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User Accounts vs Local Users

Discussion in 'Software' started by leef, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. leef

    leef New Member

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    Hi there,

    A question regarding User Accounts vs Local Users.

    If I try and create a user account using the option in Control Panel, for a new user for the Computer, I get an error saying 'The user <domain>\Bob cound not be added to the administration group because <domain>\Bob does not exist.

    However I can add a user in the Local Users and Groups option.

    Are they the same?
     
  2. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Well... no, not exactly. You get the error message as the PC you're using is connected to a domain so when you try and create a user through control panel, it assumes you wish to add it to said domain with that user. If that user doesn't pre-exist then it won't add it.

    If you create Bob (for instance) inside Local Users then you can log on locally (when you get to the Ctrl Alt Del logon screen, drop down the lowest dropdown box and choose "(This computer)" option)". When logged on locally - you're not on the domain.


    Hope this made sense as I'm confusing myself. :p

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  3. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    If you want to add a user "localy" then you have to logon to that computer "localy"
     
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  4. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    I think you're incorrect here John. You can (as the OP stated) create a user whilst logged in and connected to the domain to be used locally.

    As long as the user is created in the "local users" it doesn't matter.

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  5. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    As far as I understand it, when you go to 'Control Panel' and 'User Accounts' the user account window that first comes up is simply for you to assign local permissions to existing users and groups (hence your error message).

    From this screen, click 'Advanced' and 'Advanced' again to go the Local Users and Groups snap in to add the local account.

    And no, it doesn't matter if you're logged in on the domain, as you can specify to create the account locally.

    HTH.
     
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  6. Johnd76

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    Sorry my mistake :oops: dont think im cut out for this IT malarky
     
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  7. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Yes you are, don't be silly. You have your MCDST after all, right? :)

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  8. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    well yes i do have the "certificate" for the MCDST :biggrin
     
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  9. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    You stole the piece of paper off someone else didn't you! :p lol

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  10. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    I have been caught out!!! some old guy was selling them for a tenner so i thought "why not" :D
     
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  11. BosonMichael
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  12. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Not a very nice way to talk about tripwire. :p
     
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  13. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    He tried to sell me MCSA/MCSE for £11.48!............way out my price range :eek:
     
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