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  #1  
Old 06-03-2007
kjk
 
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How do I access System Administrator

In VHP, how can I access the System Administrator account? It's
refusing to allow me to uninstall a program even though I'm a Computer
Administrator. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Ken

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Old 07-03-2007
Vistatester
 
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Re: How do I access System Administrator

By default it is disabled in Vista You can do what I did. Type in the run
box 'control userpasswords2'.
then advanced > advanced > users > Aadimistrator. Uncheck account is
disabled.

"kjk" <kjk@usa.com> wrote in message
news:lr8ru2lpbook8j96ii1j3bt3kcvg691op4@4ax.com...
> In VHP, how can I access the System Administrator account? It's
> refusing to allow me to uninstall a program even though I'm a Computer
> Administrator. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
>
> Ken


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Old 07-03-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 
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Re: How do I access System Administrator

> You have to log into Safe Mode. You'll see the Administrator account on
> its login page.


This is not correct.

Booting into Safe Mode in Vista is not the same as booting into Safe Mode
with XP. In Vista when you boot into Safe Mode, you will only see the login
for your own administrator account, not the built-in system administrator
account.

--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User


"MeNotKnow" <nereply@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:eTsIhiCYHHA.4772@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> You have to log into Safe Mode. You'll see the Administrator account on
> its login page.
>
>
> "kjk" <kjk@usa.com> wrote in message
> news:lr8ru2lpbook8j96ii1j3bt3kcvg691op4@4ax.com...
>> In VHP, how can I access the System Administrator account? It's
>> refusing to allow me to uninstall a program even though I'm a Computer
>> Administrator. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
>>
>> Ken

>
>


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Old 07-03-2007
MeNotKnow
 
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Re: How do I access System Administrator

You have to log into Safe Mode. You'll see the Administrator account on its
login page.


"kjk" <kjk@usa.com> wrote in message
news:lr8ru2lpbook8j96ii1j3bt3kcvg691op4@4ax.com...
> In VHP, how can I access the System Administrator account? It's
> refusing to allow me to uninstall a program even though I'm a Computer
> Administrator. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
>
> Ken



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  #5  
Old 02-05-2007
ximenean@gmail.com
 
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Re: How do I access System Administrator



Hi, I'm having the same problem uninstalling. If I run Control
userpasswords2 at the lusrmgr screen it states that the snap-in may
not be used with VHP. What else can I try?


Regards,

Andrew

On 6 Mar, 22:07, "Ronnie Vernon MVP" <r...@invalid.org> wrote:
> > You have to log into Safe Mode. You'll see the Administrator account on
> > its login page.

>
> This is not correct.
>
> Booting into Safe Mode inVistais not the same as booting into Safe Mode
> with XP. InVistawhen you boot into Safe Mode, you will only see the login
> for your own administrator account, not the built-insystem administrator
> account.
>
> --
>
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
> "MeNotKnow" <nere...@nospam.com> wrote in message
>
> news:eTsIhiCYHHA.4772@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>
> > You have to log into Safe Mode. You'll see the Administrator account on
> > its login page.

>
> > "kjk" <k...@usa.com> wrote in message
> >news:lr8ru2lpbook8j96ii1j3bt3kcvg691op4@4ax.com...
> >> In VHP, how can I access theSystem Administratoraccount? It's
> >> refusing to allow me touninstalla program even though I'm a Computer
> >> Administrator. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.

>
> >> Ken


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  #6  
Old 03-05-2007
MajesticDre
 
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Re: How do I access System Administrator

I have Vista Home Premium. I tried this suggestion. when I got to the
advanced menu it, I didn't see users instead says: "This computer is running
Windows Vista Home Premium. This snapin may not be used with this version of
windows. to manage user accounts for this computer, use the User Accounts
tool in the Control Panel." So I guess Microsoft wants me to upgrade to
Ultimate before I can use the System Admin account, just like them, using
predatory business practices. Any ideas. VHP won't let me enable the sys
admin, can I do it in safe mode?

"Vistatester" wrote:

> By default it is disabled in Vista You can do what I did. Type in the run
> box 'control userpasswords2'.
> then advanced > advanced > users > Aadimistrator. Uncheck account is
> disabled.
>
> "kjk" <kjk@usa.com> wrote in message
> news:lr8ru2lpbook8j96ii1j3bt3kcvg691op4@4ax.com...
> > In VHP, how can I access the System Administrator account? It's
> > refusing to allow me to uninstall a program even though I'm a Computer
> > Administrator. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
> >
> > Ken

>

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  #7  
Old 03-05-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 
Posts: n/a
Re: How do I access System Administrator

Are you talking about the Built-in Administrator account? Are you logged on
with an administrator account?

You should be able to enable this account using a command prompt.

Go to Start and type cmd in the search box. Right click the resulting
cmd.exe and select the Run as administrator option. When the command prompt
opens, type the following command.

net user administrator /active:yes

Press ENTER.

You should see a "The command completed successfully" message.

The next time you log off or restart the computer you should see the
Administrator account on the welcome screen.

--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User


"MajesticDre" <MajesticDre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B2023C0B-7BCD-463A-897E-51A1C667CC55@microsoft.com...
>I have Vista Home Premium. I tried this suggestion. when I got to the
> advanced menu it, I didn't see users instead says: "This computer is
> running
> Windows Vista Home Premium. This snapin may not be used with this version
> of
> windows. to manage user accounts for this computer, use the User Accounts
> tool in the Control Panel." So I guess Microsoft wants me to upgrade to
> Ultimate before I can use the System Admin account, just like them, using
> predatory business practices. Any ideas. VHP won't let me enable the sys
> admin, can I do it in safe mode?
>
> "Vistatester" wrote:
>
>> By default it is disabled in Vista You can do what I did. Type in the run
>> box 'control userpasswords2'.
>> then advanced > advanced > users > Aadimistrator. Uncheck account is
>> disabled.
>>
>> "kjk" <kjk@usa.com> wrote in message
>> news:lr8ru2lpbook8j96ii1j3bt3kcvg691op4@4ax.com...
>> > In VHP, how can I access the System Administrator account? It's
>> > refusing to allow me to uninstall a program even though I'm a Computer
>> > Administrator. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
>> >
>> > Ken

>>


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  #8  
Old 04-05-2007
tomlives2000
 
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Re: How do I access System Administrator

But you can't change user account priveledges in home. You need ultimate for
that.
"Ronnie Vernon MVP" <rv@invalid.org> wrote in message
news:B083EA96-38C1-4EB0-A453-742D9235F472@microsoft.com...
> Are you talking about the Built-in Administrator account? Are you logged
> on with an administrator account?
>
> You should be able to enable this account using a command prompt.
>
> Go to Start and type cmd in the search box. Right click the resulting
> cmd.exe and select the Run as administrator option. When the command
> prompt opens, type the following command.
>
> net user administrator /active:yes
>
> Press ENTER.
>
> You should see a "The command completed successfully" message.
>
> The next time you log off or restart the computer you should see the
> Administrator account on the welcome screen.
>
> --
>
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "MajesticDre" <MajesticDre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B2023C0B-7BCD-463A-897E-51A1C667CC55@microsoft.com...
>>I have Vista Home Premium. I tried this suggestion. when I got to the
>> advanced menu it, I didn't see users instead says: "This computer is
>> running
>> Windows Vista Home Premium. This snapin may not be used with this version
>> of
>> windows. to manage user accounts for this computer, use the User Accounts
>> tool in the Control Panel." So I guess Microsoft wants me to upgrade to
>> Ultimate before I can use the System Admin account, just like them, using
>> predatory business practices. Any ideas. VHP won't let me enable the sys
>> admin, can I do it in safe mode?
>>
>> "Vistatester" wrote:
>>
>>> By default it is disabled in Vista You can do what I did. Type in the
>>> run
>>> box 'control userpasswords2'.
>>> then advanced > advanced > users > Aadimistrator. Uncheck account is
>>> disabled.
>>>
>>> "kjk" <kjk@usa.com> wrote in message
>>> news:lr8ru2lpbook8j96ii1j3bt3kcvg691op4@4ax.com...
>>> > In VHP, how can I access the System Administrator account? It's
>>> > refusing to allow me to uninstall a program even though I'm a Computer
>>> > Administrator. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
>>> >
>>> > Ken
>>>

>


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  #9  
Old 04-05-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 
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Re: How do I access System Administrator

"tomlives2000" <mail@mail.com> wrote in message
news:LLy_h.84$sL7.27@nlpi061.nbdc.sbc.com...>
<But you can't change user account priveledges in home. You need ultimate
for that.
<

This is not correct. You do not have the advanced tools in the home versions
that are included in the Ultimate or Business versions, such as the Group
Policy Editor or the Security Policy Editor, but you can simply use a
command line prompt to make these changes in the home versions, such as the
one I posted in the previous message.

--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User


> "Ronnie Vernon MVP" <rv@invalid.org> wrote in message
> news:B083EA96-38C1-4EB0-A453-742D9235F472@microsoft.com...
>> Are you talking about the Built-in Administrator account? Are you logged
>> on with an administrator account?
>>
>> You should be able to enable this account using a command prompt.
>>
>> Go to Start and type cmd in the search box. Right click the resulting
>> cmd.exe and select the Run as administrator option. When the command
>> prompt opens, type the following command.
>>
>> net user administrator /active:yes
>>
>> Press ENTER.
>>
>> You should see a "The command completed successfully" message.
>>
>> The next time you log off or restart the computer you should see the
>> Administrator account on the welcome screen.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Ronnie Vernon
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows Shell/User
>>
>>
>> "MajesticDre" <MajesticDre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:B2023C0B-7BCD-463A-897E-51A1C667CC55@microsoft.com...
>>>I have Vista Home Premium. I tried this suggestion. when I got to the
>>> advanced menu it, I didn't see users instead says: "This computer is
>>> running
>>> Windows Vista Home Premium. This snapin may not be used with this
>>> version of
>>> windows. to manage user accounts for this computer, use the User
>>> Accounts
>>> tool in the Control Panel." So I guess Microsoft wants me to upgrade to
>>> Ultimate before I can use the System Admin account, just like them,
>>> using
>>> predatory business practices. Any ideas. VHP won't let me enable the sys
>>> admin, can I do it in safe mode?
>>>
>>> "Vistatester" wrote:
>>>
>>>> By default it is disabled in Vista You can do what I did. Type in the
>>>> run
>>>> box 'control userpasswords2'.
>>>> then advanced > advanced > users > Aadimistrator. Uncheck account is
>>>> disabled.
>>>>
>>>> "kjk" <kjk@usa.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:lr8ru2lpbook8j96ii1j3bt3kcvg691op4@4ax.com...
>>>> > In VHP, how can I access the System Administrator account? It's
>>>> > refusing to allow me to uninstall a program even though I'm a
>>>> > Computer
>>>> > Administrator. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
>>>> >
>>>> > Ken
>>>>

>>

>


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Old 05-05-2007
adam
 
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Re: How do I access System Administrator

This does not work for me... I did what you said, but search find NOTHING
under "cmd" or "cmd.exe".. i have viast home premium and I CANNOT do anything
about this for days now.. stuck, cannot un-install a simple program... WHY IS
THIS SO HARD???????????

"Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:

> "tomlives2000" <mail@mail.com> wrote in message
> news:LLy_h.84$sL7.27@nlpi061.nbdc.sbc.com...>
> <But you can't change user account priveledges in home. You need ultimate
> for that.
> <
>
> This is not correct. You do not have the advanced tools in the home versions
> that are included in the Ultimate or Business versions, such as the Group
> Policy Editor or the Security Policy Editor, but you can simply use a
> command line prompt to make these changes in the home versions, such as the
> one I posted in the previous message.
>
> --
>
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
>
> > "Ronnie Vernon MVP" <rv@invalid.org> wrote in message
> > news:B083EA96-38C1-4EB0-A453-742D9235F472@microsoft.com...
> >> Are you talking about the Built-in Administrator account? Are you logged
> >> on with an administrator account?
> >>
> >> You should be able to enable this account using a command prompt.
> >>
> >> Go to Start and type cmd in the search box. Right click the resulting
> >> cmd.exe and select the Run as administrator option. When the command
> >> prompt opens, type the following command.
> >>
> >> net user administrator /active:yes
> >>
> >> Press ENTER.
> >>
> >> You should see a "The command completed successfully" message.
> >>
> >> The next time you log off or restart the computer you should see the
> >> Administrator account on the welcome screen.
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Ronnie Vernon
> >> Microsoft MVP
> >> Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >>
> >> "MajesticDre" <MajesticDre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:B2023C0B-7BCD-463A-897E-51A1C667CC55@microsoft.com...
> >>>I have Vista Home Premium. I tried this suggestion. when I got to the
> >>> advanced menu it, I didn't see users instead says: "This computer is
> >>> running
> >>> Windows Vista Home Premium. This snapin may not be used with this
> >>> version of
> >>> windows. to manage user accounts for this computer, use the User
> >>> Accounts
> >>> tool in the Control Panel." So I guess Microsoft wants me to upgrade to
> >>> Ultimate before I can use the System Admin account, just like them,
> >>> using
> >>> predatory business practices. Any ideas. VHP won't let me enable the sys
> >>> admin, can I do it in safe mode?
> >>>
> >>> "Vistatester" wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> By default it is disabled in Vista You can do what I did. Type in the
> >>>> run
> >>>> box 'control userpasswords2'.
> >>>> then advanced > advanced > users > Aadimistrator. Uncheck account is
> >>>> disabled.
> >>>>
> >>>> "kjk" <kjk@usa.com> wrote in message
> >>>> news:lr8ru2lpbook8j96ii1j3bt3kcvg691op4@4ax.com...
> >>>> > In VHP, how can I access the System Administrator account? It's
> >>>> > refusing to allow me to uninstall a program even though I'm a
> >>>> > Computer
> >>>> > Administrator. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
> >>>> >
> >>>> > Ken
> >>>>
> >>

> >

>

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Old 05-05-2007
adam
 
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Re: How do I access System Administrator

I also tried to go to the "User accounts" admin in the control panel, but it
will NOT let me change my account type to Admin... what is up?

"adam" wrote:

> This does not work for me... I did what you said, but search find NOTHING
> under "cmd" or "cmd.exe".. i have viast home premium and I CANNOT do anything
> about this for days now.. stuck, cannot un-install a simple program... WHY IS
> THIS SO HARD???????????
>
> "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
>
> > "tomlives2000" <mail@mail.com> wrote in message
> > news:LLy_h.84$sL7.27@nlpi061.nbdc.sbc.com...>
> > <But you can't change user account priveledges in home. You need ultimate
> > for that.
> > <
> >
> > This is not correct. You do not have the advanced tools in the home versions
> > that are included in the Ultimate or Business versions, such as the Group
> > Policy Editor or the Security Policy Editor, but you can simply use a
> > command line prompt to make these changes in the home versions, such as the
> > one I posted in the previous message.
> >
> > --
> >
> > Ronnie Vernon
> > Microsoft MVP
> > Windows Shell/User
> >
> >
> > > "Ronnie Vernon MVP" <rv@invalid.org> wrote in message
> > > news:B083EA96-38C1-4EB0-A453-742D9235F472@microsoft.com...
> > >> Are you talking about the Built-in Administrator account? Are you logged
> > >> on with an administrator account?
> > >>
> > >> You should be able to enable this account using a command prompt.
> > >>
> > >> Go to Start and type cmd in the search box. Right click the resulting
> > >> cmd.exe and select the Run as administrator option. When the command
> > >> prompt opens, type the following command.
> > >>
> > >> net user administrator /active:yes
> > >>
> > >> Press ENTER.
> > >>
> > >> You should see a "The command completed successfully" message.
> > >>
> > >> The next time you log off or restart the computer you should see the
> > >> Administrator account on the welcome screen.
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >>
> > >> Ronnie Vernon
> > >> Microsoft MVP
> > >> Windows Shell/User
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> "MajesticDre" <MajesticDre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > >> news:B2023C0B-7BCD-463A-897E-51A1C667CC55@microsoft.com...
> > >>>I have Vista Home Premium. I tried this suggestion. when I got to the
> > >>> advanced menu it, I didn't see users instead says: "This computer is
> > >>> running
> > >>> Windows Vista Home Premium. This snapin may not be used with this
> > >>> version of
> > >>> windows. to manage user accounts for this computer, use the User
> > >>> Accounts
> > >>> tool in the Control Panel." So I guess Microsoft wants me to upgrade to
> > >>> Ultimate before I can use the System Admin account, just like them,
> > >>> using
> > >>> predatory business practices. Any ideas. VHP won't let me enable the sys
> > >>> admin, can I do it in safe mode?
> > >>>
> > >>> "Vistatester" wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>>> By default it is disabled in Vista You can do what I did. Type in the
> > >>>> run
> > >>>> box 'control userpasswords2'.
> > >>>> then advanced > advanced > users > Aadimistrator. Uncheck account is
> > >>>> disabled.
> > >>>>
> > >>>> "kjk" <kjk@usa.com> wrote in message
> > >>>> news:lr8ru2lpbook8j96ii1j3bt3kcvg691op4@4ax.com...
> > >>>> > In VHP, how can I access the System Administrator account? It's
> > >>>> > refusing to allow me to uninstall a program even though I'm a
> > >>>> > Computer
> > >>>> > Administrator. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
> > >>>> >
> > >>>> > Ken
> > >>>>
> > >>
> > >

> >

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  #12  
Old 06-05-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 
Posts: n/a
Re: How do I access System Administrator

Adam

You should have at least one administrator account on the system? This is
the account that you need to use to make changes.

If you have no administrator accounts, try logging into Safe Mode. The
built-in administrator account should show up there if there are no other
admin accounts available.

I am curious as to how you managed to remove all admin accounts?

--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User


"adam" <adam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A7DCE34F-E73B-4773-B6AC-F9FD606BF159@microsoft.com...
>I also tried to go to the "User accounts" admin in the control panel, but
>it
> will NOT let me change my account type to Admin... what is up?
>
> "adam" wrote:
>
>> This does not work for me... I did what you said, but search find NOTHING
>> under "cmd" or "cmd.exe".. i have viast home premium and I CANNOT do
>> anything
>> about this for days now.. stuck, cannot un-install a simple program...
>> WHY IS
>> THIS SO HARD???????????
>>
>> "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
>>
>> > "tomlives2000" <mail@mail.com> wrote in message
>> > news:LLy_h.84$sL7.27@nlpi061.nbdc.sbc.com...>
>> > <But you can't change user account priveledges in home. You need
>> > ultimate
>> > for that.
>> > <
>> >
>> > This is not correct. You do not have the advanced tools in the home
>> > versions
>> > that are included in the Ultimate or Business versions, such as the
>> > Group
>> > Policy Editor or the Security Policy Editor, but you can simply use a
>> > command line prompt to make these changes in the home versions, such as
>> > the
>> > one I posted in the previous message.
>> >
>> > --
>> >
>> > Ronnie Vernon
>> > Microsoft MVP
>> > Windows Shell/User
>> >
>> >
>> > > "Ronnie Vernon MVP" <rv@invalid.org> wrote in message
>> > > news:B083EA96-38C1-4EB0-A453-742D9235F472@microsoft.com...
>> > >> Are you talking about the Built-in Administrator account? Are you
>> > >> logged
>> > >> on with an administrator account?
>> > >>
>> > >> You should be able to enable this account using a command prompt.
>> > >>
>> > >> Go to Start and type cmd in the search box. Right click the
>> > >> resulting
>> > >> cmd.exe and select the Run as administrator option. When the command
>> > >> prompt opens, type the following command.
>> > >>
>> > >> net user administrator /active:yes
>> > >>
>> > >> Press ENTER.
>> > >>
>> > >> You should see a "The command completed successfully" message.
>> > >>
>> > >> The next time you log off or restart the computer you should see the
>> > >> Administrator account on the welcome screen.
>> > >>
>> > >> --
>> > >>
>> > >> Ronnie Vernon
>> > >> Microsoft MVP
>> > >> Windows Shell/User
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> > >> "MajesticDre" <MajesticDre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> > >> message
>> > >> news:B2023C0B-7BCD-463A-897E-51A1C667CC55@microsoft.com...
>> > >>>I have Vista Home Premium. I tried this suggestion. when I got to
>> > >>>the
>> > >>> advanced menu it, I didn't see users instead says: "This computer
>> > >>> is
>> > >>> running
>> > >>> Windows Vista Home Premium. This snapin may not be used with this
>> > >>> version of
>> > >>> windows. to manage user accounts for this computer, use the User
>> > >>> Accounts
>> > >>> tool in the Control Panel." So I guess Microsoft wants me to
>> > >>> upgrade to
>> > >>> Ultimate before I can use the System Admin account, just like them,
>> > >>> using
>> > >>> predatory business practices. Any ideas. VHP won't let me enable
>> > >>> the sys
>> > >>> admin, can I do it in safe mode?
>> > >>>
>> > >>> "Vistatester" wrote:
>> > >>>
>> > >>>> By default it is disabled in Vista You can do what I did. Type in
>> > >>>> the
>> > >>>> run
>> > >>>> box 'control userpasswords2'.
>> > >>>> then advanced > advanced > users > Aadimistrator. Uncheck
>> > >>>> account is
>> > >>>> disabled.
>> > >>>>
>> > >>>> "kjk" <kjk@usa.com> wrote in message
>> > >>>> news:lr8ru2lpbook8j96ii1j3bt3kcvg691op4@4ax.com...
>> > >>>> > In VHP, how can I access the System Administrator account? It's
>> > >>>> > refusing to allow me to uninstall a program even though I'm a
>> > >>>> > Computer
>> > >>>> > Administrator. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
>> > >>>> >
>> > >>>> > Ken
>> > >>>>
>> > >>
>> > >
>> >


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  #13  
Old 06-05-2007
adam
 
Posts: n/a
Re: How do I access System Administrator

I didn't remove all the admin accounts...
I jsut can't log as the admin... only as user...
the only way I figured how to get this thing working is to DISABLE user
account priviledges... otherwise it just doesn't let me change the user
permissions...
how do you log in as the main default admin??
I don't have such an option.. when windows loads, it gives me the choice to
log in as admin or as myself, neither one of which is the real true admin
which has the authority to change stuff... i don't understand... how does oen
log in as the main true real default admin in vista?

"Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:

> Adam
>
> You should have at least one administrator account on the system? This is
> the account that you need to use to make changes.
>
> If you have no administrator accounts, try logging into Safe Mode. The
> built-in administrator account should show up there if there are no other
> admin accounts available.
>
> I am curious as to how you managed to remove all admin accounts?
>
> --
>
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "adam" <adam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A7DCE34F-E73B-4773-B6AC-F9FD606BF159@microsoft.com...
> >I also tried to go to the "User accounts" admin in the control panel, but
> >it
> > will NOT let me change my account type to Admin... what is up?
> >
> > "adam" wrote:
> >
> >> This does not work for me... I did what you said, but search find NOTHING
> >> under "cmd" or "cmd.exe".. i have viast home premium and I CANNOT do
> >> anything
> >> about this for days now.. stuck, cannot un-install a simple program...
> >> WHY IS
> >> THIS SO HARD???????????
> >>
> >> "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
> >>
> >> > "tomlives2000" <mail@mail.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:LLy_h.84$sL7.27@nlpi061.nbdc.sbc.com...>
> >> > <But you can't change user account priveledges in home. You need
> >> > ultimate
> >> > for that.
> >> > <
> >> >
> >> > This is not correct. You do not have the advanced tools in the home
> >> > versions
> >> > that are included in the Ultimate or Business versions, such as the
> >> > Group
> >> > Policy Editor or the Security Policy Editor, but you can simply use a
> >> > command line prompt to make these changes in the home versions, such as
> >> > the
> >> > one I posted in the previous message.
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> >
> >> > Ronnie Vernon
> >> > Microsoft MVP
> >> > Windows Shell/User
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > > "Ronnie Vernon MVP" <rv@invalid.org> wrote in message
> >> > > news:B083EA96-38C1-4EB0-A453-742D9235F472@microsoft.com...
> >> > >> Are you talking about the Built-in Administrator account? Are you
> >> > >> logged
> >> > >> on with an administrator account?
> >> > >>
> >> > >> You should be able to enable this account using a command prompt.
> >> > >>
> >> > >> Go to Start and type cmd in the search box. Right click the
> >> > >> resulting
> >> > >> cmd.exe and select the Run as administrator option. When the command
> >> > >> prompt opens, type the following command.
> >> > >>
> >> > >> net user administrator /active:yes
> >> > >>
> >> > >> Press ENTER.
> >> > >>
> >> > >> You should see a "The command completed successfully" message.
> >> > >>
> >> > >> The next time you log off or restart the computer you should see the
> >> > >> Administrator account on the welcome screen.
> >> > >>
> >> > >> --
> >> > >>
> >> > >> Ronnie Vernon
> >> > >> Microsoft MVP
> >> > >> Windows Shell/User
> >> > >>
> >> > >>
> >> > >> "MajesticDre" <MajesticDre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> >> > >> message
> >> > >> news:B2023C0B-7BCD-463A-897E-51A1C667CC55@microsoft.com...
> >> > >>>I have Vista Home Premium. I tried this suggestion. when I got to
> >> > >>>the
> >> > >>> advanced menu it, I didn't see users instead says: "This computer
> >> > >>> is
> >> > >>> running
> >> > >>> Windows Vista Home Premium. This snapin may not be used with this
> >> > >>> version of
> >> > >>> windows. to manage user accounts for this computer, use the User
> >> > >>> Accounts
> >> > >>> tool in the Control Panel." So I guess Microsoft wants me to
> >> > >>> upgrade to
> >> > >>> Ultimate before I can use the System Admin account, just like them,
> >> > >>> using
> >> > >>> predatory business practices. Any ideas. VHP won't let me enable
> >> > >>> the sys
> >> > >>> admin, can I do it in safe mode?
> >> > >>>
> >> > >>> "Vistatester" wrote:
> >> > >>>
> >> > >>>> By default it is disabled in Vista You can do what I did. Type in
> >> > >>>> the
> >> > >>>> run
> >> > >>>> box 'control userpasswords2'.
> >> > >>>> then advanced > advanced > users > Aadimistrator. Uncheck
> >> > >>>> account is
> >> > >>>> disabled.
> >> > >>>>
> >> > >>>> "kjk" <kjk@usa.com> wrote in message
> >> > >>>> news:lr8ru2lpbook8j96ii1j3bt3kcvg691op4@4ax.com...
> >> > >>>> > In VHP, how can I access the System Administrator account? It's
> >> > >>>> > refusing to allow me to uninstall a program even though I'm a
> >> > >>>> > Computer
> >> > >>>> > Administrator. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
> >> > >>>> >
> >> > >>>> > Ken
> >> > >>>>
> >> > >>
> >> > >
> >> >

>

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Old 06-05-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 
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Re: How do I access System Administrator

Adam

If you do not have an administrator account that you can log in with, then
all of the admin accounts must have been either removed or changed to
standard user accounts. If this is the case, then you should be able to log
in to Safe Mode and when you see the safe mode log in screen, the built-in
administrator account should be one of the the choices. Log in with this
account and you should be able to go to Control Panel/User Accounts and
create a new administrator account. Use this new account to log in when you
reboot into normal mode.

To get to Safe Mode, reboot the computer. When the computer first starts to
initialize, press and hold the F8 key until you see a black screen with log
in options. Use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode and press Enter.

--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User


"adam" <adam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:59120E3F-BDEC-454C-AC18-E5F832993A1B@microsoft.com...
>I didn't remove all the admin accounts...
> I jsut can't log as the admin... only as user...
> the only way I figured how to get this thing working is to DISABLE user
> account priviledges... otherwise it just doesn't let me change the user
> permissions...
> how do you log in as the main default admin??
> I don't have such an option.. when windows loads, it gives me the choice
> to
> log in as admin or as myself, neither one of which is the real true admin
> which has the authority to change stuff... i don't understand... how does
> oen
> log in as the main true real default admin in vista?
>
> "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
>
>> Adam
>>
>> You should have at least one administrator account on the system? This is
>> the account that you need to use to make changes.
>>
>> If you have no administrator accounts, try logging into Safe Mode. The
>> built-in administrator account should show up there if there are no other
>> admin accounts available.
>>
>> I am curious as to how you managed to remove all admin accounts?
>>
>> --
>>
>> Ronnie Vernon
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows Shell/User
>>
>>
>> "adam" <adam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:A7DCE34F-E73B-4773-B6AC-F9FD606BF159@microsoft.com...
>> >I also tried to go to the "User accounts" admin in the control panel,
>> >but
>> >it
>> > will NOT let me change my account type to Admin... what is up?
>> >
>> > "adam" wrote:
>> >
>> >> This does not work for me... I did what you said, but search find
>> >> NOTHING
>> >> under "cmd" or "cmd.exe".. i have viast home premium and I CANNOT do
>> >> anything
>> >> about this for days now.. stuck, cannot un-install a simple program...
>> >> WHY IS
>> >> THIS SO HARD???????????
>> >>
>> >> "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > "tomlives2000" <mail@mail.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:LLy_h.84$sL7.27@nlpi061.nbdc.sbc.com...>
>> >> > <But you can't change user account priveledges in home. You need
>> >> > ultimate
>> >> > for that.
>> >> > <
>> >> >
>> >> > This is not correct. You do not have the advanced tools in the home
>> >> > versions
>> >> > that are included in the Ultimate or Business versions, such as the
>> >> > Group
>> >> > Policy Editor or the Security Policy Editor, but you can simply use
>> >> > a
>> >> > command line prompt to make these changes in the home versions, such
>> >> > as
>> >> > the
>> >> > one I posted in the previous message.
>> >> >
>> >> > --
>> >> >
>> >> > Ronnie Vernon
>> >> > Microsoft MVP
>> >> > Windows Shell/User
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > > "Ronnie Vernon MVP" <rv@invalid.org> wrote in message
>> >> > > news:B083EA96-38C1-4EB0-A453-742D9235F472@microsoft.com...
>> >> > >> Are you talking about the Built-in Administrator account? Are you
>> >> > >> logged
>> >> > >> on with an administrator account?
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> You should be able to enable this account using a command prompt.
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> Go to Start and type cmd in the search box. Right click the
>> >> > >> resulting
>> >> > >> cmd.exe and select the Run as administrator option. When the
>> >> > >> command
>> >> > >> prompt opens, type the following command.
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> net user administrator /active:yes
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> Press ENTER.
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> You should see a "The command completed successfully" message.
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> The next time you log off or restart the computer you should see
>> >> > >> the
>> >> > >> Administrator account on the welcome screen.
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> --
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> Ronnie Vernon
>> >> > >> Microsoft MVP
>> >> > >> Windows Shell/User
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> "MajesticDre" <MajesticDre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> >> > >> message
>> >> > >> news:B2023C0B-7BCD-463A-897E-51A1C667CC55@microsoft.com...
>> >> > >>>I have Vista Home Premium. I tried this suggestion. when I got to
>> >> > >>>the
>> >> > >>> advanced menu it, I didn't see users instead says: "This
>> >> > >>> computer
>> >> > >>> is
>> >> > >>> running
>> >> > >>> Windows Vista Home Premium. This snapin may not be used with
>> >> > >>> this
>> >> > >>> version of
>> >> > >>> windows. to manage user accounts for this computer, use the User
>> >> > >>> Accounts
>> >> > >>> tool in the Control Panel." So I guess Microsoft wants me to
>> >> > >>> upgrade to
>> >> > >>> Ultimate before I can use the System Admin account, just like
>> >> > >>> them,
>> >> > >>> using
>> >> > >>> predatory business practices. Any ideas. VHP won't let me enable
>> >> > >>> the sys
>> >> > >>> admin, can I do it in safe mode?
>> >> > >>>
>> >> > >>> "Vistatester" wrote:
>> >> > >>>
>> >> > >>>> By default it is disabled in Vista You can do what I did. Type
>> >> > >>>> in
>> >> > >>>> the
>> >> > >>>> run
>> >> > >>>> box 'control userpasswords2'.
>> >> > >>>> then advanced > advanced > users > Aadimistrator. Uncheck
>> >> > >>>> account is
>> >> > >>>> disabled.
>> >> > >>>>
>> >> > >>>> "kjk" <kjk@usa.com> wrote in message
>> >> > >>>> news:lr8ru2lpbook8j96ii1j3bt3kcvg691op4@4ax.com...
>> >> > >>>> > In VHP, how can I access the System Administrator account?
>> >> > >>>> > It's
>> >> > >>>> > refusing to allow me to uninstall a program even though I'm a
>> >> > >>>> > Computer
>> >> > >>>> > Administrator. Any advice would be much appreciated.
>> >> > >>>> > Thanks.
>> >> > >>>> >
>> >> > >>>> > Ken
>> >> > >>>>
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >
>> >> >

>>


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Old 10-10-2008
Mick Murphy
 
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Re: How do I access System Administrator

http://www.computerperformance.co.uk...Hidden_Account

Read the above.
--
Mad Mike


"jcrr10" wrote:

>
> VHP is a quite a good stuff.. but my problem is i cant open system
> registry of my own computer.. i cant open commands such as reg edit and
> all of the commands that is related in configuring or editing my system
> registry.... i can install/uninstall programs that i want...
>
>
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