Learn about the Administrator Rights in Windows® 7
What are Admin Rights in Windows 7?
Administrator status could be granted as local administrator on a single system, or a system in a workgroup domain administrator - over all of the computers in a domain. If you do not have administrator status, you would not have access to all files on that computer. This could be vital in case of infection. Only the local or domain administrator will have access to all users' files on a Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 system. Only the network administrator would be able to log in as a domain administrator. On all Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows 2003 computers, a local administrator account 'Administrator' is present, unless it has been removed. You would need to know the password. To login as local administrator, you need to log off, or reboot the system at the login screen in 'Username' type "Administrator" type the Administrator password in 'Password'. In Windows XP Professional, since you are using the welcome screen, press Control, Alt, and Delete twice to access the login screen.
Some mainly used rights in Windows 7 are as follows:
- Application installation
- Security related tasks
- Managing user profiles
Only the system administrator has the power to install any applications to the system. If you have set up any password or username to the administrator of the system, then only after providing the correct details, you could start the installation. If the user works with their own personal system, then the automatic user will be the administrator. In this case you don’t need any additional logins. But in the case of an office system, none of the applications will be installed in to the system without providing the necessary details related to the admin.
Security related tasks
The security of the system is under control of the administrator of the system. He could create passwords for each and every application in the system. This will provide better security to the system. The user could create password protected logins to the system. Thus none of the unauthorized user could enter in to the system.
User profile management is another important admin rights in the system. The admin could create various user profiles, edit those profiles or if necessary, the admin could remove those user profiles. Thus the user could create any number of profiles. The rights for accessing applications in that particular system will be different for users. And this also is decided by the admin of the system.
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