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Windows 7: User Account group?

4 Weeks Ago   #1
M W

Win 7 HP x64
 
 
User Account group?

My User Account has always been set as Admin, but when I ran the "netplwiz" command while trying to fix an issue, I noticed that my account was listed under the "HelpLibraryUpdater" group and I think one other group as well, can't remember what it was called though. Anyway, I changed it to Admin.

What's the difference between the group in the "netplwiz" tool and the "Account Type" setting in the Control Panel? I know for sure my account has always been an Admin one, so why would it have been listed as something else?

I'm not really facing an issue or anything, it just made me curious. :P


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

netplwiz has more options than users and groups under control panel. You can set auto login (which I personally don't recommend) and you choose other groups for account membership besides admin or standard user such as power user. You can't do as much with it as the local users and groups under computer management (which requires a non-home version of Windows) but you have more options than users and groups under control panel. Personally I activate the built in administrator account and downgrade my default account to nothing higher than power user logging into the admin account if I need extended administrative rights.
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