrator to be whatever you want 'YourLogin' choice.

There being 3 classes of users:
Administrators, Power Users, and Users

only Administrators have full power.
Power Users are limited in several respects,
and Users can't do much of anything - Even MS recommends changing Users to Power Users if you want them to run programs, etc.

You can rename 'Administrator' to 'WhateverYouLike' in the User / Groups .msc or by using the 'Security Profile'.

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by Infopreneur In reply to Win2K Pro for one user

Only answer I got, and it works. Many thanks to the sender.

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