location-dependent users

Intel UNKNOWN
May 27, 2009 at 04:51:25
Specs: WinXP, 1.2GHz, 512Mb
In my attempt to change the name of the first owner of a PC to my own name, I have discovered, and am confused by, an inconsistency between the displays of the Users. What shows depends on the path to the display. There is the Switch-User path; there is Computer Management; Users & Groups; Users; path; there is Control Panel; User Accounts; path and there is Accounts in \Documents and Settings\ path. Is there an underlying principle or hierarchy of significance ? Are Profiles, Accounts & Users interchangeable concepts ?

Basty


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#1
May 27, 2009 at 05:03:07
Is this a continuation of your EARLIER post?

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#2
May 27, 2009 at 10:54:24
No and No to answer your questions. I'm not understanding what your Subject has to do with the content of your post.

EEOC


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#3
May 27, 2009 at 18:33:08
XP-user - there is a connection between the topics. The new part is my discovery of the inconsistency in the list of users displayed which varies with how you access this list. I KNOW for a fact that the same 'material' has one name in one list and a different name (because I changed it) in another list. Not only do details differ but the number of items in the lists differ.

Refering to the 'name-change' post, I stand by my claim to have deleted a default account. I did that experiment on a fresh install, specifically set up for the purpose.

My complaint about the differing lists applies to (a clone) of a real setup that I want to change. I do 'experiments' on clones so that if something goes wrong, I have not ruined my 'real' system, and can keep trying till I have a successful procedure that I can safely apply to my 'real' system.

Jennifer Sumn
No to hierarchy - so even though lists differ, they all equally tell the truth ?
Your reply to my other post seems to 'lock down' Profiles. Can you please enlarge about Accounts and Users ?

Basty


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#4
May 28, 2009 at 16:31:56
I have no idea what you mean.

EEOC


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#5
May 29, 2009 at 02:54:40
Jennifer
The number of users or accounts differs according to where they are viewed. Even leaving out Documents and Settings I list 3 paths in my original post which lead to a list of users. They differ, so surely they can not all be telling the truth.

Basty


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#6
May 29, 2009 at 14:52:35
You listed three locations including Documents and Settings.

So, what is the discrepancy you see in Computer Management compared to User Accounts in Control Panel? I'm guessing it's the Default Admin account that you're seeing in Computer Management and not in User Accounts.

EEOC


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#7
May 30, 2009 at 07:15:57
I'll get back to you when I gather that info.

Basty


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