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Anonymous
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July 30, 2005 6:00:38 PM

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I have Windows XP Home Edition, and I have set up both administrator
and user accounts for myself. Now I need to create a "Debug Users"
group, and add my user account to it. My XP manual says that I should
use Local Security Policy console, which is located in "Administrative
Tools" folder in the Control Panel. Unfortunately, I cannot find it
there.

Where should I look for the Local Security Policy console ?

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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
July 30, 2005 9:57:30 PM

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petro12@mail.com wrote:
> I have Windows XP Home Edition, and I have set up both
> administrator and user accounts for myself. Now I need to
> create a "Debug Users" group, and add my user account to it.
> My XP manual says that I should use Local Security Policy
> console, which is located in "Administrative Tools" folder
> in the Control Panel. Unfortunately, I cannot find it there.
>
> Where should I look for the Local Security Policy console ?

The Local Security Policy as well as the ability to create new
groups is only available in XP Professional. Whatever "manual"
you're looking at seems to have overlooked that fact.

FYI, in Windows XP Professional, you would go to Computer
Management -> Local User and Groups or enter lusrmgr.msc in the
Run box.

Managing Groups in Windows XP Professional
http://www.mcmcse.com/microsoft/guides/manage_groups.sh...

Nepatsfan
July 31, 2005 7:04:51 PM

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The normal user interface of XP Home Edition does limited the use of
groups and security settings. However, if you were to access the OS in
"Safe Mode" you will find security settings are available that you would
not otherise see.

Nepatsfan wrote:
> petro12@mail.com wrote:
>
>>I have Windows XP Home Edition, and I have set up both
>>administrator and user accounts for myself. Now I need to
>>create a "Debug Users" group, and add my user account to it.
>>My XP manual says that I should use Local Security Policy
>>console, which is located in "Administrative Tools" folder
>>in the Control Panel. Unfortunately, I cannot find it there.
>>
>>Where should I look for the Local Security Policy console ?
>
>
> The Local Security Policy as well as the ability to create new
> groups is only available in XP Professional. Whatever "manual"
> you're looking at seems to have overlooked that fact.
>
> FYI, in Windows XP Professional, you would go to Computer
> Management -> Local User and Groups or enter lusrmgr.msc in the
> Run box.
>
> Managing Groups in Windows XP Professional
> http://www.mcmcse.com/microsoft/guides/manage_groups.sh...
>
> Nepatsfan
>
>
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
July 31, 2005 7:04:52 PM

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Answered inline:

Dazza wrote:
> The normal user interface of XP Home Edition does limited
> the use of groups and security settings. However, if you
> were to access the OS in "Safe Mode" you will find security
> settings are available that you would not otherise see.
>

In order to accomplish his goal, petro12 needs to access these
two features:

Local Users and Groups
http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/books/sampchap/5824/07...

Local Security Settings
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Window...

Those are features only available in XP Professional.

If you know of some way that booting XP Home Edition in Safe
Mode allows access to them you'd be doing the rest of us an
invaluable service by passing that tip along.

The only two major capabilities that become available to XP
Home Edition running in Safe Mode are access to the built-in
Administrator account and the ability to modify NTFS
permissions. Neither would help solve the original question.

Nepatsfan


> Nepatsfan wrote:
>> petro12@mail.com wrote:
>>
>>> I have Windows XP Home Edition, and I have set up both
>>> administrator and user accounts for myself. Now I need to
>>> create a "Debug Users" group, and add my user account to
>>> it. My XP manual says that I should use Local Security
>>> Policy console, which is located in "Administrative Tools"
>>> folder in the Control Panel. Unfortunately, I cannot find
>>> it there. Where should I look for the Local Security Policy
>>> console ?
>>
>>
>> The Local Security Policy as well as the ability to create
>> new groups is only available in XP Professional. Whatever
>> "manual" you're looking at seems to have overlooked that
>> fact. FYI, in Windows XP Professional, you would go to
>> Computer
>> Management -> Local User and Groups or enter lusrmgr.msc in
>> the Run box.
>>
>> Managing Groups in Windows XP Professional
>> http://www.mcmcse.com/microsoft/guides/manage_groups.sh...
>>
>> Nepatsfan
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