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Old November 14th 17, 05:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
KenK
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I tried to remone a startup program with msconfig and XP told me I had to
be administrator to do so. The system was a gift so I don't know which
choice was administrator. One is guest, the other two are the previous
owner's and his wife. I am using the previous owner choice when the system
starts.

Now what? His wife? Doubtful. Can I make myself administrator? I need to
remove that app and many others.

TIA


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Old November 14th 17, 07:40 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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On 14 Nov 2017 16:45:01 GMT, KenK wrote:

I tried to remone a startup program with msconfig and XP told me I had to
be administrator to do so. The system was a gift so I don't know which
choice was administrator. One is guest, the other two are the previous
owner's and his wife. I am using the previous owner choice when the system
starts.

Now what? His wife? Doubtful. Can I make myself administrator? I need to
remove that app and many others.


http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-tips-...s-xp-password/

If you're trying to remove Norton Security (and maybe similar
software), you might need to fiddle with the registry.
But you didn't mention which program you were trying to
remove...
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Old November 14th 17, 08:17 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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On 14 Nov 2017 16:45:01 GMT, KenK wrote:

I tried to remone a startup program with msconfig and XP told me I had to
be administrator to do so. The system was a gift so I don't know which
choice was administrator. One is guest, the other two are the previous
owner's and his wife. I am using the previous owner choice when the system
starts.

Now what? His wife? Doubtful. Can I make myself administrator? I need to
remove that app and many others.

TIA


I get that message all the time and I am the administrator. It goes
ahead and does the change after I ignore the message.
You can go look at "users" and see what your authority is.
There are also crack disks out there that will lever up all of the
passwords. I use them when I get a "gift" without any idea of what the
administrator PW is. I may have a disk image here somewhere if you
can't find one.
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Old November 15th 17, 01:24 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Paul[_32_]
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KenK wrote:
I tried to remone a startup program with msconfig and XP told me I had to
be administrator to do so. The system was a gift so I don't know which
choice was administrator. One is guest, the other two are the previous
owner's and his wife. I am using the previous owner choice when the system
starts.

Now what? His wife? Doubtful. Can I make myself administrator? I need to
remove that app and many others.

TIA


Here's a picture of some WinXP panels.

https://s8.postimg.org/86z8li9zp/accounts.gif

The one on the left, is in Control Panels.

The one on the right, can be reached via

control userpasswords2

The word "control" refers to control.exe,
and when issued by itself, it opens the
Control Panels.

control

Giving control.exe an argument, causes it to
open that particular panel.

Not all accounts on a computer are full accounts.
Some have no home directory. An account called
"Updatus" or similar, might belong to some NVidia
driver software. If you were thinking all the
accounts in there were created by humans, some
are side effects of software.

Paul
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Old November 15th 17, 02:47 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_4_]
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In message , Paul
writes:
[]
control userpasswords2

[]
Not all accounts on a computer are full accounts.
Some have no home directory. An account called
"Updatus" or similar, might belong to some NVidia
driver software. If you were thinking all the
accounts in there were created by humans, some
are side effects of software.

Paul


I have "Administrator", "ASPNET", and "me"; Administrator and me are in
"Administrators" group, and ASPNET is in "Users" group. Any idea what
ASPNET might be?
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Old November 15th 17, 03:41 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Paul[_32_]
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J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
In message , Paul
writes:
[]
control userpasswords2

[]
Not all accounts on a computer are full accounts.
Some have no home directory. An account called
"Updatus" or similar, might belong to some NVidia
driver software. If you were thinking all the
accounts in there were created by humans, some
are side effects of software.

Paul


I have "Administrator", "ASPNET", and "me"; Administrator and me are in
"Administrators" group, and ASPNET is in "Users" group. Any idea what
ASPNET might be?


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...Fhelp%2F555299

"ASP.NET Machine Account is created when the [.net] 1.1
is installed onto a Windows XP machine."

"If one works with asp.net development work then he/she
must keep that account, otherwise ASP.net projects will
no longer function correctly." [Oh,my]

It's something most people won't be using.

Paul
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Old November 15th 17, 05:47 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_4_]
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In message , Paul
writes:
J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:

[]
I have "Administrator", "ASPNET", and "me"; Administrator and me are
in "Administrators" group, and ASPNET is in "Users" group. Any idea
what ASPNET might be?


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...Fhelp%2F555299

"ASP.NET Machine Account is created when the [.net] 1.1
is installed onto a Windows XP machine."

"If one works with asp.net development work then he/she
must keep that account, otherwise ASP.net projects will
no longer function correctly." [Oh,my]

It's something most people won't be using.

Paul


Thanks. Is it likely to do any _harm_ if I just ignore it?
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Old November 15th 17, 06:38 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Paul[_32_]
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J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
In message , Paul
writes:
J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:

[]
I have "Administrator", "ASPNET", and "me"; Administrator and me are
in "Administrators" group, and ASPNET is in "Users" group. Any idea
what ASPNET might be?


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...Fhelp%2F555299

"ASP.NET Machine Account is created when the [.net] 1.1
is installed onto a Windows XP machine."

"If one works with asp.net development work then he/she
must keep that account, otherwise ASP.net projects will
no longer function correctly." [Oh,my]

It's something most people won't be using.

Paul


Thanks. Is it likely to do any _harm_ if I just ignore it?


It's supposed to be a limited account. I suspect it might be used,
if your machine was running Microsoft IIS web server (a Windows Features
option you can turn on in some flavor of WinXP). Then, you'd be
writing some sort of code to communicate with a web browser
on another machine.

"How To: Use the Network Service Account to Access Resources in ASP.NET"

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff647402.aspx

And it doesn't appear to be related to the Framework Assistant
that got plunked into Firefox by some .net install. I see ClickOnce
related questions with respect to this, and nothing else.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...nt-for-firefox

And this gives a hint how asp.net works. It's a server side
technology.

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...eb-application

".Net framework is required for machines [servers]
hosting ASP.Net application.

Client only gets HTML/Javascript/CSS, Stuff which
client's browser can handle.

No server side code is executed on client."

That suggests the asp.net account (a limited account) is
only useful if you're a web monkey working on the server,
and you're trying to get your asp.net server code to
write to the Event Log and so on. That's when the code
uses that account to access the machine. It suggests, for the
"average Facebook user" (content consumer), you could
delete that account and never know the difference.

Not that I'm about to try.

The account is probably as dangerous as the Guest account.
By being a separate account, it allows a savvy user to
modify things for that specific account and situation.
And not hijack some other account for that purpose.

Paul
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Old November 15th 17, 03:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_4_]
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In message , Paul
writes:
J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
In message , Paul
writes:
J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:

[]
I have "Administrator", "ASPNET", and "me"; Administrator and me
are in "Administrators" group, and ASPNET is in "Users" group. Any
idea what ASPNET might be?

[]
Thanks. Is it likely to do any _harm_ if I just ignore it?


It's supposed to be a limited account. I suspect it might be used,
if your machine was running Microsoft IIS web server (a Windows Features
option you can turn on in some flavor of WinXP). Then, you'd be
writing some sort of code to communicate with a web browser
on another machine.


I'm pretty certain I'm not!
[Excellent middle section - over my head as usual! - snipped]
The account is probably as dangerous as the Guest account.
By being a separate account, it allows a savvy user to
modify things for that specific account and situation.
And not hijack some other account for that purpose.

Paul


I'll leave well alone. No-one is going to have access to the machine to
log in as that account, and I don't think it can be logged in to
remotely, can it?
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