How do I create a limited user without creating an admin user first?
Posted on 2009-02-24
I have a fresh Windows XP SP2 load, which was performed via an unattended installation. I have an Administrator account which is fine, and I have installed all apps, printers, etc.
I wanted to copy the administrator to the default profile, and then create the user account which would become the only account showing on the welcome page, and the administrator account would be accessible through ctrl-alt-del ctrl-alt-del (which brings up the alternate authentication dialogue box).
However, when I try to copy the administrator profile it won't let me - grayed out. When I try to create a User (Limited) Account, it will not let me make the new account anything other than administrator, and I can't change the account type afterwards. So, I created another administrator account, and after that I can then create a limited user account (but haven't yet). This would leave me with three accounts, and of course the original ADMINISTRATOR would (I think) be hidden on the welcome page, so only two would show.
Can anyone clarify this for me?