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Windows 7: Mysterious user profiles

30 Oct 2011   #11
kado897

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That would explain my entries where VMs accessed the same folders.


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30 Oct 2011   #12
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
That would explain my entries where VMs accessed the same folders.
A VM is essentially treated as a different machine so the SID's would show as unknown the only exceptions to this rule is system user accounts, such as Administrator, System, Etc. which all follow a close relationship and can show correctly, (and can be a potential security issue)
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30 Oct 2011   #13
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
That would explain my entries where VMs accessed the same folders.
A VM is essentially treated as a different machine so the SID's would show as unknown the only exceptions to this rule is system user accounts, such as Administrator, System, Etc. which all follow a close relationship and can show correctly, (and can be a potential security issue)
Which is one reason I don't share with a VM that doesn't have a working firewall and AV.
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30 Oct 2011   #14
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

security is a lot better in win7 due to changes to administrator access to things like the root folders of drives (the old C$, D$ Etc. Shares).

Old systems like XP used to grant this sort of access as a default on Workgroups so anyone with an admin access to a network could cause a lot of damage
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30 Oct 2011   #15
kado897

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Yes. I remember that. I still prefer workgroups to homegroups though.
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30 Oct 2011   #16
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

To be totally honest, I don't feel really secure unless I'm on a Client/Server system with real security, (Machine ID Security as well as User based), but that's a throwback to my past
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30 Oct 2011   #17
kado897

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Well I've never really been involved with that so I just don't know.
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30 Oct 2011   #18
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Nvidia more often than not fails to clean up the registry and you end up having former profiles and temporary profiles. For people comfortable with editing the registry, the solution is to go to
Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
after uninstalling the prevous driver version and look up any UpdatusUser leftovers and delete'em. Be careful not to delete your own account!
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