How many of you uses the hidden admin as daily use?  

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  1. Muz
    Posts : 25
    Windows 10
       #1

    How many of you uses the hidden admin as daily use?


    How many of you uses the hidden admin as daily use?
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  2. Posts : 14,958
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.2965
       #2

    Muz,

    Not me.

    I do not take risks that convey no potential benefit.

    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 20 Jan 2020 at 12:05.
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  3. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    I do not enable the disabled admin account. Never had a reason to do so.
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  4. Posts : 13,136
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #4

    Only when necessary when there's issues with the User with administrative rights. By default the hidden Administrator has more things it can accomplish but normal activity doesn't need them.
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  5. Posts : 7,254
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #5

    Have not needed it for quite some time.
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  6. Posts : 14,958
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.2965
       #6

    Berton said:
    ... the hidden Administrator has more things it can accomplish ...
    I'm sorry but that's incorrect. The Built-In Admin is just that - an Admin. It has neither more nor less authority than any other Admin. It does not, for example, have any more or less access to the system 'user's' files than a normal Admin.

    If I am wrong please state what additional authority it has and either give the source for that info or describe an experiment that can demonstrate the difference.

    Denis
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  7. Posts : 1,254
    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    I do not.

    Going all the way back to the first release of NT in 1993 it was never recommended to use the built in Administrator account for general use. Best practice was to create a standard account for general use and an Admin level account for when it was needed. That was much less convenient than now. Then there was no UAC, no fast user switching, and no runas facility. Switching to any other account required logging out of your current account, which closed all applications, logging in with the needed account and doing what was needed, log out, and login with the original account and reopen applications. Security was much less a concern then.

    Now the normal practice is to use a created admin level account for general use. With UAC active this has only standard rights but full rights are easily obtained with UAC. This gives you most of the advantages of using a standard account with little inconvenience. Using a standard account is better but few home users do that.

    There are fewer reasons to use the built in Administrator account now and more reasons not to. By default some things do not work with this account and security is compromised. And the benefits in convenience are much less than in earlier times.

    At the present time it is hard to justify using the built in Administrator account for general use. In most cases this would mean a computer with no Internet access, and that just for starters.
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  8. Muz
    Posts : 25
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Does Bill Gates knows about the hidden account?
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