Power Users group

Definition of Power Users group in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is Power Users group?

A built-in group in Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000. The Power Users group is a local group that exists only on member servers and workstations. The initial membership of this group is empty. Generally speaking, a power user is a person who is familiar with the advanced features of a program’s user interface. In Windows NT, a power user is a user who has certain rights.

The Power Users group has preassigned rights including the following:

  • Log on locally
  • Access this computer from the network
  • Change the system time
  • Shut down the system

Power users also have the right to share and manage local disk resources and printers and to create and modify local user accounts on the local machine.

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