Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

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  1. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #180

    Jamal NUMAN said:
    Brink said:
    Hello Jamal,

    What happened to your normal administrator account?

    You might give OPTION FOUR a try at boot.

    Many thanks Brink

    I’m not sure how I got stuck there!

    · the machine has only one user at start/log off/ switch user
    · This user has no administrative privileges!

    What does “option four” refer to? Is it F4?

    Best

    Jamal

    Option Four is the last option in the tutorial on the first page.

    It's to enable the built-in Administrator at boot.
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  2. Posts : 144
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #181

    Brink said:
    Jamal NUMAN said:
    Brink said:
    Hello Jamal,

    What happened to your normal administrator account?

    You might give OPTION FOUR a try at boot.

    Many thanks Brink

    I’m not sure how I got stuck there!

    · the machine has only one user at start/log off/ switch user
    · This user has no administrative privileges!

    What does “option four” refer to? Is it F4?

    Best

    Jamal

    Option Four is the last option in the tutorial on the first page.

    It's to enable the built-in Administrator at boot.
    Many thanks Brink.

    I to try it and see if it works with me

    Best

    Jamal
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  3. Posts : 21
    Wiindows 7 Professional 64bit
       #182

    hi great tutorial as I had to use it for first time to take ownership of folder to stop a dcom error from new network printer driver errors on Canon's new photo printer 7220. Now that is out of the way I used the COMMAND PROMPT option shown in tutorial.

    My issue is now in C:/Users I see 3 folders when I only saw 2 before they are Administrator - Mark - Public. the admin and the mark ones show a lock on them (btw i have system setup to NOT show hidden files by default) anyhow the admin when i rite click for properties shows the date of its creation as the day and time I used command prompt to access hidden admin account for first time..

    I have uploaded a screenshot.... just don't ever remember seeing this folder and its contents which are duplicates of folders, contacts.favs, etc.... and each only contain one file which would be "contacts/admin contacts file".....

    I do believe prior to using admin acct the only time i would see that admin folder is if i unchecked show hidden folders. is this correct?

    Thanks in advance for any insight. Windows 7 64 bit pro
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  4. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #183

    Hello chevysales,

    The "C:\Users\Administrator" profile folder is normal. It is added after you have enabled the built-in Administrator account and logged on to it the first time.

    It's profile folder will remain there even after disabling the built-in Administrator account. The profile folder will contain all personal settings for that account. This way it can be used again the next time you enable the built-in Administrator account instead of having to do the whole "preparing account" from scratch again.

    However, if you like, you can safely delete the "C:\Users\Administrator" folder after disabling the built-in Administrator account.

    Hope this helps, :)
    Shawn
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  5. Posts : 21
    Wiindows 7 Professional 64bit
       #184

    Brink said:
    Hello chevysales,

    The "C:\Users\Administrator" profile folder is normal. It is added after you have enabled the built-in Administrator account and logged on to it the first time.

    It's profile folder will remain there even after disabling the built-in Administrator account. The profile folder will contain all personal settings for that account. This way it can be used again the next time you enable the built-in Administrator account instead of having to do the whole "preparing account" from scratch again.

    However, if you like, you can safely delete the "C:\Users\Administrator" folder after disabling the built-in Administrator account.

    Hope this helps, :)
    Shawn

    Thank you very much shawn.
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  6. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #185

    You're most welcome chevysales. :)
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  7. Posts : 249
    Win 7 Pro, Mac OS Sierra
       #186

    a system error 5 has occured. access denied. command prompt didnt work.

    I did a cmd in start, right clicked, ran as administrator. I dont have admin access, which is the problem I'm trying to solve.
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  8. Posts : 6,830
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
       #187

    When you right click on CMD and choose Run as administrator . On the User Access Control window does it ask for a password ? Or a Yes button ?
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  9. Posts : 249
    Win 7 Pro, Mac OS Sierra
       #188

    right click on cmd just opened to the dos prompt. c:windows/system32>
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  10. Posts : 6,830
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
       #189

    Type net user administrator /active:yes

    Press <ENTER>key
    You should get a message " The command completed successfully "

    That command will enable the built in administrator ( hidden account )
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