Add A User Account To The Administrators Group In XP

Only an administrator can perform most network-related tasks. An Administrator account exists on your system by default; however, to increase security, you will want to rename the Administrator account and create your own User account, which you will use to logon.

Once you have your own account, you can add it to the built-in Administrators group to give yourself the necessary permissions to perform network-related tasks, as well as other system tasks. You can do so using the following steps:

  1. Right-click My Computer on your Desktop and click Manage.
  2. When the Computer Management window opens, expand Local Users And Groups in the left pane. (You may need to expand System Tools if you don’t see Local Users And Groups.)
  3. Select Groups and double-click Administrators in the right pane.
  4. Click the Add button
  5. In the Select Users dialog box, enter a user account name.
  6. Click OK.

The user account you just added to the Administrators group will now be able to perform network related tasks on the computer.