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Old 01-12-2012, 09:15 AM   #1
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Difference Between built in Administrator

What is different between the built in Administrator and a domain user in the administrator group, or as other Administrator on a local pc?
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:06 AM   #2
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Re: Difference Between built in Administrator

I have an application that works great while logged in as the built in Win7 Admin but once I create the account with Admin rights the application fails once I try to launch it.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:35 PM   #3
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Re: Difference Between built in Administrator

The local administrator account has complete and utter control over the local system.

A domain administrator does have some limitations built into the group policy object (GPO). In order to run that application as a domain administrator, you need to go in and configure the domain administrator GPO and implement that across the domain.

I have limited experience with that on Win 2k Adv. Server, but that information should still apply in a Windows environment, since GPOs are still in use.

You will understand more once you start configuring a GPO.
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