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Can I safely remove this spurious user?
On Googling I see it is something to do with the Media Centre / Intel Viiv
(I have already disabled this the services for this)

If it is safe to remove, how is it done? [re permissions etc] the user seems to have 'full control' more than my own user account!

Steve: N.M.N.F.
If something is popular, it must be wrong: Mark Twain


Cheers for that Ben.
Quite a bit of work will be needed I think (Vista Home premium so I am am hacking the registry), because I first need to unhide the account before I can delete it.
Pretty sure it doesn't show up in the control panel/User Accounts. But I will check this.


Steve: N.M.N.F.
If something is popular, it must be wrong: Mark Twain


Iusr_nmpr, IUSR_NMPR --what is this

You may find a program like this useful.  I have used it on Home Premium without any problems.

NCS AccountView - Windows account manager

This link should work.
AccountView Setup.exe

NCS AccountView is a power tool for 2000/XP/2003 account management. In addition to the standard account management functions, it offers the option to create Groups in Windows XP Home Edition, as well as management of hidden accounts. It also allows you to restrict login based on time of day (e.g only allow user to login during business hours). Additional features include account import and export, display of SID for each account and more.  


Account view would not run correctly, are you sure that it is Vista compatible?

Steve: N.M.N.F.
If something is popular, it must be wrong: Mark Twain


I did the registry thing and the account was already listed under specialaccounts, I changed the value to 1 (its was 0)
But the account was still not listed in user accounts.
So I created an administrator account and tried this again still not listed, is it possible this has already been partial removed.

The computer is an 'as new' recon, but I can see files listed under the IUSER_NMPR account which are dated before I bought the machine!
in here..
Most of the other folders are empty

I suppose its back to the original question can I safley delete this user folder?

Steve: N.M.N.F.
If something is popular, it must be wrong: Mark Twain


From my research it has either to do with the Media Center (Media Player) or Intel Vii driver, and is used to download updates to either...

You could always rename it, to test if it has adverse effects on the system, e.g. can't reinstall the Vii driver or mediaserver.exe not running correctly, before you delete the account...

to delete the account use, from CLI:

NET USER <username> /DELETE

I think that is the correct syntax...


"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."

How to ask a question, when posting them to a professional forum.


Yes I have run AccountView on Home Premium, but it was a few months ago, and then only once at that, although it is still installed on that particular machine.  I don't have access to that machine at the moment, I will check the settings tomorrow, maybe I ran it in Compatibility Mode for XP?  


I am sure you are right linney, could be my download is corrupted it took me several tries to get it to download at all.

Steve: N.M.N.F.
If something is popular, it must be wrong: Mark Twain

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