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Windows 7: I need an accessible Hidden account!

02 May 2011   #11
bigbro51

Win 7 Pro, 32 bit, sp1
 
 

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All the Admin accounts are fully functional with admin privileges. The problem is his is the only one that displays in safe mode. As long as there is one admin account on the Win 7 sign-in screen visible, no other admin accounts will display in safe mode, not even the built in admin account.


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02 May 2011   #12
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

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All the Admin accounts are fully functional with admin privileges. The problem is his is the only one that displays in safe mode. As long as there is one admin account on the Win 7 sign-in screen visible, no other admin accounts will display in safe mode, not even the built in admin account.
It is because you told Windows not to display them when you changed the Registry for hiding accounts. That is what you did is it not? All three admin accounts on my computer show up on the welcome screen for Safe Mode.
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02 May 2011   #13
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Here's the solution I like.

Take away his administrator status. Tell mom that if he wants games installed, you'll install them for him. That's what I had to do at 15 years old (which was a measly 7 years ago, btw). If they don't like this, then refuse to support the machine. You're trying to make a really simple situation/solution into a very complicated one.
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02 May 2011   #14
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

You know,,, there is a reason that MS included some Parental Controls in Windows.
Use them, or don't complain.

And 2nd, is don't treat 7 like XP. Not everything will work properly, for a reason.
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02 May 2011   #15
James Colbert

 
 

The first viable solution would be to remove the computer from the kid completely (really, somebody should be a parent here...). If that's not possible, I agree with other users who say let the system die a slow, trojan infested death. If your mom wants you to maintain the computer, tell her that she has tied your hands and refuse to look at it unless she gives you full control. Then lock his account down. Make your account the only admin acccount with a strong, strong password...something like the first letters of a phrase you'll remember - a line in a song or something. Then add a number or two.

James
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03 May 2011   #16
bigbro51

Win 7 Pro, 32 bit, sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigbro51 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
All the Admin accounts are fully functional with admin privileges. The problem is his is the only one that displays in safe mode. As long as there is one admin account on the Win 7 sign-in screen visible, no other admin accounts will display in safe mode, not even the built in admin account.
It is because you told Windows not to display them when you changed the Registry for hiding accounts. That is what you did is it not? All three admin accounts on my computer show up on the welcome screen for Safe Mode.
You don't seem to understand the purpose for that move.

I want an administrative account that will display in the Safe Mode sign-on screen, that does not display on the normal sign-on screen.

My grandson will not look any further than the User's Control Panel to disable my admin account, so, if I could create an admin account that is not on the regular sign-on screen, yet shows up on the Safe Mode sign-on screen, he won't find it and disable it. However, Win 7, unlike XP, will not allow any hidden admin accounts, that do not display on the regular sign-on screen, to display on the Safe Mode sign-on screen. They both display the same accounts, no hidden accounts, such as the special admin account that comes with the Win 7 installation. In other words if it shows on the regular sign-on screen, then it shows on the Safe Mode sign-on screen. If it's hidden on the regular sign-on screen, it is also hidden on the safe Mode sign on screen. Try it and see for yourself.
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03 May 2011   #17
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

If you want to keep going down this path suit yourself. You won't get any where.
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30 Jul 2012   #18
TritonForceX

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I'm sorry, I know this is a little out of date, I just feel for people when they ask an honest question and others won't bend their thinking a different direction.

You can create your administrator account, then use local group policy settings to apply restricted settings to the kid's user account that will prevent him from accessing the Control Panel. Then he can keep his administrative privileged account, but not demote your account.

From an Administrative account, go to Start -> Run and type "mmc", from File->Add/Remove Snap-in, scroll down the list and select Group Policy Object. When the Select Group Policy Object window appears, click Browse, click the Users tab, then select the specific user account.

The settings you're looking for are under the Administrative Templates folder. Microsoft has done an OK job at stating what each setting does, but for this task you should be able to figure it out. If not, Google should fill in any blanks.

Hope this helps.
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30 Jul 2012   #19
corruptDNA

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Well i have an idea, why dont u temporarily show the hidden admin account, do the work, and then hide it again..
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