Importance of Administrator Privileges in Microsoft® Windows® 7
What are the features of administrator privileges and different administrator accounts in Windows 7? Explain the ways to enable administrator privileges in windows 7?
Administrator privileges in Windows 7 Operating System keep the system more secure. It is a security measure to prevent the unknown changes in the settings, system files, applications and other process. It is seen that administrators could be able to change security settings, install hardware and software. They can also access all files on the computer,as they have the power to make changes to other user accounts. Firstly when you are setting up Windows, you are required to create user account. This account is called as administrator account.
Following are the features of administrator privileges, different accounts and tips to enable the administrative privileges in Windows 7:
- Features of administrator privileges
- Different Administrator accounts
- Tips to enable administrator privileges
Features of administrator privileges
The administrative privilege allows making the critical changes in the Operating System. An administrator has the full control over the computer. This feature has the ability to manage other users and control the account privileges. Moreover, it has ability to change the system files, and the settings of other applications.
Different Administrator accounts
The three main account types used in Windows 7 are administrator account, user account, and guest. Administrator account has the highest priority since it has the ability to change or modify all files within Windows, adjusts system defaults and Windows settings, and you can also manage other users. The standard user account is the basic type which has the limitations when compared with administrator account. The most restricted account type is guest account which is used for public computers that have several users on a frequent basis.
Windows 7 Operating System comes with built in administrator account which is disabled by default. To enable the administrator account, you can use the command prompt. Therefore, it is necessary to have a password for activating the Operating System and the administrator account consist of full administrator privileges over the computer. Open the command prompt and type’ net user administrator /active: yes’, then it would enable the administrator account.
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