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#207377 21-Dec-2016 15:37
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Being in IT for a number of years I get set in my ways.
This normally means that personal computers (currently win 10) are set up with Admin and separate User (standard) accounts 

 

A recent article I read said that when (win 10) creating a  admin account it is really a superuser (haven't validated this)

 

It did get me thinking about it though as I recently set up the in-laws computers thinking they will just make themselves admins any way so why bother.
Also it does seems a bit irritating that an individuals settings "partially" move with them when they set up a new pc  but doesn't fully transfer privacy settings etc.

 

So.....

 

below are 2 options (please vote) for users of win 8 onwards
1. Do you create a separate admin and standard user account for yourself
2. I create an account with where you are the admin


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  #1693361 21-Dec-2016 15:38
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VOTE
1. Do you create a separate admin and standard user account for yourself


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  #1693362 21-Dec-2016 15:38
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VOTE:
2. I create an account with where I am the admin


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  #1693387 21-Dec-2016 16:28
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2 - I am the admin

 

Been in IT for 10 years, and while I certainly have a lot more to learn, I know enough not to get myself in trouble 




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  #1693393 21-Dec-2016 16:36
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openSUSE / Linux so don't really get a choice (or at least would have to go out of my way to use root account as a user) . . . so separate root / user


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  #1693403 21-Dec-2016 17:08
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if you have admin rights on your personal account or use a root account without good reason then I don't want to hear about your problems.


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  #1693407 21-Dec-2016 17:25
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2..

 

Work in IT, I don't care for making my life difficult at home


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#1693456 21-Dec-2016 18:51
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2

 

I know what I am doing.
I am always right.
I don't need my OS telling me I shouldn't do it.




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  #1693491 21-Dec-2016 20:47
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2.

 

 

 

end of the day, i know what im doing, My computer is only mine. it stays locked when im not about.

 

If i get anything dodgy on it, Fdisk instantly.

 

 

 

I command it, not the OS.





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  #1693544 21-Dec-2016 22:14
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2, I'm lazy. Also I only recently put a password on my user account: I trust everyone else in the house, and there's almost always someone home.

Baby steps.

Edit: I don't work IT.

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  #1693573 21-Dec-2016 22:46
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farcus:

 

openSUSE / Linux so don't really get a choice (or at least would have to go out of my way to use root account as a user) . . . so separate root / user

 

 

I did miss commenting on this, my linux machines that i run externally pointing, certainly do have far more security built into it...





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  #1693576 21-Dec-2016 22:56

2.
I only use my computer and know what I am doing.
When I am away the computer is locked. All drives (internal / external) are bit-locker protected.

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  #1693658 22-Dec-2016 09:03
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2 - full local admin rights

 

can get weird issues logged on as a lowly restricted user , eg some particular program/software issues, programs not being able to autoinstall
security patches etc etc


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  #1693677 22-Dec-2016 09:41
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Are you getting confused with the old days where some people would enable the 'administrator' account on windows and use that as their user account?




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  #1693963 22-Dec-2016 17:56
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Nope not confused

 

As you say that's what happened in the old days.
best practise in the old days would be an administrator account and separate standard user account for yourself (and really should still be done that way)

 

For windows 10 if you set yourself up as the first user it makes you the win 10 administrator
This is seems to be encouraged by MS especially if you set up the computer with a MS account

 


I am curious to see if people just set themselves as that administrator user and not bother having a separate administrator account and a standard user account for themselves.

 

 


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  #1693996 22-Dec-2016 19:34
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There's more protection in latter/current versions of windows that this isn't a problem anymore.





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