Invisble members in administrators group

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    • #2573
      maddy
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      HI,
        How to hide administrators group members in windows xp/2k?

    • #18571
      shakuni
      Participant

      I assume that you are asking to hide users in the welcome screen.

      To do this, go to this key in regedit
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsNTCurrentVersionWinlogonSpecialAccountsUserList

      Under this key create a new DWORD value with the name of the user, say Jimmy, and then put decimal value acc to following-
      0 – Hides the user from the welcome screen
      1 – Show the user in the welcome screen

      How to log into the user that is not shown in the welcome screen?
      Press ctrl+alt+del twice and then login with the appropriate usename and password.

      This trick works only in XP professional.

      Another simpler approach is this,
      Log in as an administrator and go to Control Panel > Administrator Tools > Computer Management > Users. Now selct the user you want and under the options use the check box to hide or display the account.

      But the best option is this,
      don’t use welcome screen.

    • #18572
      maddy
      Participant

                    I want to hide the members of administrators group so that none other me may come to know abt hidden members in admin group.     

    • #18573
      Anonymous
      Participant

      As far as I am aware you can’t be in the administrators group and not appear when the group is enumerated.

      Jimbob

    • #18574
      matthiasfan
      Participant

      I wish there was a way that you could hide admin accounts.  I was talking with this to my brother-in-law that runs a network with me.  I still haven’t found a way, but it sure would be nice.

    • #18575
      Anonymous
      Participant

      you could sort of hide the admin account by creating a group and giving it the required permissions.  is there something in particular you are trying to achieve or just be a hidden admin?

      in that case it might just be easier to know the username/pass of an admin to do your evil bidding

    • #18576
      Clay Briggs
      Participant

      I’ve actually wondered myself if there wasn’t some registry mucking you could do to accomplish this.  There are plenty of ways to create/remove buttons and options via the registry.  I’d think obfuscating an account would be viable as well.

    • #18577
      Chan
      Participant

      If it’s an AD domain you’re wanting to do this in could you not set security on an OU to limit read on that, create a new group in it and add your users to that group, and the group to admins?

      Might test this out when I get a spare min.

    • #18578
      Anonymous
      Participant

      i didnt try it either but i think if you added them to any default admins group, domain, enterprises, etc

      when you do a 

      net user “domain admins” /domain

      they will still show up (assuming you used the domain admins security group)

    • #18579
      Shal1989
      Participant

      @shakuni wrote:

      I assume that you are asking to hide users in the welcome screen.

      To do this, go to this key in regedit
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsNTCurrentVersionWinlogonSpecialAccountsUserList

      Under this key create a new DWORD value with the name of the user, say Jimmy, and then put decimal value acc to following-
      0 – Hides the user from the welcome screen
      1 – Show the user in the welcome screen

      How to log into the user that is not shown in the welcome screen?
      Press ctrl+alt+del twice and then login with the appropriate usename and password.

      This trick works only in XP professional.

      Another simpler approach is this,
      Log in as an administrator and go to Control Panel > Administrator Tools > Computer Management > Users. Now selct the user you want and under the options use the check box to hide or display the account.

      But the best option is this,
      don’t use welcome screen.

      but i want to know how we can enter the server computer without his knowledge????
      and can u tell me any thing about wireless hacking???

    • #18580
      shakuni
      Participant

      but i want to know how we can enter the server computer without his knowledge?
      and can u tell me any thing about wireless hacking???

      Don’t get into this, kid.

    • #18581
      RobMongoose
      Participant

      but i want to know how we can enter the server computer without his knowledge?
      and can u tell me any thing about wireless hacking???

      I can’t quite decide whether this is a serious post/request or someone being sarcastic..?

      Why do I have a horrible feeling that it’s the former  :-

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