Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

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       #40

    Hello c1ogden, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    If your edition of Windows 7 is say Home Premium, then it will not inlcude gpedit.msc or lusrmgr.msc.

    You will need to right click on the command prompt shortcut and click on Run as administrator to open a elevated command prompt instead for it to work. (Step 1 in OPTION TWO)

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  2. Posts : 3
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       #41

    Thanks Shawn.

    I tried that and got to the elevated command prompt. I entered "net user administrator / active:yes".

    Now it says "The option / is unknown."

    Anything else I should try? Thanks for the help!
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  3. Posts : 70,224
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       #42

    You're close, but there is no space between / and active.
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  4. Posts : 3
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       #43

    Thank you Shawn!

    That worked!

    Thanks for all your help!
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  5. Posts : 70,224
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       #44

    You're most welcome c1ogden. :)
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  6. Posts : 4
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       #45

    In elevated cmd promt. Typed "net user administrator/active:yes", and got syntax error.

    This is what was returnred:

    The syntax of this command is:
    net user
    [username [password | *] [options]] [/domain]
    username {password | *} /add [options] [/domain]
    username [/delete] [/domain]
    username [/times:{times | all}]

    My os is Windows 7 Home Premium
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  7. Posts : 70,224
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       #46

    Hello Two Dogs, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Are you part of a domain? If so, then you may need to see your domain administrator.
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  8. Posts : 4
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       #47

    I don't know what you mean by a domain. I installed this on my pc and I'm the only user. I set up a standard account, a guest account, and myself as an admin account. I still get messages from the sytem telling me that I don't have permissions.
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  9. Posts : 70,224
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       #48

    Ah, you will need to do this while logged on to a administrator account, and right click on the command prompt shortcut and click on "Run as administrator" to be able to do this.
    Last edited by Brink; 05 Jan 2010 at 14:48. Reason: typo
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  10. Posts : 4
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       #49

    Brink said:
    Ah, you will need to do this while logged on to a administrator account
    I am.


    Brink said:
    and right click on the command prompt shortcut and click on "Run as administrator" to be able to do this.
    I did that.
    Last edited by Brink; 05 Jan 2010 at 14:48. Reason: typo
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