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


14 Nov 2008   #19
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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08 Jul 2009   #20
Orbital Shark

 
 

Excellent, works like a charm

Strange thing is that the 'Run as administrator' context menu item is still present LOL

Just had to re-install 7260 so was perfect chace to setup the Administrator account right from the get-go

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08 Jul 2009   #21
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, now that is funny that "Run as administrator" is still there in the built-in Administrator account.
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08 Jul 2009   #22
Orbital Shark

 
 

Message: 'Sorry you cannot give rep to this post...'

Will rep the post above this then
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08 Jul 2009   #23
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, ok.
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09 Jul 2009   #24
retarded

core 2 duo
 
 
hello

thanx brother ....

but the problem is still there. . it is newer version of VISTA i am using. . if i do wat u said . . .i still can't find USER/GROUP tab. . i have tried through COMMAND PROMPT but no use!!!!!! simply i am not allowed to change any settings .... even time........ the main thing is that whenever i am accessing sumthing(like settings), it ask for a password but does'nt show where to type!!!!!

help !!!!
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09 Jul 2009   #25
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It will not let you unless you do this while logged in an administrator account though to make the changes for the built-in Administrator. You cannot do it from a Standard account.

We assumed that you were using Windows 7 though. If you are using Vista, then you might also see are sister site Vista Forums to post this at for more help specifically for Vista instead.
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26 Aug 2009   #26
PeterM42

Windows 7
 
 

Brink, you are a star!
Why does Windows 7 have to be such a pain?
Corporates will never go for it.
PeterM
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26 Aug 2009   #27
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Hi peter and welcome to seven forums

I would think that corp's with their IT staff would like a more secure system. The IT guys (like myself) are the ones with the headache but hey its a job and somebody has to do it

Ken
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26 Aug 2009   #28
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hi Peter,

I'm with Ken. They want to be able to keep control of their systems to make them easier to maintain and help keep them problem free.
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15 Sep 2009   #29
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Im with brink

Not running as admin can be a pita, but it also helps keep out infections, and poorly coded apps.

Aside from the prestige (is there any?) of being called admin, and having to fix anything that breaks a std user can do almost anything
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