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I know there's a way (in Win XP SP2) that you can enable more than one administrator account to be displayed at the welcome screen but i can't find it.
How would i enable that?

Thanks in advance.
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What user accounts do you see now?

You can have only one user named "administrator", but as many as you want in the "adminstrator" security group.
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I have two accounts with administrative rights. The default, "Administrator" account and the other named "Home".
I gave Home administrative rights and then the Administrator account disappeared (i only see Home account)
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That's odd. The default Administrator account is not supposed to show up - by design. Did it only disappear for you after you changed the security group for Home? You might try changing Home back to Limited and see if Administrator shows up again.

As a general rule, you shouldn't use the default Administrator account for daily stuff.
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the default administrator account will show up if no other accounts are present...since you've got to have something to log in with...but once there's something else to log in with...it hides that acount...if you want to get back to the admin account instead of home...press ctrl + alt + del at the screen where you pick your users...it will bring up the classic login shell...type administrator for the user...and whatever your password is.
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When i first installed Windows XP, Home had administrative rights then i lowered it to User type, that's when the Administrator account started showing up.
Today when i had two admin accounts only home was displayed. Then i lowered rights to it and Administrator reappeared.

Edited by Diego8, 15 February 2007 - 07:23 PM.

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Are you okay now, or is there something else we can do on this thread?
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It's okay now. I'll use dsenette tip if i decide to set more than one admin account.
Thanks.
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