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    Super User (Windows XP)

    This is just a question for info only. Can anyone tell me what a "Super User" is as opposed to "Power User"?

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    Re: Super User (Windows XP)

    Super User: This user has unlimited rights and often known as systems administrator.

    Power User: There are many definitions but typically this refers to a user who has considerable experience with computers and utilizes the most advanced features of applications.

    Another definition of power user is someone who's read the manual all the way through once.

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    Re: Super User (Windows XP)

    If you go to Help and Support (probably in the top 10 of the most under used useful features in Windows XP), and type in "Administrative Users">Click User Accounts Over view>Groups and Default Security Settings, you'll get detailed explanations of the terms Administrators, Power Users, (Power User in this setting is not the same as the loose street definition always thrown around; it has very specific definition of what can and can't be done), and Users groups and their respective priveleges.

    Where have you seen Microsoft use the term Super Users? Could it have been in a site, book, application or from an application manufacturer that is using it for their own purpose? Or are you referring to something like this term in 829640: Windows logon dialog box is not available when you run the Super User utility? Did you see it in a context like this?

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    Re: Super User (Windows XP)

    I thought SuperUser was a Unix/Linux term for a "systems admistrator"-class user. Mike?
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

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    Re: Super User (Windows XP)

    Thanks guys. I had a hunch it was a euphamism for Administrator.

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    Re: Super User (Windows XP)

    Superuser is an account designation in Linux, Solaris and several other OS's as well and is referenced in the last hyperlink in the post above your last one, John.

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    Re: Super User (Windows XP)

    Ah - well - not everyone clicks on links, do they!
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