Hi I have a local machine running vista SP2 and there are a bunch of admin tasks that I can no longer do with various errors like access denied when trying to delete a printer and system error 5 when trying to run any of the net cmds eg net stop or spooler commands.
When I try and elevate cmd it doesnt get Administrator it would seem, the account i am using is administrator its self not the hidden system Administrator account but a JOEBLOGGS with admin class.
I have also tried to reset the Administrator account again access denied. It would be a huge PIA to have to do a rebuild but I cant think of anything else happy to try anything no matter how deep and dirty i have to into the registry etc but this isnt my area of expertise. I appreciate that it shouldnt be easy to just change administrator profiles for security reasons but it equally must be possible to do something less than a reinstall and restore of all my apps and data.
any ideas very gratefully attempted.