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Windows 7: Do you use Administrator or user level account?

View Poll Results: Do you use Administrator or user level account?
Administrator 17 56.67%
Standard User 13 43.33%
Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

02 Jul 2009   #11
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I run as standard admin by default although I do have the Hidden Admin enabled (with a secure password) for any worst case scenario
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02 Jul 2009   #12
Thenight

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
I use Super user (unhid admin) the elevate thing just is wrong

Ken
Same here.
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02 Jul 2009   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I just run the default admin acct., less security risk.





















Later Ted
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02 Jul 2009   #14
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

I use the first manually created account, which is an Administrator.

If you voted User, it means you have to type a username and password every time you try and do something which requires Administrator access. Somehow I think 37.5% is incorrect.

EDIT - My bad. I see people are voting "User" even though they'r really using an "Administrator" account.

This poll would be more accurate if we had three options.

1. Hidden Administrator
2. Administrator
3. User
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02 Jul 2009   #15
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

admin!
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02 Jul 2009   #16
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
By administrator I mean the one you have to unhide using the policy editor.
Is that the disabled admin account named Administrator or another admin? If it's the disabled one, you just uncheck "Account is disabled"....or maybe your talking about making it visible under control panel users with gpedit? If you are talking about another one, can you tell me where in gpedit it is so I don't spend a lot of time finding it?

Thanks
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02 Jul 2009   #17
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

im using the user admin, and agree about the super admin security flaws.
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02 Jul 2009   #18
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
Administrator

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
Is that the disabled admin account named Administrator or another admin? If it's the disabled one, you just uncheck "Account is disabled"....or maybe your talking about making it visible under control panel users with gpedit? If you are talking about another one, can you tell me where in gpedit it is so I don't spend a lot of time finding it?
Thanks
You dont even need to gpedit it. launch cmd and type net user administrator / active and presto. to disable net user administrator /inactive (or disabled if wanted)

ken
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02 Jul 2009   #19
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

I use a "standard" user account with administrator privileges (in the Administrators Group).

If one is providing support for others then its best to emulate the most common environment.

I do turn the UAC setting down because it is annoying.

Now.... I still right click and select "Run As Administrator" which I think should be unnecessary as I am ALREADY logged in as administrator. Has anyone else noticed this to be necessary?
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02 Jul 2009   #20
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

not really, just some pointless add-on in the context menu's. well for me that's all it is, i never use it, my privileges are enough to allow me to do what needs to be done.
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