Windows 10: Using same password for both Local Admin and Standard accounts?

Discus and support Using same password for both Local Admin and Standard accounts? in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Hi everyone! Just need some user account advise here. -I am the only person using my machine and no one else. -Machine is a Standalone meaning it is... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by win10freak, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Using same password for both Local Admin and Standard accounts?


    Hi everyone!

    Just need some user account advise here.

    -I am the only person using my machine and no one else.
    -Machine is a Standalone meaning it is not domain-joined.
    -Running BitLocker full encryption with TPM and PIN
    -User account lockout after failed password attempts are Enabled
    -Password is long and complex
    -UAC for both local Admin and Standard accounts are set to Prompt for Credentials on the Secure Desktop

    Here is my question, can I use the same password for both Admin and my Standard accounts?


    .

    :)
     
    win10freak, Nov 21, 2020
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  2. Password Policy for local standard vs local admin accounts

    I have TEN Windows 10 Pro computers on a peer to peer network (no domain). Each computer has 2 LOCAL (non Microsoft) accounts - 1 Admin and 1 standard user (non-admin).

    Is it possible to set a password policy where the policy can be set against ONLY the LOCAL standard user account and NOT the LOCAL admin account?

    I looked at SECPOL but it doesn't differentiate between the STANDARD account and ADMIN account.

    Thanks - Jim
     
    JimReynolds_143, Nov 21, 2020
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  3. Namslas90 Win User
    admin password?

    You can reset the Admin Password using Windows XP repair; See Here for step by step.

    *Toast :toast:
     
    Namslas90, Nov 21, 2020
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  4. Using same password for both Local Admin and Standard accounts?

    Local Admin Account vs standard Account


    The first account you create, during setup of Windows 10, is a member of the "Administrators Group" by default. It is not "The Administrator" though, it is still subject to User Account control Etc. That's for protection from malware etc. Clicking "Run as Administrator" elevates it to the full administrator. That's what you want, and is fine for most people. Any subsequent account created can be an Administrator or Standard User. This has nothing to do with Outlook.com. It's local privileges/permissions. An account setup as Standard user will be prompted for an Administrator Password if they click "Run as Administrator". If the only account setup on that PC is a Standard User (because you deleted the other Admin users) you won't be able to do much. Run as admin won't work as you won't have any valid password to enter. The built in system administrator account is hidden and disabled by default.

    I Have tried in the past running with just a Standard user Account. For me, It got old very quickly having to actually type the password in for the other (admin) account every time you have to use "Run as Administrator'.
     
    alphanumeric, Nov 21, 2020
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