Microsoft KB Archive/100347

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Initial User Account Has Administrator Privileges


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server version 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation version 3.1


Windows NT Setup creates three default accounts: administrator, guest, and user. The user account is prepared for the person installing Windows NT and is given administrative privileges. (Note: The actual name of this account is determined during installation by the person running Setup.)

Rights and privileges given to the initial user account are:

  • Create, modify, or delete users
  • Add or remove users from groups
  • Assign special rights to a group
  • Modify operating system software
  • Install or upgrade application software and device drivers
  • Format a fixed disk
  • Set up the computer for remote administration on a network

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Last Reviewed: October 27, 2000
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