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GPOs to Disable Account Settings are not working

Q: GPOs to Disable Account Settings are not working


I need to disable the below settings. I have tried using the below GPO settings, ran gpupdate /force and restarted 2 domain computers. I then logged into each computer with a different domain account. The live tiles were still changing. I am still able to add a PIN to the account. I was still able to add a Microsoft account. (I do not have a Work/School account but the option was still available. I added the same Microsoft account to both domain users. The Sync your settings is all grayed out and all set to off. However, I noticed the desktop background synced and the Favorites Synced. How do I disable all these settings so they cannot be used and are turned off?

Disable Live Tiles
Disable Settings - Accounts - Sing-in Options - Create a PIN
Disable Settings - Accounts - Your account - Add Microsoft account
Disable Settings - Accounts - Your account - Add a work or school account
Disable Settings - Accounts - Sync your Settings

Disable Live Tiles
GPO - User Configuration/Policies/Administrative Teplates/Start menu and Taskbar
Clear history of Tile notification on exit Setting: Enabled

GPO - User Configuration/Policies/Administrative Teplates/Start menu and Taskbar/Notifications
Turn off notifications network usage Setting: Enabled
Turn off tile notifications Setting: Enabled

Disable Settings - Accounts - Sing-in Options - Create a PIN
GPO - Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/System/Logon
Turn on PIN sign-in Setting: Disabled

Disable Settings - Accounts - Your account - Add Microsoft account
GPO - Computer Configuration/Policies/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security Options
Accounts: Block Micorosoft Accounts Setting: User's can't add or log on with Microsoft Accounts

GPO - Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/App runtime
Allow Microsoft accounts to be optional Setting: Enabled

Disable Settings - Accounts - Your account - Add a work or school account
GPO - Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Microsoft Passport for Work
Use Microsoft Passport for Work Setting: Disabled

Disable Settings - Accounts - Sync your Settings
GPO - Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Sync your settings
Don not sync Setting: Enabled

Thanks for the help,


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A: GPOs to Disable Account Settings are not working

Where did you find a GPO template for Windows 10?

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I created a number of GPOs and they have been working ok. Edit the GPOs has also been working.
I now can't create any new GPOs or edit the existing ones. I get the below error message.
1. When editing
"Failed to Open the Group Policy Object. You might not have the appropriate rights."
2. When creating new
"The network name cannot be found."

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Okay, I really must be doing something wrong, but I don't think I am. We just recently moved to Windows 2000 and I am trying to set up GPOs in our domain. What I did was created a new OU for the domain. In this OU, I created a few OUs for various groups of computers (different PC labs we have), and OU for "students" and and OU for "faculty". I then moved the necessary computers into each computer OU and then placed the student global group and faculty global group into their respective OUs.

From here, using AD Users and Computers, I right click on an OU (Student OU for example) and choose the Group Policy Tab. I create a new GPO, choose to enable "Disable Control Panel" and then rename the GPO and close it out. I tried leaving it like this and did not work.

So I then clicked on the properties of the Student Global Group located inside the Student OU and chose the security tab, where I chose for the student global group READ and APPLY GROUP POLICY.

Still, did not work!!!

What am I doing wrong?? Is there something else I should be looking at??

The same goes for GPOs I set up for any of the Computer OUs, like enabling the option to "Not show the last logged on user". No GPOs are effective right now.

Thank you all so much in advance!!


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HELP!!! I've accidentally had Control Alt Delete on my Logon Screen. And from my laptop, I couldn't type it in with my keyboard, so I have to use Ease of Access and use the On-screen Keyboard. From there, it had a "Other User" Account which asks for a username and password, which I don't have because THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I've encountered an "Other User" Account.

I don't know how to retrieve my administrator account. I've been guessing several usernames and passwords for the "Other User" account (even my admin. username and password) but no luck.


Here's what my logon screen currently looks like:

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A:How do I disable Other User Account in Vista and retrieve Administrator account?

Hello, wow , i have never seen this before, here is an idea, couldn't hurt to try it : force a shutdown by pressing the power button, it will then shut down, Then restart it, it should go to the F8 screen automatically, see if you can enter into the restore or repair functions or last known working configuration. Just a thought. Post back results please.

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Hi, I only have one account in my Win8.1x64 PC. It was "Admin" (Standard user was not available, grayed). I tried to change it to "Standard" using Local Policy Group and now the account changed to "Local Account" and whatever I want to do (Change UAC settings, open Local Policy Group,check disk for errors, etc etc) I get the attached message below.I can't even press "YES" as it's grayed. How can I disable UAC and return my account to Administrator? Thanks

A:Admin account changed to Local Account/Can't disable UAC

Please follow the steps in this thread:
Accidentally changed the admin account to a local account

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My friend and I share my laptop. Recently I found out that he was watching porn on my computer. So I promptly confronted him, and told him to stop. Weeks later, he did it again. So I downloaded Norton's Safety Minder to prevent it. So this sneaky prick goes around and enables the guest account, and lo and behold, porn fest again.

What can I do? I don't want to keep him off the admin account, because he plays games on here, but I don't want him watching porn on my laptop either. Is there a way to put parental settings on the guest account? I know you can disable it, tried that, he just re-enables it, then disables it before he gets off. I'm really frustrated about this.

A:Need To Disable Guest Account On Admin Account

You could provide more info about your machine, of course.

For starters, password protect the BIOS and give the child a user account.

There's no need for him to use an admintrator account.

Occasionally check to make sure your BIOS is still secure. Other than that, take the machine away and lock it up.

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Is it possible to prevent a user from being able to use "Connect to a Microsoft account" from the OneDrive Settings under File Storage?
We are deploying Windows 8.1 Enterprise in a Corporate Environment and do not want to be able to connect Domain Accounts with Microsoft accounts.
I have applied the GPO Setting 
Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Options > Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts = Users cant add or log on with Microsoft accounts
However this has not disabled the option to join a Microsoft Account from the OneDrive Settings. It has disabled the option from the Accounts settings however.
Any advise appreciated


A:Prevent connecting Microsoft account to Domain account from OneDrive settings

Hello Lee Bowman,
Based on my test, I use the following steps to block the Microsoft account:
1. Open Group Policy Management Editor
2. Go to Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options> Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts.
3. In the drop-down menu, select Users can?t add or log in with Microsoft accounts
After applying the Group policy , I still can?t use the OneDrive to add Microsoft account.
When I try to add the Microsoft account, I will get the following message.

Best regards,
Fangzhou CHENFangzhou CHEN
TechNet Community Support

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Recently, a User Account Settings Popup appears frequently. Keeps asking me to set user account passwords.  I set the notifications to a low level.  Still happens.   T-520. Windows 10. I have no problems accessing user accounts the way I always have.  Don't know why this pop up keeps appearing.   

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Apologies in advance if this is not the right area. I was directed here by a Support Engineer in the

Microsoft Community forum. If this is not the right place, please let me know the best place to post this question.

The question presented on domain PCs after clicking 'Settings  > Change PC Settings > Accounts > Connect to a Microsoft account' is:

Which PC settings from your Microsoft account do you want to sync with your domain account?

The options are:

Start Screen
Desktop personalization
Apps (list of apps you've installed)
Passwords (apps, websites, and networks)
App Data
Language Preferences
Ease of Access
Other Windows Settings
Web browser (open tabs, history, and favorites)

What I'm looking for is more information about all these options. For example, what is synced with a domain account when the 'App Data' or 'Other Windows Settings' boxes are checked? Those are very vague descriptions, and I'm trying to figure out
what exactly is synced when these options are selected.


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Recently started having issues with my laptop (it is about 3 years old). When I sign into my administrator account it takes a very long time to load up and when it finally signs on- nothing else happens. Some of the desktop icons show up but I cannot press or click on anything. BUT the guest account is perfectly fine. Someone suggested to me that I turn my guest account into administrator but I do not want to lose pictures, files, and music from my administrator account. PLEASE HELP!!

DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Dede at 14:19:39 on 2011-07-23
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1978.913 [GMT -7:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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A:Administrator account is not working while guest account is working fine!

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Hello, an annoying issue here.

One of the programs I am attempting to have working correctly works fine when "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" is checked off. However, upon exiting the program, it is rechecked by windows automatically.

I am running Windows 8.1 on this machine and (due to no Local Group Policy Editor) I have already attempted to modify the registry via this link:

Program Compatibility Assistant - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

However, I'm not 100% sure if it worked or if it is applicable to this specific issue.

Thanks ahead of time for any help/insight

edit: I tried using a different (older) version of the program with no change

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I have a new GPO that only one security group can get.  What I am running into is if I login to a computer I have login to before I do not get the policy.  If I login to a computer for the first time I will get the policy.
Has anyone ever had this problem before?

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I'm pretty new to Group Policy Management. I just got a job at a school and one of my labs is not working like it should. I have done GPRESULT on a computer from another working lab and I'm comparing it to the computer in the lab I'm at now. So, in my
GPM, a couple polices are listed above my designated labs that should be inherited by all the labs, and then I have some of those same policies duplicated in just my troublesome lab. My question is, will having a duplicate GPO break things? I'm probably not
explaining all that right, but I'll try my best to answer any questions to help me find a solution. 

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Is there a way I can punch up a simple batch file script and get it to setup Group Policy Objects on client workstations? I can use the GUI GPEditor if I had to, but I think after about 25 machines, I'd get a little tired of it, and I'm looking to run this on about 400 machines.

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In xp pro you can disable a local account, is there anyway you can do this in xp home?

A:Disable Account

Do you mean user accounts? If so, you do it the same way in XP Home that it's done in Pro.

Start menu/User Accounts.

You can delete the account from there.

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Hello,please am trying to startup my laptop notebook but its saying that my account has been disable,i should contact my system administrator.I can not log in,please help.

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Morning everyone,

I am working with Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, in a network environment and I am trying to test it with our old GPOs we use on XP machines.

I am currently trying to install GPSI's such as Office etc.

When I reboot the machine after a GPUpdate I can only see 'Please Wait' while it installs the updates, but I know some of these updates will hang. I won't know what's hanging if I can't see what stage of the update it is at.

Is there anyway of customising this area of the startup to display which updates are installing?

Like in Windows XP where the box would appear in the middle of the screen saying "Installing Managed Software <Program Name>" etc.

Thanks for any help you can give regarding this.

-- Danoni

A:Changing Display of Installing GPOs

The answer to this I have since found out is to enable 'verbose' messages - we did this through a GPO on the domain controller. Can now fully see what is installing when loading Windows.

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Bit of a pickle, this one, chaps.

We have a windows 2003 server, with active directory installed, as well as DNS and DHCP services.

Let's say we have a main forest on our domain, called domain.kais - and within this domain, we have two Organisational Units, called OU1 and OU2. Within each OU, let's say we have 10 users.

Go to Group Policy Editor, and apply a new GPO to say OU1. You make all the settings you want, but for simplicity, let's say the only setting you do is something ridiculously simple, like, remove Recycle Bin from the laptop. You make the GPO called something like "OU1 GPO", link it to the OU, make sure it's the only GPO linked to it (so take away the standard Default Domain User GPO).

Go to a workstation, log on with a user from within that OU. Because you can log on, the assumption is that the network works fine, as the user gets authenticated. To make sure it's not a locally cached user, you created a brand new user within the OU.

So, if that works, any idea why the GPO isn;t taking effect? it's really getting to me now!


A:Windows 2003 Server / GPOs

Well heres a couple of things -

http://www.activedir.org/gp_faq.htm - A nice who what when why and how of Group policies it does mention 2000 and not 2003 but it still applies in most cases.

On the workstation once logged in go to your command line and do a gpupdate /force and see if that yields its results.

Oh yeah and another thought how is DNS running on your network? if you do an ping of a machine name from the clients not getting the update do you get back the FQDN or does it just show the machine name?

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After have install winxp sp2 or sp1 from ris server running windows 2000 server sp4, everytime the local administrator account is disable then the installtion is done.If i install win2kpro from same risserver the adminaccount works fine.


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How ? I tried mmc command on start menu but it didn't work out from this suggestion Disable a user account

So is there a way to do it?

I mean temporarily disabling a user account not delete it.

A:How can I disable a user account ?

Hello ecevit,

What happened when you tried that method for why it may not have worked?

You might see if you may be able to use one of the options in the tutorial below may be able to help disable a user account.

User Account - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Support Forums

Hope this helps,

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I have tried to google this many different ways with no results. I need to return a defective computer but I need to unlink it from my Windows account. I have tried to create a local account, but it won't go through. Other options ask for an internet connection, but I can't connect to the internet. That's why I'm returning the PC in the first place. How do I unlink it without deleting the account (I'm using it right now on a different PC)?

A:How to disable a Windows account from a PC

PC Settings>Accounts>Your Account>Disconnect to "unlink it" as you say.

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I guess some recent Windows updates have change the way UAC settings are changed. Now it seems impossible to change UAC settings of non-admin account.

It says that that I have to be logged in as an administrator, but before opening this window it anyway asked for admin password.

In User Account settings for a specific account there is no possibility to change UAC behavior.

Anyone knows how can I do it?

A:Can't disable UAC on non-admin account

There is a method involving group policies that may work for you here.

I would have a read over this thread on technet first though.
disabling UAC - reg setting

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Hi All, The company that I work for uses Exchange Server 5.5 and two users got transfered to different locations. Is there a way to disable their mailboxes from recieving email? I don't want to delete their mailboxes, but I don't want them to recieve email because it's taking up space on the server. If anyone has any suggestions, I would appericate it. Thanks

A:Exchange 5.5 Account disable

I don't know if this is the best option but this is what I do:

Export de user's mailbox to a *.pst file.
Open the *.pst file in your outlook.
Delete the mail account in Exchange.
This way you get free space on your exchange server

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My son set up the administrator account and he doesnt remember the password and when we try to reset he doesnt remember the yahoo email anymore. How can I reset the password for the administrator account or disable it. I am needing to download an anti virus and can not due to this

A:disable administrator account


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* keystroke recording software
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Im currently using a standard user account.Ive tried the elevated command prompt net user administrator/active:no command and it said the command had completed successfully.But i can still access the administrator account at log on.
Any ideas please how i can disable the admin account and just have the standard user account running?
Many thanks.

A:How do i disable the administrator account.

...You will be in a world of hurt if you disable the only administrator account on your computer...In order to elevate with a standard user account you need an administrator account available if you remove it, you will be locked out of your computer!

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I'm using Windows 10 Enterprise. When I leave my computer I lock it using the windows key + L. After some time when I unlock the account I see that my account was logged off and I lost all my running programs (everything just restarted). It also happens when I log in using Remote Desktop, exit it (not logging off) and then coming back after like 1-2 hours.
Is there anything I can do to prevent that happening?

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We are moving to Windows Server 2012 R2 and therefor to Internet Explorer 11. I have already upgraded the administrative template files holded by our domain controller (.admx files on the central store). 
When trying to create a GPO I just can't find a configuration item to set the browser title. I know that IEM has gone in favor of group policy preferences. But there is no such config item there as well. Am I stuck with IEAK11?

Thanks in advance

A:Howto to set browser title of IE11 using GPOs

Hello Matze2ooo,
the link is this
Package Type Selection: Internet Explorer Customization Wizard. It creates a *.exe file you have to distribute.

These are useful TechNet Library articles helping you with
IEAK 11:

Good starting point -
IEAK 11: List of tasks and references to create, manage, and deploy Internet Explorer 11 custom packages
How to deploy IEAK 11 -
Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) - Deployment Guide for IT Pros How to distribute
Deploy Internet Explorer 11 using software distribution tools
As written above, you could also distribute a the registry key Windows Title
through GPO to users.

Disclaimer: This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights. | Whenever you see a helpful reply, click on Vote As Help and click on Mark As Answer if a post answers your question.

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In trying to adhere to the disable Dr. Watson crash dumps STIG, I need to locate which GPO setting that disables the crash dumps. I'm aware of the ways to disable the createcrashdump in the regisrty or deleting the AeDebug registry key. However, I have a GPO that is enabling the crash dumps. (I know this because everytime I manually disable it and refresh my group policies it is re-enabled.)

I've been able to isolate which GPO is enabling the crash dumps by unlinking all my GPOs and re-linking them one by one to locate the culprit. I've manually looked through the policy settings of the GPO enabling the crash dumps and can't find anything that would disable the create crash dumps. I was wondering if anyone knew off hand how to disable the Dr. Watson crash dumps or disable Dr. Watson completely through a Group Policy Setting.

I'm all googled out on this one. Any assistance would be great thanks.

OS: Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows XP SP2

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Hi all , happy new year for all

im new year and i was looking for a solve for my damn it problem

from about a week i got a game on a usb flash [pro evolution soccer 2010]
and it was comprassed so i extracted it and started to follow the instructions
but at that time my pc didnt have antivirus so i got malwared
the game was getting unpacked in that time i was watching a film but i noticed that the pc is lagging and running too slow
so i decided to close the film
i clicked alt + clt + delete but i see message i never saw before
[Windows Task manager has been disabled by Adminstrator]
i started to search how to enable it but all the ways not working]
then i tried to open my ccleaner to clean registery maybe it will be fixed but
it starts then it closes in about 5 seconds
i knew then thats was a ******* virus
when unpacked of game end , i tried to register its file in registery but i got the same message [regedit has been disabled by adminstrator]
i started to get nervous
i formated C and installed new windows then i ran the save mode and tried to setup antivirus but after i finish setup it doesnt open and task manager is closed again
i dont know what i should i do with this virus i dont want to format all my hard disk for damn virus
i setuped windows many times and differnet versions of windows and differnet programs but no way

immediately after setup windows hijackthis log is:
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A:Reg Disable & Task Disable & .exe not working

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Hey everyone. New to this forum

After playing around with this for a while I have a question: Is there any way to disable the removal of a user account? Ex: A administrator cannot delete another administrator account. Is this possible? Thanks!

A:Windows 7 Disable Account Removal?

Nope Admins are equal. Whatever you can do they can do to you.

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How can i delete the Administrator's account and give a Standard User the same privileges albeit on providing a password?

A:Delete/Disable Administrator's Account?

You can't. That's why Windows has two different account types. Standard user and Administrative user.

You can change the account type of your standard user, making that account administrator, and delete the original administrator account.

User Account Type - Change


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Hi am a facing this problem for long time..When ever i turned my Pc on its showing invalid username/password...Its getting in to a user account for which i dont know the passwpord....its hidden administrator account i think once i tried that in command prompt,,,,,

i have tried various steps like
1:in command prompt i used net user administrator /active:no
it shows "system error 5 occured "

2:i tried REGEDIT there when i open the SAM file is shows this user is already in use

pls help me how to fix this

A:How to disable Default administrator account...

Hello Amarnath, and welcome to Ten Forums.

It sounds like you may not have opened an elevated command prompt to run the command in.

If that doesn't help, here are some more options for how to disable the built-in Administrator account.

Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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I reinstalled and updated Windows. Then created a back-up image. Whenever reinstalling from this image, I see an extra User account called ASP.NET

My understanding it that it has something to do with the Net4 framework installation (perhaps Windows was not fully updated before I made the image).

Should I be concerned about security and thus delete or disable it? I've read mixed thoughts:ASP.NET account SevenForums thread

Why is there an ASP.NET account on my machine?
What is the password?

How does one prevent this from happening again on future Windows installations (should I keep rebooting & checking for updates even when Windows says there are no more)?


A:ASP.NET user account... delete or disable it?

I have that on one of my three systems. Haven't found out why yet, but did disable that user today. I will wait to see if anything screams at me, and let you know if it does.

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My situation is that I have a laptop running on Windows 7 64 bit that I was given by my college that is connected to the college's wifi network. I want to uninstall some programs since it is very slow but when I try uninstalling a program, it says that I need the User Account Control ID and password. Is there trick or hack that can help me bypass this User Account Control knowing I don't know the ID or password for the User Account Control.

Thank you

A:How to Disable User Account Control

One thread on this subject is more than enough.

Please read the forum rules.

6) No discussions of hacking someones system, network, password, etc.

Contact you I.T. Department at the college.

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Not sure if this is part of the account you create or a separate (built in) account, but seems like it should be disabled if the latter. Thanks!

A:How do you disable the built in Admin Account in XP Pro?

You cannot...I have to wonder why you would want to.


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Asus laptop x555ln, Windows 8.1 64bit

Long story short, I had two password protected accounts named A and B (for convenience sake). A is suddenly no longer operable and always gets stuck in the welcome screen and ends up in a force shut down. B on the other hand works just fine. I attempted a lot of solutions to fix A. One of which is I disabled A's password via B's admin privileges. BIG MISTAKE. Everytime I boot up, it now automatically logs on to A which is practically useless. Now I can't access B as I'm stuck in A's welcome screen.

I've pretty much exhausted every option in the recovery disk except system refresh and reset. If only the system doesn't automatically log into A, I can just select B and move on from this problem, without having to nuke my programs.

Does anyone know how I can access B in this situation? We just need to disable the autologin.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Can I disable autologin without logging into an account?

Have you tried ...
Whilst logged in as A ...
Right Click on the Start Button
Click on Shut Down or Sign Out
Sign Out
Log back in as B and use the Accounts - family - Others to remove the A account

These instructions are from Windows 10 but 8 and 8.1 are similar

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On some of my programs and games i have user account control on there (i didn't put it on them)
They make my programs lag and now some of my programs won't be able to update.
I see what programs have UAC because it has a shield in the bottom right corner of the icon.


A:User Account Control! NEED HELP TO DISABLE!!!!!!!

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Hello, I have a bit of a problem, I was on the phone with HP support, and they asked me to go to the command prompt, and type the following command:
NET USER administrator/active:yes

After doing this, I logged off and there was a new account there, called administrator. Now, the problem is that I want that account hidden again, but I cannot figure out the command to disable it, as none of the following worked:
NET USER administrator/active:no
NET USER administrator/disable
NET USER administrator/deactivate

Please help me in disabling this account. Thank you

A:Disable Administrator Account on Vista

You need to add a space after the username and before the /

NET USER administrator /active:no

You also have to do this from an elevated command prompt. Right click Command Prompt in the Start Menu and pick Run as administrator.

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Asus laptop x555ln, Windows 8.1 64bit

Long story short, I had two password protected accounts named A and B (for convenience sake). A is suddenly no longer operable and always gets stuck in the welcome screen and ends up in a force shut down. B on the other hand works just fine. I attempted a lot of solutions to fix A. One of which is I disabled A's password via B's admin privileges. BIG MISTAKE. Everytime I boot up, it now automatically logs on to A which is practically useless. Now I can't access B as I'm stuck in A's welcome screen.

I've pretty much exhausted every option in the recovery disk except system refresh and reset. If only the system doesn't automatically log into A, I can just select B and move on from this problem, without having to nuke my programs.

Does anyone know how I can access B in this situation? We just need to disable the autologin.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Can I disable autologin without logging into an account?

Have you tried ...
Whilst logged in as A ...
Right Click on the Start Button
Click on Shut Down or Sign Out
Sign Out
Log back in as B and use the Accounts - family - Others to remove the A account

These instructions are from Windows 10 but 8 and 8.1 are similar

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Hi everyone,

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

Basically, I have two user accounts running on my PC at the moment. What I want to do is disable some of the startup items in one of the accounts, but still have them run in the other. Everywhere I look keeps telling me to use msconfig, but that disables across both accounts, which completely defeats the purpose.

Also, is there anyway to add a program to the boot list for just one account?? I used to do it on XP by throwing a shortcut in the startup folder, but i cant find a startup folder for individual accounts on Windows 7.

Thanks guys and gals,

A:Disable Startup Items Per account

Hi -

A very perfect app for you is available free from Microsoft TechNet.

SysInternals AutoRuns, by Mark Russinovich --> http://live.sysinternals.com/autoruns.exe

The chm help file --> http://live.sysinternals.com/autoruns.chm

Download to Desktop; 2x-click on autoruns.exe, allow it to scan the registry (status on bottom-left of screen)

Click on the user tab - you will see numerous user accounts - choose one and then click on the "logon" tab - un-check the boxes for those items you wish that particular user not to have run at logon; repeat for others

I hope this helps.

Regards. . .



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Hi all,
I'm trying to set Google as the default search engine when an end-user types something in the navigation bar. Standard this is Bing, and although Bing is wonderful we still would like to go with Google.

What I did:
1. Made a new GUID (PowerShell New GUID thing): {001c1193-09c6-4f56-a5b7-2b031da433a7}
2. Set the following reg keys:



Key path
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes

Value name

Value type

Value data




Key path

Value name

Value type

Value data




Key path

Value name

Value type

Value data




Key path
Explorer\SearchScopes\{0... Read more

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I've tried searching for a way to disable proxy settings all together from internet explorer and I'm not able to find a solution.
Is there a way to do it through registry in a way where the user isn't able to even select the "check box" anymore?

I know the old way of unchecking the box, but the user will always go back and check it and type in the proxy server and port. Is there a way to disable it completely?

A:Disable Proxy Settings

is this any help?

How to disable automatic proxy caching in Internet Explorer

You can disable the Automatic Proxy Result Cache by using the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

Value: EnableAutoproxyResultCache
Data value: 0 = disable caching; 1 (or key not present) = enable automatic proxy caching (this is the default behavior)
If the registry key is not present, you can create the registry key by using the following registry file:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]"EnableAutoProxyResultCache"=dword:00000000"
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Hello Guys,

I'm a VFX professional, so Apps I use need large amount of free memory and CPU. But also I use to be online for much time. I use AVG Internet Security. But it takes a larger amount of Memory and CPU. I don't use Internet while working, so I don't need Antivirus security while working. I created 2 Use Accounts one for my work and another one for online browsing. Tried to disable AVG protection on my work account. But it didn't work because AVG don't have single user installation option. Also tried to disable AVG on start up but it applied for the both accounts. I don't want to switch to any other Antivirus because I'm pretty much satisfied with AVG and using AVG from more than 4yrs.

So can any one tell me "Is there any way to disable Apps on Secondary Accounts?".

Also tell me some other tips I can apply on my Work account for better performance.

A:How to disable some apps on secondary user account.

I would uninstall the AVG bloatware and install lean free recommended Microsoft Security Essentials.

Keep your Win7 Firewall updated by setting updates to Automatic and installing all optional Updates.

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I've always used local accounts with Windows. But recent events have had the need for me to use skydrive which required me to login. In fairness, I don't mind logging in and backing up settings etc, but instead of my profile saying my username, it will say my full name (I fixed this issue). But it also wants my microsoft password every single time. I've changed it to pin code for quickness, but removing it altogether would be good.
Any clues?

FYI, the netplwiz trick only works for local accounts, not microsoft ones.

A:Disable need 4 password on profile with Microsoft Account

Hello Darkstarr,

You can also set Windows to automatically sign in to your Microsoft account at startup if you like. Double check using the tutorial below to see if it may help.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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"User account control (UAC) a new feature which was introduced in Microsoft windows vista has become more annoying feature. UAC in windows vista is way to protected windows operating system by preventing unauthorized changes to your system. However UAC in Windows 7 is less annoying and more friendlier now.
Windows 7 UAC has option to set level of alerts and notification hence virtually no setting to turnoff or disable UAC in windows 7.well actually the steps for disabling UAC in windows 7 is more or less similar to windows vista.
Thanks to My Digital Life, which has listed four ways to turnoff and disable UAC in windows 7. We are listing two methods from that list which are easier to follow.
Method 1: Disable and Turnoff UAC in Windows 7 from Control Panel

1. Access User Control Panel from Start Menu -> Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> User Account
2. Click on
User Account Control settings link. 3. Move the Slider to Never Notify
4. Click OK to make the change effective
5. Reboot.
Method 2: Disable UAC with Registry Editor (Regedit) in Windows 7

1. Run Registry Editor (RegEdit) by typing regedit at command prompt or at startmenu->run
2. Locate following registry key:
3. Locate the following REG_DWORD value:
4. Set the value of EnableLUA to 0.
Optional step to suppress UAC permission prompt dialog,
1. Locate the following REG_DWORD valu... Read more

A:How to Disable User account control (UAC) in Windows 7

The User Accounts control panel applet does not appear in my installation - I click on it, nothing happens (as nothing happens when I click the relevant link on UAC notifications).

But I did try the regedit method and the moment I pressed enter I got a system notification balloon:

You must restart your computer to turn off User Account Control - Click to restart this computer.

So I guess it works
Thanks for the tip!

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How do you disable and enable user account control?

A:[SOLVED] Disable User Account control

Open Control Panel and select User Accounts. The last option in the list allows you to disable or enable UAC.


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