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Windows 7: Can I give a new user account the same name as an old, deleted one?

4 Days Ago   #11
Tharthan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
You would have to remove the permissions using the permission tab however with the accounts gone there isn't a security risk.
The permissions tab doesn't let me remove them.

It tells me this when I try to do so:

"You can't remove [ID of account] because this object is inheriting permissions from its parent. To remove [ID of account], you must prevent this object from inheriting permissions. Turn off the option for inheriting permissions, and then try removing [ID of account] again."


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3 Days Ago   #12
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

Ignore step 3 (registry permissions). See steps 6-9.
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2 Days Ago   #13
Tharthan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

Ignore step 3 (registry permissions). See steps 6-9.
But even new programs installed have permissions assigned to at least one of these old, deleted accounts.

Is there just some "obliterate any reference to [account ID X]" option that I could use?

Or perhaps a "remove any permissions from [account ID X] for any existing and future files" option?
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2 Days Ago   #14
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

I don't know of anything like that.
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2 Days Ago   #15
Cast

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When creating another administrator profile, it is created in a way that changes the user ID, but in program profiles, asks if all users can access the configuration and file deletion.
I only mention it for those programs that can succeed in continuing to use the system as if it were the previous one.

For registration make sure to create a backup.
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