Post by nonameneeded on Mar 24, 2018 12:50:16 GMT -8
In Windows 7 Home Premium (and newer Windows versions) there is no way to add users to groups or do anything more but to create a new user account and to change the password. At least nothing with a GUI. So I thought I could maybe use an older tool that came with Windows to achieve the same result.
And I did actually find something that is quite a useful replacement for this missing funcationality. It's the user manager from Windows NT3.51 !! It lets you easily add users to groups or create new groups or change group settings etc. It also lets you set user rights for every user and/or group and account policies and so on. So most of the stuff (or even more) and most of the settings you could change with "local user and groups" in Pro versions of Windows and probably more than an average user will ever need. Not everything, though. Certain things that became only available in later versions of Windows can't be used. You also cannot set a specific path to a (newly created) user's profile folder, either because Windows won't let you or it just doesn't work because this tool is too old, I don't know.
Other than that, everything works fine. Quite amazing actually, given that this thing is 23 years old.
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work on Windows 10, only on Windows 7 and 8