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Standard-user can view administrator's documents folder?

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  • what the name of the administrators folder

    /users/???

    whats your name

    Saturday, February 10, 2007 11:13 AM
  • The name of the administrator's folder is:

    \Users\dshek\

    One thing I have done that may have caused this behaviour:

    The Vista machine was joined to a Windows Server 2003 domain, and then un-joined. I moved it back to the workgroup because the windows automatic update didn't work without applying some other update to WSUS.

    Do you think that is the cause? Again, I am just guessing here, as I didn't know if this behaviour happen before the action above.

    Thanks.

    Sunday, February 11, 2007 8:28 PM
  • If you are a local Admin on the computer that you would have access to all folders even after removing from domain.
    Monday, February 12, 2007 1:47 PM
  • Hi.

    The user id I logged on as, is not a local admin. So looks like that is a bug.

    Monday, February 12, 2007 8:07 PM
  • Was this account on the computer before the computer was added to the domain
    Monday, February 12, 2007 8:20 PM
  • No it wasn't. I added the normal user after unjoining from the domain.

    So there are:

    1) local administrator.

    2) local normal user.

    3) a normal domain user - left over from the domain.

    Monday, February 12, 2007 8:37 PM
  • Hi,

    I am using windows vist home premium. I dont have the above problem. It asked me the admin ID when I tried to access admin ID's folders, but only for the first time. Now if i access any folder it will simply open the folder. Can I revert this back and make it ask my admin pwd again for accessing these folders?

    Wednesday, July 25, 2007 3:55 PM