Solved When is Administrative rights in Windows 2000 applicable?

September 28, 2015 at 22:03:20
Specs: Windows 2000
HI All,

Is Administrative rights required to perform the below listed tasks:

• Install devices such as printers, webcam etc.;
• Manage printer queue;
• Share printers and folders
• Download drivers (HP, Dell, etc.)
• Install some software used for troubleshooting.


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#1
September 28, 2015 at 22:58:55
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Hard to find out as Win2K is no longer supported.

Best way to find out for sure is to log in to a non-admin account and try performing those tasks.

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#2
September 30, 2015 at 18:14:49
Sounds like a test question.

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#3
December 21, 2015 at 06:17:12
as per my experience, the "Administrator" user account and the default account having administrative rights does not have any difference, hence the "Administrator" account does not have any significant use. Regarding installation of drivers and printers, administrative rights are needed, but if its a home computer, it is ptobably enabled by default, so you can just plug and install or double-click install anything.
Hope this helps. I know this because I use Windows 2000 on my virtual machine.

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#4
December 23, 2015 at 08:12:42
Actually, there is a difference between the Default Built-in Administrator and a user in the Administrators Group. The main difference is that the Built-in Account cannot be deleted. All other accounts can be.

There are other differences of course, but that's the main one.

Administrator privileges are not always needed to install drivers and software. It just all depends on how the install program is written.

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#5
December 23, 2015 at 11:21:07
beachyhbt, yeah thats a good point though, but irrelevant to the thing asked. it doesnt matter if the account can be deleted or not at the time of installing a driver. lol

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#6
January 8, 2016 at 04:33:19
jay, I was responding to your comment. I'm sure you thought there was some relevance when you posted it. :)

Since the OP never responded, perhaps it doesn't matter anyway.

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#7
January 8, 2016 at 05:48:02
yup, its relevant :) but yeah, doesnt matter anyway.
i think the OP should upgrade to something newer, or maybe XP if nothing else supports.

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