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Windows 7 User Permissions VS Windows XP User Permissions

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  • Hi!

    I would like to know differences between the User Permissions for each User Type (Local Administrator, Power User, Standard User) between the two Operating Systems Windows 7 and Windows XP. A detailed list would be ideal, but links to some MS KB articles providing detailed information for each user type and respective permissions would be sufficient.

     

    Currently, I have managed to find some links regarding user type permissions for Windows XP which are:

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/usercpl_overview.mspx?mfr=true

    http://www.wellesley.edu/Computing/WinXP/wxpgroups.html#administrator

     Although some additional links would be helpful.

     

    However, I am having difficulty finding detailed links for Windows 7 User Accounts (the ones that I find mainly involve UAC, but I need more in-depth/specific information for each user type permissions).

     

    Can you help direct me to some MS KB articles (mainly for Windows 7 user account types and permissions) OR provide a list (either differences between permissions of the 2 OS or list of permissions for the Windows 7 user types)?

    Thank you!

    Wednesday, August 11, 2010 2:47 AM

Answers

  • There is not such list.

    However the following article should be helpful. The user groups settings in Windows 7 are similar with it in Windows Vista.

    Understanding and Configuring User Account Control in Windows Vista 


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Friday, August 13, 2010 7:06 AM
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  • The groups "Power Users" is not longer used. The rest is the same like in XP. YOu only have to know, that users have  standard user rights, when UAC is turned on. So read the link from Arthur very carefully!!!

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Friday, August 13, 2010 12:54 PM

All replies

  • There is not such list.

    However the following article should be helpful. The user groups settings in Windows 7 are similar with it in Windows Vista.

    Understanding and Configuring User Account Control in Windows Vista 


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Friday, August 13, 2010 7:06 AM
    Moderator
  • The groups "Power Users" is not longer used. The rest is the same like in XP. YOu only have to know, that users have  standard user rights, when UAC is turned on. So read the link from Arthur very carefully!!!

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Friday, August 13, 2010 12:54 PM