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Control Panel - Add Advanced User Accounts

How to Add "Advanced User Accounts" to the Control Panel in Windows
Published by Brink
20 Nov 2008
Default Control Panel - Add Advanced User Accounts

How to Add "Advanced User Accounts" to the Control Panel in Windows

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This will show you how to add Advanced User Accounts, also known as netplwiz or control userpasswords2, to the Control Panel in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.


EXAMPLE: Before and After "Advanced User Accounts" in Control Panel
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EXAMPLE: Advanced User Accounts (ntplwiz or control userpasswords2)
NOTE: This is what the Control Panel icon (link) above will open.
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Here's How:
1. To Remove "Advanced User Accounts" from Control Panel
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below.
Remove_Advanced_User_Accounts_from_Control_Panel.reg

download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Add "Advanced User Accounts" to Control Panel
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below.
Add_Advanced_User_Accounts_to_Control_Panel.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to the Desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to Merge it.

5. Click/tap on Run, Yes, Yes (UAC-Windowws 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), and OK when prompted.

6. When finished, you can delete the .reg file if you like.
That's it,
Shawn





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20 Nov 2008   #1
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Do you know anything about this AlphaUser$ Account and if it can be removed?




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20 Nov 2008   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hi Mr. GRiM,

How strange. I do not even have a HomeUsers group in my Windows 7. I would say that if you did not add that user name, then it should be safe to remove.
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20 Nov 2008   #3
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Brink, I can't tell you why it's there because I know I didn't put it there, if you think it's safe then I will remove it.
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20 Nov 2008   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You might create a restore point to be extra safe before removing it though.

If you or some program didn't add it, then I would remove the unauthorized user.
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20 Nov 2008   #5
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Too Late for a restore point, it's gone and every thing seems fine.
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20 Nov 2008   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, ok. I happy to hear that it seems to be fine though.
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20 Nov 2008   #7
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

alphauser$ is put by default by Microsoft...
and works with home networking
its called "homegroup"...
you know when network you (usually) need to have to exact same usernames + passwords...
that is replaced with homegroup and alphauser$ which simplifies networking...
you can try it with two Windows 7 machines
wont help if you have a Windows 7 machine and vista or Windows 7 and xp machine though...
just wanted to clarify...


the reason why shawn does not see it is because i think he didnt setup a homegroup network....
you can can clarify this for us shawn...
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20 Nov 2008   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you DarkAssain for clearing up that matter. That would probably be what it is then. I do not have any computers networked together, so I can see why I would not have that group.
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25 Aug 2009   #9
Leobelbas

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Just a question: What is the advanced account for? What's the difference between a normal one?
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