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Windows 7: Need admin access on my system

31 Oct 2012   #11
kenw232

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

That is all the users. There is only 3, Admin, Administrator and Guest. thats why I'm confused because I login with the user newstudent in the domain HOPENET or something. HOw that happens I have no idea because there is domain server available anymore. I don't have direct access to the machine right now but I think Admin is enabled but I don't know the password. I can't do anything like check groups or change passwords until I get by the User Account Control pop. I'm kind of stuck.


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31 Oct 2012   #12
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kenw232 View Post
That is all the users. There is only 3, Admin, Administrator and Guest. thats why I'm confused because I login with the user newstudent in the domain HOPENET or something. HOw that happens I have no idea because there is domain server available anymore. I don't have direct access to the machine right now but I think Admin is enabled but I don't know the password. I can't do anything like check groups or change passwords until I get by the User Account Control pop. I'm kind of stuck.
So your ARE logged on to domain HOPENET! Detach the network cable and/or disable wireless so no network connection is available at all! Then reboot... are you still logged on as newstudent?
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31 Oct 2012   #13
sammy3417

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

command prompt... right click run as administrator
net user administrator /active:yes
net user Administrator * then hit enter
should prompt you for a new password

if this fails

start..type run...type..control userpasswords2...click advanced tab...... manage passwords
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31 Oct 2012   #14
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sammy3417 View Post
command prompt... right click run as administrator
net user administrator /active:yes
net user Administrator * then hit enter
should prompt you for a new password

if this fails

start..type run...type..control userpasswords2...click advanced tab...... manage passwords
This is only possible if you know the password of an account with admin permissions
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31 Oct 2012   #15
sammy3417

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Oh thought he had admin rights and was trying to active the super admin account my bad
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31 Oct 2012   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My understanding is the OP has a computer from a old work place that has a password set by the old work place administrator and the OP doesn't know the password.
OP Post #4
yes, its a PC from work. there is no domain anymore though. the domain server (Windows Server 2008) was decommissioned. I just need to know how to get administrator access on this machine if I don't have any password.
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31 Oct 2012   #17
sammy3417

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
My understanding is the OP has a computer from a old work place that has a password set by the old work place administrator and the OP doesn't know the password.
OP Post #4
yes, its a PC from work. there is no domain anymore though. the domain server (Windows Server 2008) was decommissioned. I just need to know how to get administrator access on this machine if I don't have any password.
Sorry for my bad tip then If he was trying to get admin rights on the system maybe he needs the hirens boot cd! Could load this up and reset all the admin passwords that way...

"I just need to know how to get administrator access on this machine"

Hes not saying its part of a domain! Just wants local admin rights on this system?

Sorry to all if I caused some confusion
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31 Oct 2012   #18
kenw232

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Yes, I think I just need local admin rights. I don't have the machine in front of me but was hoping someone could just tell me how to reset/add local admin users without knowing the password.
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