Checking or Modifying a Users Account Type in Windows XP
You may need to check a users account type from time to time in order to grant more privileges or revoke privileges. To do this in XP Professional requires a look inside Control Panel. I am using a lesser privileged account in this example which I will demonstrate.
From the Start Menu, Click Start->Control Panel
Checking or Modifying a Users Account Type in Windows XP – Details
Once Control Panel is opened, click on the User Accounts Control Panel Applet.
This will open up a separate window where you can view the users currently available and their current settings. You can also modify the settings from this group of windows.
Notice in this example, we have our Test account labeled as Limited account. Double click on the Username.
Click on Change the account type
Modify the setting, and then click on Change Account Type. You should note, the we will not be able to do this without being logged in as an admin account.