Administrator mode vs User mode
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By default, you can change any settings in the Setup dialog, but if you don't like this you can protect some settings with administrator password. To make Network Assistant work in password protected mode (Administrator/User) you need to enable Administration and specify administrator password.
So, Network Assistant can be used in the User mode (default startup mode) or Administrator mode. In the User mode, some settings in the Setup dialog are unavailable (disabled). These settings (for example, connection settings) can be changed in the Administrator mode only (for administration purposes). To switch to the Administrator mode use the main menu command "File -> Switch To Administrator Mode...". To switch back to the User mode use the main menu command "File -> Switch To User Mode...".
When you switch to the Administrator mode for the first time you will be prompted for initial administrator password and next time you will use this password to switch.
- While in the Setup dialog you can temporarily switch to the Administrator mode using the "Administrator Mode" link in the lower left corner of the Setup dialog.
- You can always start Network Assistant in Administrator mode using ADMIN command line parameter: nassi.exe /admin=password
- You can change administrator password while you are running Network Assistant in the Administrator mode. To do this select the "File -> Change Administrator Password..." main menu command.
- If you don't want to use password protection any more you need to specify empty administrator password. You can do this while changing administrator password or on the Security tab in the Setup.
Due to Windows NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista security issues, it is NECESSARY for you to have Windows Administrator privileges to specify new or change old password (Windows NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista only).