User privileges on a managed machine
When managing a machine running Windows, the scope of a user’s management rights depends on the user’s privileges on the machine.
A regular user, such as a member of the Users group, has the following management rights:
A user who has administrative privileges on the machine, such as a member of the Administrators or Backup Operators group, additionally has the following management rights:
Members of the Administrators group also can:
When managing a machine running Linux, the user has or obtains the root privileges, and so can:
To avoid routine logging on to the system as root, the root user can log on with the ordinary user credentials and then switch user as required.