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Administrator Account is Disabled.

  1. #1


    Akshay Guest

    Administrator Account is Disabled.

    Hi,

    While troubleshooting a windows vista OS, I found in Computer Management
    that the Administrator account and the First User Account (created when
    installed Vista) both are disabled. There are two other standard user
    accounts.

    I tried entering one of he standard user account> Right Click CMD> Run as
    Administrator but it doesn't ask for Administrator password as the account is
    disabled.

    I tried the above to use net user administrator /active:yes

    I am unable to enable the UAC due to the admin rights.

    How may I enable the two Administrator Accounts?

    Note: We have the Vista disc.

    Regards
    Akshay

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    P. Di Stolfo Guest

    Re: Administrator Account is Disabled.

    Hello,

    you could try that: Boot into Safe Mode (press F8 before Windows starts) and
    maybe the Administrator account is activated there. Then, you could change
    your account into an administrative one.
    I'm not sure if it works, though, but it should be worth a try.

    Greetings,
    P. Di Stolfo
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    "Akshay" <Akshay@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:26E59FB6-F1B9-4C6B-987B-E3D06F5B234C@xxxxxx

    > Hi,
    >
    > While troubleshooting a windows vista OS, I found in Computer Management
    > that the Administrator account and the First User Account (created when
    > installed Vista) both are disabled. There are two other standard user
    > accounts.
    >
    > I tried entering one of he standard user account> Right Click CMD> Run as
    > Administrator but it doesn't ask for Administrator password as the account
    > is
    > disabled.
    >
    > I tried the above to use net user administrator /active:yes
    >
    > I am unable to enable the UAC due to the admin rights.
    >
    > How may I enable the two Administrator Accounts?
    >
    > Note: We have the Vista disc.
    >
    > Regards
    > Akshay

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: Administrator Account is Disabled.

    Akshay

    If you have a Vista installation disk, go to the following website and use
    the 'Option 2'. This will allow you to access the Vista recovery environment
    using the install DVD. This procedure will make the built-in administrator
    account visible on the login screen and will also remove any passwords on
    this account. You can then use this account to remove the password on the
    other administrator account.

    What do I do: I can no longer log in or elevate to an administrator account:
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/Administ..._of_admin.aspx

    You can then log into this account and fix the problems.

    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User


    "Akshay" <Akshay@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:26E59FB6-F1B9-4C6B-987B-E3D06F5B234C@xxxxxx

    > Hi,
    >
    > While troubleshooting a windows vista OS, I found in Computer Management
    > that the Administrator account and the First User Account (created when
    > installed Vista) both are disabled. There are two other standard user
    > accounts.
    >
    > I tried entering one of he standard user account> Right Click CMD> Run as
    > Administrator but it doesn't ask for Administrator password as the account
    > is
    > disabled.
    >
    > I tried the above to use net user administrator /active:yes
    >
    > I am unable to enable the UAC due to the admin rights.
    >
    > How may I enable the two Administrator Accounts?
    >
    > Note: We have the Vista disc.
    >
    > Regards
    > Akshay

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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