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Solved "Local Users and Groups" missing?


wiganken

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#1
My OS is 64-bit Windows 8.1 Home (see photo) and as far as I know it is working fine except that the "Local Users and Groups" folder is missing when looking in the "Computer Management" window (see photo). It should appear below "shared folders" but it doesn't. Also when I run the command lusrmgr.msc I get the message that "this snap-in cannot be used with this version of Windows" (see photo). As far as I am aware it is a standard version of Windows 8.1 Home, which I installed myself in June 2017 from an official Windows 8.1 CD, legal and fully licensed which receives Windows updates.
Does anyone know how I get the "Local Users and Groups" folder to appear in my "Computer Management" window?
 

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    Windows 8.1 64 bit
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    PC/Desktop

Barman58

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#2
I think that this is one of those "not in this version" error messages, lusrmgr.msc is classed as an advanced tool and therefore it is not installed (or not activated), in the Home version. There are a few of these anomalies, such as GPEdit and the only way I know of to "correct them" is to upgrade to the Pro or Enterprise version.

Some work can be done with the add user dialogue but this is only basic stuff. Also Unlike the lack of GPEdit there is not a way to achieve changes with direct Registry editing
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Real World Computing
    CPU
    AMD FX8350 8 Core @4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A78L-M USB3
    Memory
    32GB [4x8GB] DDR3 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus nVidia GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 (2GB DDR5)
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xoner DG + SPDIF to 5.1 System + HDMI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer G276HL 27", (DVi) + Samsung 39" HDTV (HDMI)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 @60Hz + 1920 x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Internal
    Crucial 256GB SSD,
    WDC WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 3TB,
    Toshiba HDWD130 3TB
    Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH1 2TB,

    External (USB3)
    Seagate Backup+ Hub BK SCSI Disk 8TB
    2.5/3.5 Hot Swap Cradle, USB3 + eSata (client HDDs)

    NAS
    Seagate ST4000DM000
    PSU
    Aerocool Templarius Imperator 750W 80+ Silver
    Case
    AeroCool X-Warrior Devil Red Tower
    Cooling
    Stock CPU, Rear 120mm, Front 2x120mm, Side 2x120mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K710 & K270
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless M710 M185 & M570 Trackball
    Internet Speed
    37Mb/s Down - 9.5Mb/s Up
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security 2017
    Other Info
    Also run...

    Desktop - 6Core 8GB - Windows 10 Enterprise x64,
    Laptop - Quad 8GB - Windows 10 Pro x64
    Netbook - Ubuntu
    2 x Nexus 7 Android tablets
    Samsung 10.2" tablet
    Sony Z3 Android Smartphone
    HTC One Android Smartphone

wiganken

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#3
Thanks for your reply. I must correct myself. I said my windows version was "Windows 8.1 Home" but when I look on my Windows installation CD it states "Windows 8.1 Full version". This is not very specific I know but it does not say "Home" or any other version identifier. It is obviously not Pro version though as I do not have gpedit command. As you say I may just have to accept not having the "Local Users and Groups" folder because I do not want to upgrade to the Pro version (in fact I do think it is possible anyway nowadays). Thanks again.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

Barman58

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#4
The way MS have been going with naming the base level is just branded as Windows 8.1 and only the higher ones are specified, although they have a new way in 10 you have Windows 10 (which is Home as was), and also there is Windows 10 Single Language which has even more limitations There is also a Windows 10S which is better than Windows 10 But not as Feature Rich as Windows 10 Pro o_O :sarc: :oops:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Real World Computing
    CPU
    AMD FX8350 8 Core @4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A78L-M USB3
    Memory
    32GB [4x8GB] DDR3 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus nVidia GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 (2GB DDR5)
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xoner DG + SPDIF to 5.1 System + HDMI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer G276HL 27", (DVi) + Samsung 39" HDTV (HDMI)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 @60Hz + 1920 x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Internal
    Crucial 256GB SSD,
    WDC WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 3TB,
    Toshiba HDWD130 3TB
    Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH1 2TB,

    External (USB3)
    Seagate Backup+ Hub BK SCSI Disk 8TB
    2.5/3.5 Hot Swap Cradle, USB3 + eSata (client HDDs)

    NAS
    Seagate ST4000DM000
    PSU
    Aerocool Templarius Imperator 750W 80+ Silver
    Case
    AeroCool X-Warrior Devil Red Tower
    Cooling
    Stock CPU, Rear 120mm, Front 2x120mm, Side 2x120mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K710 & K270
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless M710 M185 & M570 Trackball
    Internet Speed
    37Mb/s Down - 9.5Mb/s Up
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security 2017
    Other Info
    Also run...

    Desktop - 6Core 8GB - Windows 10 Enterprise x64,
    Laptop - Quad 8GB - Windows 10 Pro x64
    Netbook - Ubuntu
    2 x Nexus 7 Android tablets
    Samsung 10.2" tablet
    Sony Z3 Android Smartphone
    HTC One Android Smartphone

wiganken

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#5
I'll consider this thread closed and solved but I cannot see a button to click on to mark it as such. Maybe that is why there are so many threads without "Solved" showing on them. Mine will just be one more.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
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    PC/Desktop