Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Make Windows 7 without an administrator

02 Feb 2011   #1
pedro1985

Windows 7 PE 32bit
 
 
Make Windows 7 without an administrator

During the Windows 7 installation create a useraccount, let say USER1. This user is an "administrator" by default now.
You will call your computer PC-NAME
After installation keep the pc in a workgroup (so do not add the computer to a domain)
Now log on to your computer as: PC-NAME\USER1
Now create a new account: USER2 and do not add a password to this user
USER2 will be a regular, normal user, without administrator right or any other special permissions.
Now, add your computer PC-NAME to a domain. You will add your computer PC-NAME to (for example) the domain ABC.
Now restart your computer.
Now your pc is a member of the domain ABC.
At this point you will log in your computer locally as: PC-NAME\USER1
When you are logged in as PC-NAME\USER1 you have administrator rights to disable your current account.
So you will disable PC-NAME\USER1 and you will see that by default PC-NAME\Administrator is also already disabled.
So when both PC-NAME\USER1 and PC-NAME\Administrator are disabled, you will restart your computer.
When your computer is back on you are asked to log in again.

Try to log in as a local user with administrator rights! For as far as I know, you have a computer without a accessable administrator account.
Can you get the administrator enabled again?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
02 Feb 2011   #2
James Colbert

 
 

You could try to enable the built-in hidden admin account:

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

James
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2011   #3
pedro1985

Windows 7 PE 32bit
 
 

Hi James,

I tried to enable the built-in hidden administrator account, but you need administrator rights to enable an administrator account. So currently I have 3 accounts on my computer:

(disabled account) Built-in hidden administrator (I did not configure a password)
(disabled account) USER1 = account with administrator rights (I configured a password)
(enabled account) USER2 = account without administrator rights (I did not configure a password)

So I cannot activate the built-in hidden administrator account when logged in as USER2. Is there any way to get my administrator account back working?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

03 Feb 2011   #4
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedro1985 View Post
Hi James,

I tried to enable the built-in hidden administrator account, but you need administrator rights to enable an administrator account. So currently I have 3 accounts on my computer:

(disabled account) Built-in hidden administrator (I did not configure a password)
(disabled account) USER1 = account with administrator rights (I configured a password)
(enabled account) USER2 = account without administrator rights (I did not configure a password)

So I cannot activate the built-in hidden administrator account when logged in as USER2. Is there any way to get my administrator account back working?
"Adminstrator" is disabled by default, so the question is: How did you manage to disable the only other existing administrator account (USER1)?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2011   #5
pedro1985

Windows 7 PE 32bit
 
 

It was very easy to disable the only administrator account. Windows 7 did not prompt me that I was about to disable the only administrator account. It just did what I asked without warning me.

Thing was, I thought that USER2 was an administrator, but afterwards turned out I made a mistake and made USER2 just a regular user. So was then left without an enabled administrator account.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2011   #6
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

It looks to me that you might be Out of Luck without a paddle.

Time for a complete re-install of windows. Reformat and install.
Rich
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2011   #7
pedro1985

Windows 7 PE 32bit
 
 

Yeah, I have already reinstalled the system now. Too bad, but good lesson for next time. Thanks for the replies.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Make Windows 7 without an administrator




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How do I make myself always administrator?
Hello, I am so tired of being prompted to either allow administrator rights or being told that I cannot do something because I do not have administrator rights. I own this darn computer, why can't I do what I want with it? For example, I was trying to run SFC /scannow from a command prompt...
Performance & Maintenance
how to make appear administrator? help I messed up my registry
my brother is downloading so much stuff and it slowdown our internet, so I use a net limiter program to cut dl speed into half. so I have created admin account so the standard user cannot modify and uninstall the net limiter. I have now 1 admin and 1 standard user. I used this registry that I...
General Discussion
Should I make an Administrator Password?
I've had Windows 7 setup about 1 week now on my computer. Sometimes I will have pop-up boxes that say Administrator privledges are required....blah blah blah. But I just click on continue and I'm OK. When I was using XP, (I had a genuine copy OEM copy I paid for) when I would get a virus I...
Installation & Setup
How do I make windows 7 ask the administrator accounts for password?
So I am trying to increase the security of my computer, what I want to do is make windows 7 prompt for the administrator password whenever making and change to windows such as installing a program. I have followed the steps of the following website, but my results don't make sense, it still doesn't...
System Security
how do i make my user account in win 7 be the administrator
when running in cmd i must be administrator to make the commands work how do i make my user account be the administrator i dont want to right click and run as admin all the time
General Discussion
Make a User Administrator ?
I got a new notebook and not using win7 got off to a bad start or starts not ever using 7 before...lucky I knew to figure out backup right off just in case. Anyway I see I'm not the administrator. I am a user. I have a name I gave it. Is there a way I can become the adminstrator and have full...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:13.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App