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Windows 7: Setting Up Multiple User Accounts - Problem

19 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 professional
Setting Up Multiple User Accounts - Problem

I switched to Windows 7 recently and tried to set up multiple accounts when I ran into a problem.
I need to set up 200 user accounts on machine (dont ask me why lol) but once I reach close to 100 it locks me out. By lock me out I mean I cannot create any more new accounts, I cannot enter the UAC panel, I cannot manage any of the existing accounts including my own adminitrator account - in other words I cannot do anything under the 'user account' tab on the control panel. if I create one of the other accounts as an administrator it shows me the same results - actually it wont even go into the user accounts tab no matter how hard I click on it...
I tried this on both my machines - one running Family the other professional 64bit. Same result - one got to 96 accounts the otehr to 98 accounts.
Is there a limit to the number of user accounts you can run on Windows 7? I rememebr on Windows XP there was no limit (although the welcome screen slowed down to a crawl when i tried to set up more than 50 user accounts). Is there a way around this limitation if there is one? If there is a limitation is it with regards to these versions alone and perhaps the Business/Enterprise edition does not have this problem?
Any information would be appreciated.

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19 Apr 2010   #2



if you have to create 200 accounts..i suggest you to make server..
and you can arrange it easy. you just install window server 2003 R2. and use active directories to manage your clients account.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 professional

Ive never run a server before...
This is a home laptop - would I even be able to run a server on it?
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19 Apr 2010   #4


like your case..if you want to make multiple user more than 50. i suggest to make it.
the profit is you can manage your user account with that.
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19 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 professional

So IS there a limit that you know of with regards to the maximum number of user accounts one can run on a machine?
Also - where can I find more info with regards to running a server. Im sure ill need it seeing that Ive never run one before...
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19 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

Evaluating Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation Options
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19 Apr 2010   #7


i dont sure about the limit of account can be create.
but is all about your specs too. if you want to create more, that's your specs much bigger like memory.

Windows Server 2003 Tutorials, Visual and Step-by-Step
maybe this web can help you..that have point active directory like i said before.
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