Difference between Administrative user and Standard user

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John Gray
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Difference between Administrative user and Standard user

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Would anyone/everyone agree with the statement that
"In a Workgroup, the only distinction between an Administrative user and a Standard user is whether or not the user is a member of the Administrators Local Group"?

The usual way of interchanging these account types is via the Control Panel -> User Accounts GUI, but it is also possible to do (in an Administrator account)
NET LOCALGROUP ADMINISTRATORS <username> /ADD
or
NET LOCALGROUP ADMINISTRATORS <username> /DELETE
and apparently achieve an identical effect.
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Re: Difference between Administrative user and Standard user

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Yes, being a local administrator is equivalent to being a member of the local Administrators group.
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Best wishes,
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Re: Difference between Administrative user and Standard user

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Thanks, Hans - that's how it seemed to me.
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