"Accound Unknown" Windows Vista Account

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by BlueBrooke, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. BlueBrooke

    BlueBrooke Guest

    I had to change properties on a Windows Vista folder today and found
    something odd. Under group or user names I had:

    CREATOR OWNER
    SYSTEM
    Account Unknown (and a long serial number here)
    Administrators (UserName\Administrator)
    Users (UserName\Users)

    I have never noticed the "Account Unknown" entry before, and when I
    pull up the users list, there are only the two accounts that I know
    about. Guest account is disabled.

    Is this something I need to worry about? How do I find out what it
    is? How do I get rid of it? Should I get rid of it?

    I gave this account "deny" permissions with no ill-effects, so far.
     
    BlueBrooke, Jun 16, 2007
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  2. On Jun 16, 6:50 pm, BlueBrooke wrote:
    > I had to change properties on a Windows Vista folder today and found
    > something odd. Under group or user names I had:
    >
    > CREATOR OWNER
    > SYSTEM
    > Account Unknown (and a long serial number here)
    > Administrators (UserName\Administrator)
    > Users (UserName\Users)
    >
    > I have never noticed the "Account Unknown" entry before, and when I
    > pull up the users list, there are only the two accounts that I know
    > about. Guest account is disabled.
    >
    > Is this something I need to worry about? How do I find out what it
    > is? How do I get rid of it? Should I get rid of it?
    >
    > I gave this account "deny" permissions with no ill-effects, so far.


    Sounds to me like an old domain account. We've had a few Domain
    accounts either deleted, or the PC cannot find a Domain Controller to
    show the Display Name so it shows you the SID of the account (your
    "serial number").

    HTH
     
    Steve Williamson, Jun 23, 2007
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