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Windows 7: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

14 Nov 2008   #99
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

How to Enable or Disable the Built-in Elevated Administrator Account in Windows 7


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My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2010   #100
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Lio,

You can't delete the built-in Administrator account. Instead you can only disable it as in the tutorial while logged in another administrator account (ex: LioSeven).

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2010   #101
Lio

Vista/Seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Lio,

You can't delete the built-in Administrator account. Instead you can only disable it as in the tutorial while logged in another administrator account (ex: LioSeven).

I've tried it but I don't have any possibility to disable.

I also tried to enter in the administrator account (OverLio) but from there I only can delete MY REAL account, LioSeven and same from LioSeven.
It's crazy!! I can delete my account (till 4 hours ago my ONLY account, with all my programs ..... ) but I cannot delete a new account just created.
I'm going to try a restore point but because I've tried to install and uninstall so many time that damned LSS, I can only restore till 3 days ago

and so I cannot solve any problem
Thanks and... if you have some good idea I'm only waiting for any help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2010   #102
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Have you logged out of the built-in Administrator account, logged into your LioSeven administrator acccount, then try to disabled the built-in Administrator account using step 2 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2010   #103
Lio

Vista/Seven
 
 

And no luck in the restore too
I already have the 2 account and this error too:



It seems really every steps I do, I run in another problem
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2010   #104
Lio

Vista/Seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Have you logged out of the built-in Administrator account, logged into your LioSeven administrator acccount, then try to disabled the built-in Administrator account using step 2 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial?
I'm logged in my usual account LioSeven where I'm administrator and I have this reply if I use Command Prompt

Quote:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\LioSeven>net user administrator /active:yes
System error 5 has occurred.

Access is denied.


C:\Users\LioSeven>
So, ANOTHER ERROR


OPS I see only now that I was not In the elevated Command Prompt, I try again
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2010   #105
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Did you type the command in a elevated (right click "Run as administrator") command prompt?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2010   #106
Lio

Vista/Seven
 
 

I just correct my previous post when I've seen that I was not in Elevated Command Prompt.

And PLEASE, don't tell me to reinstall all.
I'm now finishing to install my new system with all the program and till I have the problem with Lightscribe, all works like a charm and I was going to make the image of all the perfect installation to have my backup copy.
It's only for this reason I don't have the backup: I need to have all setting up, with my Photoshop, all the plugins, all the link and so on.........

I try with the elevated prompt
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2010   #107
Lio

Vista/Seven
 
 

Now I've disabled (I hope and I'll see when I login next time).
But even I've solved this problem, I have the first problem: I cannot install the Lightscribe drive
But for now, THANKSSSSSSSSSSSSS
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2010   #108
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Lio. I hope you will be able to get the Lightscribe drive issue sorted soon as well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Sep 2010   #109
negrometal

Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit
 
 

Hello,
I've followed the steps in OPTION TWO of this tutorial, since my OS is Windows 7 Home Basic.
1) Opened an elevated command prompt, as described in the indicated topic;
2) When I typed the command net user administrator /active:yes , the system returned the message:

The user name could not be found

For more help, type NET HELPMSG 2221.


So, after a lot of searching, I've discovered that the problem was that my system language is Brazilian Portuguese (I'm Brazilian, by the way). So, changing the command line to net user administrador /active:yes it worked as well as it should. Note that the word "administrator" was placed by "administrador", its translating in Portuguese. I think that it could help for the ones with systems in other languages too.

Best Regards,

negrometal
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