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Anonymous
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June 4, 2005 2:53:09 PM

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I had previously set up two administrator accounts under Windows XP
Pro. I have since changed one to a limited account and one to a Power
User account. However, both accounts are still available and active
whenever Safe Mode is entered, which is contrary to what I thought
should be the case. I would like neither of these to be available in
Safe Mode, but am not sure what needs to be changed in order to fix
this issue.

Thanks in advance for any help or recommendations!

Doug
Anonymous
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June 4, 2005 5:22:19 PM

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Doug wrote:
> I had previously set up two administrator accounts under Windows XP
> Pro. I have since changed one to a limited account and one to a Power
> User account. However, both accounts are still available and active
> whenever Safe Mode is entered, which is contrary to what I thought
> should be the case. I would like neither of these to be available in
> Safe Mode, but am not sure what needs to be changed in order to fix
> this issue.

Why would safe mode prevent these accounts from being used? Being in safe
mode does not change what they can do.

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Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
June 5, 2005 1:39:30 AM

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Safe Mode is designed to provide access to all accounts. If you wish to hide
accounts, you can do so by disabling the "start screen".

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Edward Chow
LX Technologies

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"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> Doug wrote:
> > I had previously set up two administrator accounts under Windows XP
> > Pro. I have since changed one to a limited account and one to a Power
> > User account. However, both accounts are still available and active
> > whenever Safe Mode is entered, which is contrary to what I thought
> > should be the case. I would like neither of these to be available in
> > Safe Mode, but am not sure what needs to be changed in order to fix
> > this issue.
>
> Why would safe mode prevent these accounts from being used? Being in safe
> mode does not change what they can do.
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
June 5, 2005 3:45:48 AM

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As shown below from Microsoft's Knowledge Base, user accounts without
administrative privileges should not be listed in the Welcome screen
during Safe Mode startup. I have witnessed this before, but for some
reason it appears that once an account which has previously been given
administrative privileges and are then removed that the Safe Mode logon
option remains.



Users are missing from Welcome screen in Safe Mode
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Article ID : 292742
Last Review : January 3, 2005
Revision : 1.1
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SUMMARY
When you start a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer in Safe mode, if
you have the Welcome Screen enabled, not all user accounts are
displayed on the Welcome Screen.
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User accounts that do not have administrative privileges are not listed
on the Welcome Screen. Users with Standard or Limited account types do
not have access to start in Safe mode.

Log on with an account that has administrative rights, perform the
necessary maintenance. After that, start the computer normally, not in
Safe mode, and you can log on with any user account.
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