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Windows 7: Deleted admin account

03 Mar 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
Deleted admin account

Hi all,

I'm new to this forum and in need of some help. I have a new PC that I was getting ready for a customer of mine. I booted up the PC and ran through the normal steps of setting up windows 7. I went ahead and joined the PC to the domain. After I joined the PC to the domain I tried to log into the PC locally with the admin account we use at work, which is received via GPO. But for some reason it would not let me log in. So I went ahead and logged into the machine using my credentials and ran gpupdate /force. To update the GPO's. I logged out and tried our admin account again with no luck. So I logged back in with my credentials and disjoined it from our domain.

When we join machines to the domain it deletes all local profiles including locale admin profiles. This is because of the GPO's we have in place.

So now the only account I can log in with is a temp account that has no admin rights.
Is there a way to get a locale admin account on there without having to use the restore CD. Also I've gone to users and groups under computer management to see if I can create an admin account, but can't do anything because I have no rights.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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04 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi, there are tutorials within the community on how to enable a built in administrative user account. Hope this helps. Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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