JSI Tip 4450. Member of the Users group can add new users in Windows XP?

When a user tries to open Control Panel / Users and Password, they receive:

You must be a member of the Administrators group on the computer to open the Users and Passwords control panel. You are logged in as <Computer Name\User Name>, which is not a member of the Administrators group.

Specify the user name and password of an Administrator on this computer to continue:
User name:
Password:

If the user opens Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Management / Local Users and Group, no password is required. The user can create new user accounts.

NOTE: The user can NOT change another user's password and they can NOT place an account into the Administrators group.

This behavior is by design.

You can revoke this right:

1. Log on as a member of the Administrators group.

2. Navigate to Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Management / Local Users and Group and select Groups.

3. Double-click Power Users in the right-hand pane.

4. Select NT AUTHORTY\INTERACTIVE and press Remove.

5. Press OK.


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