in order to set up parental guidance and reporting I wanted to install a new admin acct next to my sons admin account and then downgrade his acct to standard, so I would be in control.
I logged in with his account having admin rights but then I did, thinking to use a shortcut a terrible thing: instead of creating a new account with admin rights I found the unexpected ASP.NET and thought: I can modifiy this instead of making a new one... and so I did.
Modified it: changed its name to my nick and gave it admin rights. I then went on as planned to downgrade my sons from admin to standard and set up parental control. So far all worked normal.
To my dismay, when I next rebooted I only could logon with my sons standard account and the modified ASP.NET did not show up in welcome screen. (I realized later it does never show up, it shows only in the control panel...). So I cannot log on as an admin as planned, only as a standard user.
That is, I cannot set up an admin account either unless I get admin level permission by ASP.NET with the password I had created. When logged in as a standard user I can bring up the ASP.NET admin password prompt up by attempting changes requiring admin level rights..
Then the modified ASP.NET indeed displays, but somehow it does not accept the password that I had created for it...this is truly bizarre. The rror is : "logon failure: this is not the logon type requested for this account" - or similar. When I enter a random pwd sequence instead it tells me "logon failure: wrong password or sequence". It means ASP.NET does recognize the password I enter is correct but there is some other bahaviour that prevents it from accepting it. Clearly this mess is linked to the fact that unfortunaley I wrongly used ASP.NET to set up my admin account.
I read in other, 2007 and now closed threads, what ASP.NET is and that its a flaw in the design as it only is an account type for developers that run web appps locally etc (here i am starting to get lost). That I should use a Vista BOOT disk, open the registry via cmd prompt in the Recovery Environment and then perform fairly complicated manual registry work. An MVP posted under www.jimmah.com
apparently an .exe that would tae care of the situation but the site is now down and thread closed.
Would instead one of the above depicted methods in the tutorial work for the ASP.NET related issue. I have the one disk from DELL.
Currently my sons laptop is really stuck. Due to lack of ways to access admin level permissions I cannot even change parental control back to allow him to google (medium parental control does prevent even googling !!!!).
before going to the tedious registry path, I was wondering wether you could help me with a more user friendly solution.
Thank you in advance for your help.