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Windows 7: Built-In Administrator Account


30 Mar 2011   #11

 
 

The built-in admin account does not have a password. The links we've given are all you need to enable it. Once you log onto the admin account you can then change the password. Did you see my pic? I have no password set but it reports the exact same as yours does.

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31 Mar 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Got Built-In Administrator Enabled With Password

Followed the instructions I linked above enabling the Built-In Administrator from the command prompt. Assigned a password and was good to go.

Now the fun begins in setting up myself as a user with Standard Rights deciding what programs I will give myself access to and figuring out how to give myself access to these programs without having to enter the Built-In Administrator password, which is quite long, every time I want to run a program.

Found one website with instructions on this and will start to work on it when I have some time.

This project is bringing back some memories from those days when I was a Network Administrator. I don't recall which version of Windows we were using but as I recall it was probably before Windows 98 and Windows 98 SE.

P.S. One of the main reasons that I started this project is because my regular password is not as long or as complex as it should be to be running with Administrator Rights. So I wanted to enable the Built-In Administrator and give it a very long and complex password.

By doing this I can log in as a user with Standard Rights without having to type in a very long and complex password and still have access to Administrator Rights when I need with a much longer and more complex password.

So if someone steals my password they will have limited access to what they can run on my computer.

Of course the password that I use to log into Windows is not the same as any of the passwords that I use on the Net.
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