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    Mike Guest

    Built in Administrator account disabled?

    I had a user come in with a new toshiba laptop with Windows Vista Home
    Premium. I downloaded the newest version of ConfigFree - a wireless utility
    to connect to ap's. Anyway, I downloaded the utility but couldn't install it
    due to a permissions issue. I checked the account - Owner is the name but
    doesn't have enough permissions to install this utility. Is the
    Admininstrator account disabled by default? How can I enable the account if
    the one and only account on this laptop cannot install this wireless utility?

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    Re: Built in Administrator account disabled?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I had a user come in with a new toshiba laptop with Windows Vista Home
    Premium. I downloaded the newest version of ConfigFree - a wireless utility
    to connect to ap's. Anyway, I downloaded the utility but couldn't install it
    due to a permissions issue. I checked the account - Owner is the name but
    doesn't have enough permissions to install this utility. Is the
    Admininstrator account disabled by default? How can I enable the account if
    the one and only account on this laptop cannot install this wireless utility?
    Hi Mike,

    No, it is not enabled by default, but this tutorial will show you how to enable the built-in Administrator account.

    Administrator Account

    Hope it helps,
    Shawn

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    Mike Guest

    Re: Built in Administrator account disabled?

    I was able to enable the administrator which worked great but after logging
    with Administrator and installing the new version of ConfigFree wireless
    utility for the Toshiba laptop stopped on a particular service. I decided to
    cancel the update and use the existing version on the laptop and was able to
    connect to the staff wireless side of our network. Thanks again for your
    help.

    "Brink" wrote:

    >
    > Mike;685864 Wrote:

    > > I had a user come in with a new toshiba laptop with Windows Vista Home
    > > Premium. I downloaded the newest version of ConfigFree - a wireless
    > > utility
    > > to connect to ap's. Anyway, I downloaded the utility but couldn't
    > > install it
    > > due to a permissions issue. I checked the account - Owner is the name
    > > but
    > > doesn't have enough permissions to install this utility. Is the
    > > Admininstrator account disabled by default? How can I enable the
    > > account if
    > > the one and only account on this laptop cannot install this wireless
    > > utility?
    >
    > Hi Mike,
    >
    > No, it is not enabled by default, but this tutorial will show you how
    > to enable the built-in Administrator account.
    >
    > Administrator Account
    >
    > Hope it helps,
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
    > Brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
    > them.*
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    > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    >

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    Re: Built in Administrator account disabled?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I was able to enable the administrator which worked great but after logging
    with Administrator and installing the new version of ConfigFree wireless
    utility for the Toshiba laptop stopped on a particular service. I decided to
    cancel the update and use the existing version on the laptop and was able to
    connect to the staff wireless side of our network. Thanks again for your
    help.

    "Brink" wrote:
    >
    > Mike;685864 Wrote:
    >
    > Hi Mike,
    >
    > No, it is not enabled by default, but this tutorial will show you how
    > to enable the built-in Administrator account.
    >
    > Administrator Account
    >
    > Hope it helps,
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
    > Brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
    > them.*
    > '*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
    > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    >
    Your welcome Mike. I'm glad to hear that it is working for you now.

    Shawn

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