Vista Business - Understanding user accounts - local & domain
Posted on 2007-10-09
I'm running Vista Business, pre-installed on new PC. On setup I specified a local account which was configured as an administrator. I added the device to the domain and everything worked lovely under the local account. I then realised that I was running under the local account and not the domain account so changed logon over to the domain account (i.e. was logging in as LOCAL\USER now DOMAIN\USER), however there are certain programs I cannot run under the domain account because of privlege issues, so have to log in as the local account.
I think I'm confusing myself with how XP used to work and really just looking for an explaination of how the local user account works within a domain and whether you do need to logon as a domain account to benefit from the resources available (I didn't seem to have any issues accessing this under the local account)? It all seems to be over complicated - or I'm over complicating it! If I do need to log onto the domain account, how can I change privleges to ensure I can run all of the applications?