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  1. #1
    kjk Guest

    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

  2. #2
    Vistatester Guest

    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



  3. #3
    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    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

    >
    >



  4. #4
    MeNotKnow Guest

    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




  5. #5
    ximenean@gmail.com Guest

    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



  6. #6
    MajesticDre Guest

    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

    >


  7. #7
    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    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

    >>



  8. #8
    tomlives2000 Guest

    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
    >>>

    >



  9. #9
    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    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
    >>>>

    >>

    >



  10. #10
    adam Guest

    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
    > >>>>
    > >>

    > >

    >


  11. #11
    adam Guest

    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
    > > >>>>
    > > >>
    > > >

    > >


  12. #12
    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    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
    >> > >>>>
    >> > >>
    >> > >
    >> >



  13. #13
    adam Guest

    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
    > >> > >>>>
    > >> > >>
    > >> > >
    > >> >

    >


  14. #14
    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    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
    >> >> > >>>>
    >> >> > >>
    >> >> > >
    >> >> >

    >>



  15. #15
    Mick Murphy Guest

    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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