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How do I add a Local Account with Administrative rights without edit Accounts settings?

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  • Hello,

    As I can see, we can add Local accounts from the start page, but as a Standard account. What do I have to do in order to add an account that belongs to Administrators group without modify accounts page settings?

    Thanks.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:03 PM

Answers

  • Hi Sergio,

    In the Metro UI in the Windows Developer Preview, that function is not available. Thanks for using Windows Developer Preview and I do appreciate the feedback. We'll get your feedback to the appropriate feature group for review.

    Thanks,

    Bobby 

    Friday, September 16, 2011 9:22 PM
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  • Hey Sergio,

    From my understanding, in the Windows Developer Preview version, the first user account created will be an Administrator type account, subsequent new accounts created will be Standard type accounts. The legacy Desktop UI Administrator Tools is still accessible, though. 

    Regards,

    Bobby 

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:45 PM
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  • Hey Sergio,

    From my understanding, in the Windows Developer Preview version, the first user account created will be an Administrator type account, subsequent new accounts created will be Standard type accounts. The legacy Desktop UI Administrator Tools is still accessible, though. 

    Regards,

    Bobby 


    Hi Bobby,

    I understand that, but how can I add another Administrator account by using the start page after create the first one? I know it is possible form UI Administrator tool in Control Panel but I think it would be better if you could do the same in the start screen control panel for any account.

    Thanks.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:48 PM
  • Hi Sergio,

    In the Metro UI in the Windows Developer Preview, that function is not available. Thanks for using Windows Developer Preview and I do appreciate the feedback. We'll get your feedback to the appropriate feature group for review.

    Thanks,

    Bobby 

    Friday, September 16, 2011 9:22 PM
    Answerer