What is "System Managed Account Group" in Netplwiz.exe?

EM064 1 Reputation point
2021-06-28T22:51:08.537+00:00

Practically speaking, what happens when a user account is set to "System Managed Accounts Group"?
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  1. Fan Fan 15,291 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-06-29T03:19:51.29+00:00

    Hi,

    Following information for your reference:
    Members of this group are managed by the system.
    Default User Rights: None
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/identity-protection/access-control/local-accounts#defaultaccount
    https://www.kapilarya.com/faq-what-is-defaultaccount-in-windows-10
    https://ss64.com/nt/syntax-security_groups.html
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    I tried to find more information, but without luck.
    I will do more research about it, if there are any latest information, i will update here!

    Best Regards,

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  2. EM064 1 Reputation point
    2021-07-01T23:33:49.167+00:00

    Thank you.

    So is there any practical benefit in changing a user account to "System Managed Account"? (The negative is that you can't log in to it anymore, but is there any positives?)