Control Panel – Add Advanced User Accounts – Windows 7 Forums:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/613-control-panel-add-advanced-user-accounts.html

One of those scratch your head moments in Windows 7 is where to go to find the advanced user account settings.  You go into Users pane and… huh… it’s not there.  So if you want it back, be prepared to hack up your registry.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2CE1298969D}]
@=”Advanced User Accounts”
“InfoTip”=”Starts the \”Control Userpasswords2\” Admin Screen”
“System.ControlPanel.Category”=”9”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2CE1298969D}\DefaultIcon]
@=”%SystemRoot%\\System32\\netplwiz.exe”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2CE1298969D}\Shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2CE1298969D}\Shell\Open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2CE1298969D}\Shell\Open\command]
@=”Control Userpasswords2″

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2CE1298969D}]
@=”Add Advanced User Accounts to Control Panel”

Why do you want this?  To turn on and turn off the username and password requirement depending on the needs of that workgroup computer.

 

4 Responses to Adding back in the advanced user control panel in Win7

  1. Dean says:

    Are the registry entries in the posting acurate enough for me to cut and paste into a .reg file ?

  2. bradley says:

    If you click on that url, there’s a reg file in the post which the entries are an exact cut and paste from

    Control Panel – Add Advanced User Accounts – Windows 7 Forums:
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/613-control-panel-add-advanced-user-accounts.html

  3. Dean says:

    If you click on that url, there’s a reg file in the post which the entries are an exact cut and paste from

    Control Panel – Add Advanced User Accounts – Windows 7 Forums:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/…/613-control-panel-add-advanced-user-accounts.html

    I know, but you have taught me to be so paranoid about security that I won’t download a reg file unless it comes directly from the Microsoft site. Who knows what might be in it.

    So can I just cut and paste yours ?

  4. bradley says:

    🙂 Yes you can. Which is why I downloaded it on another non domain workstation to check.