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Stopping admin accounts accessing another's documents

Q: Stopping admin accounts accessing another's documents

Hi, I have two administrator accounts setup, but they can access each other's documents (C:\Users\Example). I tried removing all but the owner in the security tab, but administrators can take ownership this way somehow, anyone know what I can do (besides making them non-administrator accounts)

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A: Stopping admin accounts accessing another's documents

Correct me if I am wrong (which I likely am) but wouldn't creating a password for those two admin accounts prevent them from accessing each other without the other ones password?
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I looked thru HELP, but I have only a single computer. I am not trying to interact with other computers, so I cant belong to a domain, workgroup or homegroup, because all these seem to involve multiple computers.
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A:of win7, admin rights, admin accounts, and real admin accounts

I don't know what your problem is. To make another administrator account - Start - Control panel - User Account - 
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click - Create Account.
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A:local admin account with no permit to edit other admin accounts

Local admin account by definition has access to everything and even if it doesn't it can take ownership and give itself the rights. In other words i am not sure that you can achieve what you
are trying to do.

I would suggest create a single shared local admin account and give it your desktop admins, change the password every 60-90 days to keep it more secure. This is common practice in many
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A:prevent all but admin accounts to create more accounts?

Hello cbird, and welcome to Eight Forums.

By default, standard users are not able to create new accounts or do anything that effects anything other than just their user account.

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A:Accessing Files From Multiple Accounts

Hello c0419, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You should be able to open the other users' "C:\User\(user-name)" folder, click on Allow if prompter, and be able to view and open any file in this folder.
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A:Problem Accessing XP user accounts folders

Sometimes when you reinstall WindowsXP, you can receive an Access Denied error when trying to open a previous user's directory.
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A:Help with Admin Accounts

Hello Zagith, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Double check with this tutorial to see if this is how you deleted the old user account. When you delete the old C:\Users\(user name), be sure to do it from within the new account.

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A:Help - No admin accounts

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A:Admin accounts

this is against the forum rules, to help with this kind of stuff

please read the forum rules:

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A:win xp admin accounts

Yes, there are ways of doing this, but if I tell you then I'll have to kill you. Trying to circumvent security is against Forum rules I'm afraid so we can't help you on this one.
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A:win xp admin accounts

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A:User accounts lock out while accessing network resource

u didn't mention which OS u r using...anywayz try removing everything from your network configuration i.e. network card, TCP/IP, client for Microsoft network etc... remove everything, restart your PC n it will autodetect your network card, reconfigure your IP etc...reset once more n c whether that works. good luck
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See if this article from Microsoft helps
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A:Having a problem accessing documents and pictures

Go to Start/Run and type chkdsk C: /R and press enter. The Command Prompt window appears (DOS). Now type a Y for Yes to run Check Disk at next bootup then manually reboot the computer. The Check Disk utility will run at next boot up and try and fix any file errors.
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Hello Michael,

When it prompts you, does it require you to type in a password, or do you just have to click yes?

Thank you,
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I these situations I mostly grab my Hirens. It has an
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A:Admin & limited accounts in XP

how much do they know about computers and did they have access to an admin. account before the limited account?

P.S.- trust me, that can make a huge difference, especially having early access to an admin.

1.) Do they know your password? Change it anyways, you never know

2.) Press Shift 5 times real fast and report what comes up? (if its sticky keys click cancel and report that sticky keys pop-ed up)

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A:Help! I can't access my Admin accounts

Was anything added or removed from the system before the problem? Can you load your profile in Safe Mode?
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A:Admin accounts won't login

Do you use the Welcome Screen or a Logon Box.

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A:Help! I can't access my Admin accounts

Hi and welcome,
Sorry about the delay, just saw the post. No, spybot would not do this. What error messages were you getting? When you boot into safe mode are you able to access the accounts? You are using the correct case for the password? If numbers are used in the password, and you are using the number pad on the right hand side, is the numlock turned on?
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A:Locked Out of Admin Accounts


type at (if it gives you a list of jobs or says no jobs in que then your good to go)

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Edit: should have explained.

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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HEREAndPlease download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appear Click OK DeFogger will now ask to reboot the machine - click OKIMPORTANT! If you receive an error message while running DeFogger, please post the log defogger_disable which will appear on your desktop.ThenPlease download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:Main MirrorThis version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)Zipped MirrorThis version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.Exit GMER and re-enable all active protection when done.-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in Safe Mode.
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You need to Take Ownership of the folder. go to the link to read how.
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There are currently 2 user accounts on it. I have not turned on the Administrator Account. I would like to make one of the these 2 accounts a FULL administrator. Can I do that? And how?


A:Multiple User accounts, make one admin

Hello Ruth, and welcome to Vista Forums.

While it is not the same as the built-in Administrator account, you can elevate the default administrator account's privilege level.

Hope this helps,
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Hi all I'm not really sure when this problem started but as the admin account to as user admin Unable accounts access and only real user I set up another account to test my problems on my HP Laptop I cannot access the user accounts on my computer I've tried to access them multiple ways including through the control panel and directly through the Unable to access user accounts as admin start menu but when I try to click on anything having to do with the user accounts on my pc nothing happens So I am unable to change my password change Unable to access user accounts as admin my picture or add or remove other accounts It's almost like I'm not an administrator However according to multiple places on my computer my account is still an administrator Also some programs do not launch unless I chose to launch them as an admin by right clicking is that normal So to summarize my situation I don't think my admin account is Unable to access user accounts as admin giving me proper access to my computer limiting the things I can do Does anyone have an idea of what has happened or how I can fix it Thanks - Sean

A:Unable to access user accounts as admin

Try this:

Open an Elevated Command Prompt
Enable the hidden Administrator account: Enter net user administrator /active:yes

Reboot and got to safe mode (press F8 during boot).
Login as Administrator (no password).

Open Control Panel, User Accounts.
Check you account and make sure it's still setup correctly.
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We have seen a couple of server with malware infections that have local user accounts created for 'admin', 'sys', and 'msuser'. These accounts were also added the the local administrators group.
Just checking to see if anyone else has seen this or may know what can cause these accounts to be create, as in any viruses that may do this.

A:Admin, msuser, sys local accounts created

Possibly related to this?