The differance between local administrator profile and local user profile. RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    What are the differance between local administrator profile and local user profile & provdie the document.

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 3:11 AM

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  • Hi.


    Basically, Local user is an account on your system that allows for basic functions. Generally you wont be able to do certain installs and change certain settings.

    Local administrator is the accoiunt for full access on your system.

    They are used on stand alone machines that aren't connected to a domain.

    When you create a new user in XP, you have an option to setup that user as a local user, power user or local administrator.

    Hope this helps.



    Sean Venter Mini Tech IT MCITP - Enterprise Administrator
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 7:51 AM
  • Hi,

    Please specify the Certain Settings... available for XP local users.



    Purushoth K



    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 10:52 AM
  • Basically, As a local user, you wont be able to install certain things, access drives that you don't have permissions for, use programs that needs administrator rights, etc.

    One way to notice it is when you run or install something, a box will pop up saying that you have insufficient priviledges to do that. As a local administrator, you will be able to install and run anything.

    Sean Venter - MCITP - Enterprise Administrator - Mini Tech IT
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 12:33 PM