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Windows 7: Local admin acount locked out

10 Sep 2010   #1

Local admin acount locked out


I had a problem with a windows 7 laptop on our network, to sort the problem i took the laptop of the domain, with the idea of remote desktop back in to add to the domain again. My problem is the local admin account was not enabled, i now have no way of loggin into the machine.

I have tried "manage - connect to another computer" I am able to see the menu, but "local users and groups" has a red x through it telling me accessed is denied.

Is there way of enabling the local admin acount remotely?

thanks in advance

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10 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Not without having some type of administrative access to that computer remotely.
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10 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

You may try a little program called ntpasswd. It's definitely helpful if you have forgotten your password, and may also help unlocking a user account, although I have not tested it for that purpose myself.
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10 Sep 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello sammythompson, welcome to Seven Forums!

"Is there way of enabling the local admin acount remotely?"

I'm not sure about remotely but it can't hurt to have a look, see if Option Three in the tutorial at the link below will help sort it.

Password Reset Options in Windows 7
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10 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64

I am wondering if he meant he can't "see" the administrator account.

If I recall correctly, Win 7, unless you configure it to not show user last name, will revert back to the 'User Icon' buttons again.

I am also wondering if he tried to see if he can get onto the computer Via Safe Mode, as that was not mentioned either.
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13 Sep 2010   #6


Thanks for the replys, havent tried safe mode as the laptop is at another site, it is being brought to the office tomorow so i will ry the safe mode option then, thanks again.
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13 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7

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13 Sep 2010   #8

windows 7 uktimate

hirens boot cd..unlocks passwords..simple to use Hiren's BootCD 11.0 and All Other Versions - HTTP Download also has dozens of others tools, heres info on it.

Hiren's BootCD 11.0 - All in one Bootable CD
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