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Administrator account logon - Windows Vista

  1. #1


    Tim R. Guest

    Administrator account logon - Windows Vista

    Any idea how one logs on as *the* administrator under WinVista Beta 2?

    As part of the installation I did create a password for the built-in
    adminstrator account and afterwards I created a user account with admin
    privilege. I now use this user account for my work but I want to logon as
    the built-in administrator. The problem is that I can't seem to get WinVista
    to even give me a login screen that allows me to specify the username
    ("administrator"). Help??


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  3. #2


    Mark Dietz Guest

    Re: Administrator account logon - Windows Vista

    Start the system in safe mode. It will then show you Administrator on the
    screen. From here, you want to log in as Administrator, open up computer
    management by right clicking on "Computer" and selecting manage. Under computer
    management, select the users and groups, then users. You will need to enable the
    Administrator account, and I would also set a password. There is then a registry
    hack that needs run to add the account to the welcome screen under normal boot,
    but I'm not sure what exactly it is. This "hack" is the same as the one used in
    XP, so if you find it for XP, you've found it for Vista.
    ----------
    Mark Dietz
    PROnetworks <http://www.pro-networks.org>

    Tim R. wrote:
    > Any idea how one logs on as *the* administrator under WinVista Beta 2?
    >
    > As part of the installation I did create a password for the built-in
    > adminstrator account and afterwards I created a user account with admin
    > privilege. I now use this user account for my work but I want to logon as
    > the built-in administrator. The problem is that I can't seem to get WinVista
    > to even give me a login screen that allows me to specify the username
    > ("administrator"). Help??
    >


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  4. #3


    Zack Uribe Guest

    Re: Administrator account logon - Windows Vista

    1) Anytime you run into an issue that seems like it HAD to have come up
    before.....search these forums...A search with "administrator" as the
    subject comes up with...


    Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management.
    Under 'System Tools' select 'Local Users and Groups', click on users, right
    click on Administrator, and click on
    Properties.
    When I unchecked 'Account is Disabled', I was asked for a password. I closed
    everything and rebooted. At the login screen, there is an
    option to 'switch user'.

    Selecting this shows two buttons, one for my 'current' login and another
    called 'other user'. When I select 'other user'
    the login screen changes to ask for a user name and password. If I use
    Administrator for the username and the password that I set when I enabled
    the
    Administrator, I login as the Administrator.


    p.s. Not a personal attack..just tired of people being to lazy to search. I
    have seen the 'When will this expire" question 3-5 times today...


    "Tim R." <Tim R.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:33FF1BFC-FC17-4B2F-B21E-BF04E504D0E5@microsoft.com...
    > Any idea how one logs on as *the* administrator under WinVista Beta 2?
    >
    > As part of the installation I did create a password for the built-in
    > adminstrator account and afterwards I created a user account with admin
    > privilege. I now use this user account for my work but I want to logon as
    > the built-in administrator. The problem is that I can't seem to get
    > WinVista
    > to even give me a login screen that allows me to specify the username
    > ("administrator"). Help??
    >



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  5. #4


    Tim R. Guest

    Re: Administrator account logon - Windows Vista

    Uh, yeah, OK...next time I will do what you suggest -- search first for an
    answer. Not sure how that would have helped in this case since I actually
    DID do a search first but the suggestions I got did not help (admittedly, I
    was using a narrower search criteria). More to the point, the suggestion(s)
    that were posted (including the thread preceeding this reply) did not help.
    Thanx anyway.



    --
    -Tim R.


    "Zack Uribe" wrote:

    > 1) Anytime you run into an issue that seems like it HAD to have come up
    > before.....search these forums...A search with "administrator" as the
    > subject comes up with...
    >
    >
    > Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management.
    > Under 'System Tools' select 'Local Users and Groups', click on users, right
    > click on Administrator, and click on
    > Properties.
    > When I unchecked 'Account is Disabled', I was asked for a password. I closed
    > everything and rebooted. At the login screen, there is an
    > option to 'switch user'.
    >
    > Selecting this shows two buttons, one for my 'current' login and another
    > called 'other user'. When I select 'other user'
    > the login screen changes to ask for a user name and password. If I use
    > Administrator for the username and the password that I set when I enabled
    > the
    > Administrator, I login as the Administrator.
    >
    >
    > p.s. Not a personal attack..just tired of people being to lazy to search. I
    > have seen the 'When will this expire" question 3-5 times today...
    >
    >
    > "Tim R." <Tim R.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:33FF1BFC-FC17-4B2F-B21E-BF04E504D0E5@microsoft.com...
    > > Any idea how one logs on as *the* administrator under WinVista Beta 2?
    > >
    > > As part of the installation I did create a password for the built-in
    > > adminstrator account and afterwards I created a user account with admin
    > > privilege. I now use this user account for my work but I want to logon as
    > > the built-in administrator. The problem is that I can't seem to get
    > > WinVista
    > > to even give me a login screen that allows me to specify the username
    > > ("administrator"). Help??
    > >

    >


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  6. #5


    Zack Uribe Guest

    Re: Administrator account logon - Windows Vista

    Ok, so what part of Uncheck "Disable Administrator account" did not work for
    you?



    "Tim R." <TimR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A9A12500-8B83-404A-A074-075F3B58E008@microsoft.com...
    > Uh, yeah, OK...next time I will do what you suggest -- search first for an
    > answer. Not sure how that would have helped in this case since I
    > actually
    > DID do a search first but the suggestions I got did not help (admittedly,
    > I
    > was using a narrower search criteria). More to the point, the
    > suggestion(s)
    > that were posted (including the thread preceeding this reply) did not
    > help.
    > Thanx anyway.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > -Tim R.
    >
    >
    > "Zack Uribe" wrote:
    >
    >> 1) Anytime you run into an issue that seems like it HAD to have come up
    >> before.....search these forums...A search with "administrator" as the
    >> subject comes up with...
    >>
    >>
    >> Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management.
    >> Under 'System Tools' select 'Local Users and Groups', click on users,
    >> right
    >> click on Administrator, and click on
    >> Properties.
    >> When I unchecked 'Account is Disabled', I was asked for a password. I
    >> closed
    >> everything and rebooted. At the login screen, there is an
    >> option to 'switch user'.
    >>
    >> Selecting this shows two buttons, one for my 'current' login and another
    >> called 'other user'. When I select 'other user'
    >> the login screen changes to ask for a user name and password. If I use
    >> Administrator for the username and the password that I set when I enabled
    >> the
    >> Administrator, I login as the Administrator.
    >>
    >>
    >> p.s. Not a personal attack..just tired of people being to lazy to search.
    >> I
    >> have seen the 'When will this expire" question 3-5 times today...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Tim R." <Tim R.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:33FF1BFC-FC17-4B2F-B21E-BF04E504D0E5@microsoft.com...
    >> > Any idea how one logs on as *the* administrator under WinVista Beta 2?
    >> >
    >> > As part of the installation I did create a password for the built-in
    >> > adminstrator account and afterwards I created a user account with admin
    >> > privilege. I now use this user account for my work but I want to logon
    >> > as
    >> > the built-in administrator. The problem is that I can't seem to get
    >> > WinVista
    >> > to even give me a login screen that allows me to specify the username
    >> > ("administrator"). Help??
    >> >

    >>



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  7. #6


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: Administrator account logon - Windows Vista

    Especially the questions: "what anti-virus programs work?" and "where's a
    driver for my device?"

    "Tim R." <TimR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A9A12500-8B83-404A-A074-075F3B58E008@microsoft.com...
    > Uh, yeah, OK...next time I will do what you suggest -- search first for an
    > answer. Not sure how that would have helped in this case since I
    > actually
    > DID do a search first but the suggestions I got did not help (admittedly,
    > I
    > was using a narrower search criteria). More to the point, the
    > suggestion(s)
    > that were posted (including the thread preceeding this reply) did not
    > help.
    > Thanx anyway.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > -Tim R.
    >
    >
    > "Zack Uribe" wrote:
    >
    >> 1) Anytime you run into an issue that seems like it HAD to have come up
    >> before.....search these forums...A search with "administrator" as the
    >> subject comes up with...
    >>
    >>
    >> Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management.
    >> Under 'System Tools' select 'Local Users and Groups', click on users,
    >> right
    >> click on Administrator, and click on
    >> Properties.
    >> When I unchecked 'Account is Disabled', I was asked for a password. I
    >> closed
    >> everything and rebooted. At the login screen, there is an
    >> option to 'switch user'.
    >>
    >> Selecting this shows two buttons, one for my 'current' login and another
    >> called 'other user'. When I select 'other user'
    >> the login screen changes to ask for a user name and password. If I use
    >> Administrator for the username and the password that I set when I enabled
    >> the
    >> Administrator, I login as the Administrator.
    >>
    >>
    >> p.s. Not a personal attack..just tired of people being to lazy to search.
    >> I
    >> have seen the 'When will this expire" question 3-5 times today...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Tim R." <Tim R.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:33FF1BFC-FC17-4B2F-B21E-BF04E504D0E5@microsoft.com...
    >> > Any idea how one logs on as *the* administrator under WinVista Beta 2?
    >> >
    >> > As part of the installation I did create a password for the built-in
    >> > adminstrator account and afterwards I created a user account with admin
    >> > privilege. I now use this user account for my work but I want to logon
    >> > as
    >> > the built-in administrator. The problem is that I can't seem to get
    >> > WinVista
    >> > to even give me a login screen that allows me to specify the username
    >> > ("administrator"). Help??
    >> >

    >>




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  8. #7


    Tim R. Guest

    Re: Administrator account logon - Windows Vista

    The part that didn't work was the part about "Uncheck the 'Disabling the
    Administrator account'"...I already have it unchecked. And even when I
    re-enabled (checked it) and then later, after re-boot, unchecked it, I was
    never prompted for a password before doing so as the threads below suggest.
    And at no time (with the Admin account enabled) upon reboot was I ever given
    an option from the Win Vista logon screen to logon as anything but the
    standard account (which does have admin privilege).

    All that said, I did find subsequent threads on this forum and on the MSDN
    forum describing adding a reg-key to re-enable the option to logon as a
    built-in admin. I will try this later. My concern is that this reg key
    procedure may not work with the current (Beta 2) build of Win Vista.

    Thanx in any event. I'm inching closer (I think) to an understanding if not
    solution...

    --
    -Tim R.


    "Zack Uribe" wrote:

    > Ok, so what part of Uncheck "Disable Administrator account" did not work for
    > you?
    >
    >
    >
    > "Tim R." <TimR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:A9A12500-8B83-404A-A074-075F3B58E008@microsoft.com...
    > > Uh, yeah, OK...next time I will do what you suggest -- search first for an
    > > answer. Not sure how that would have helped in this case since I
    > > actually
    > > DID do a search first but the suggestions I got did not help (admittedly,
    > > I
    > > was using a narrower search criteria). More to the point, the
    > > suggestion(s)
    > > that were posted (including the thread preceeding this reply) did not
    > > help.
    > > Thanx anyway.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > -Tim R.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Zack Uribe" wrote:
    > >
    > >> 1) Anytime you run into an issue that seems like it HAD to have come up
    > >> before.....search these forums...A search with "administrator" as the
    > >> subject comes up with...
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management.
    > >> Under 'System Tools' select 'Local Users and Groups', click on users,
    > >> right
    > >> click on Administrator, and click on
    > >> Properties.
    > >> When I unchecked 'Account is Disabled', I was asked for a password. I
    > >> closed
    > >> everything and rebooted. At the login screen, there is an
    > >> option to 'switch user'.
    > >>
    > >> Selecting this shows two buttons, one for my 'current' login and another
    > >> called 'other user'. When I select 'other user'
    > >> the login screen changes to ask for a user name and password. If I use
    > >> Administrator for the username and the password that I set when I enabled
    > >> the
    > >> Administrator, I login as the Administrator.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> p.s. Not a personal attack..just tired of people being to lazy to search.
    > >> I
    > >> have seen the 'When will this expire" question 3-5 times today...
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Tim R." <Tim R.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:33FF1BFC-FC17-4B2F-B21E-BF04E504D0E5@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Any idea how one logs on as *the* administrator under WinVista Beta 2?
    > >> >
    > >> > As part of the installation I did create a password for the built-in
    > >> > adminstrator account and afterwards I created a user account with admin
    > >> > privilege. I now use this user account for my work but I want to logon
    > >> > as
    > >> > the built-in administrator. The problem is that I can't seem to get
    > >> > WinVista
    > >> > to even give me a login screen that allows me to specify the username
    > >> > ("administrator"). Help??
    > >> >
    > >>

    >


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  9. #8


    Zapper Guest

    Re: Administrator account logon - Windows Vista

    Ok, as long as you say where you got stuck.

    Make sure you re-enable the administrator account again
    The Administrator password is blank...do not worry about setting one...

    To be able to log into the administrator password at the boot screen you can
    either go into safe mode(I have not done it) or you can go into
    Administrator Tool-Local Security Policy-Security Options- Interactive
    Logono Not display las user name-ENABLE

    You will then get a blank box when you boot. Type in Administrator, leave
    the password blank and you will be running Vista In administrator mode




    "Tim R." <TimR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E9416838-E2AE-4DEF-83EB-6A3F8060FCA2@microsoft.com...
    > The part that didn't work was the part about "Uncheck the 'Disabling the
    > Administrator account'"...I already have it unchecked. And even when I
    > re-enabled (checked it) and then later, after re-boot, unchecked it, I was
    > never prompted for a password before doing so as the threads below
    > suggest.
    > And at no time (with the Admin account enabled) upon reboot was I ever
    > given
    > an option from the Win Vista logon screen to logon as anything but the
    > standard account (which does have admin privilege).
    >
    > All that said, I did find subsequent threads on this forum and on the MSDN
    > forum describing adding a reg-key to re-enable the option to logon as a
    > built-in admin. I will try this later. My concern is that this reg key
    > procedure may not work with the current (Beta 2) build of Win Vista.
    >
    > Thanx in any event. I'm inching closer (I think) to an understanding if
    > not
    > solution...
    >
    > --
    > -Tim R.
    >
    >
    > "Zack Uribe" wrote:
    >
    >> Ok, so what part of Uncheck "Disable Administrator account" did not work
    >> for
    >> you?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Tim R." <TimR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:A9A12500-8B83-404A-A074-075F3B58E008@microsoft.com...
    >> > Uh, yeah, OK...next time I will do what you suggest -- search first for
    >> > an
    >> > answer. Not sure how that would have helped in this case since I
    >> > actually
    >> > DID do a search first but the suggestions I got did not help
    >> > (admittedly,
    >> > I
    >> > was using a narrower search criteria). More to the point, the
    >> > suggestion(s)
    >> > that were posted (including the thread preceeding this reply) did not
    >> > help.
    >> > Thanx anyway.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > -Tim R.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Zack Uribe" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> 1) Anytime you run into an issue that seems like it HAD to have come
    >> >> up
    >> >> before.....search these forums...A search with "administrator" as the
    >> >> subject comes up with...
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management.
    >> >> Under 'System Tools' select 'Local Users and Groups', click on users,
    >> >> right
    >> >> click on Administrator, and click on
    >> >> Properties.
    >> >> When I unchecked 'Account is Disabled', I was asked for a password. I
    >> >> closed
    >> >> everything and rebooted. At the login screen, there is an
    >> >> option to 'switch user'.
    >> >>
    >> >> Selecting this shows two buttons, one for my 'current' login and
    >> >> another
    >> >> called 'other user'. When I select 'other user'
    >> >> the login screen changes to ask for a user name and password. If I
    >> >> use
    >> >> Administrator for the username and the password that I set when I
    >> >> enabled
    >> >> the
    >> >> Administrator, I login as the Administrator.
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> p.s. Not a personal attack..just tired of people being to lazy to
    >> >> search.
    >> >> I
    >> >> have seen the 'When will this expire" question 3-5 times today...
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> "Tim R." <Tim R.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:33FF1BFC-FC17-4B2F-B21E-BF04E504D0E5@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > Any idea how one logs on as *the* administrator under WinVista Beta
    >> >> > 2?
    >> >> >
    >> >> > As part of the installation I did create a password for the built-in
    >> >> > adminstrator account and afterwards I created a user account with
    >> >> > admin
    >> >> > privilege. I now use this user account for my work but I want to
    >> >> > logon
    >> >> > as
    >> >> > the built-in administrator. The problem is that I can't seem to get
    >> >> > WinVista
    >> >> > to even give me a login screen that allows me to specify the
    >> >> > username
    >> >> > ("administrator"). Help??
    >> >> >
    >> >>

    >>



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  10. #9


    Tim R. Guest

    Re: Administrator account logon - Windows Vista

    OK, this sounds promising and I will try it when I can get back to my
    WinVista machine. But I am a tad confused/uncertain:

    I understand the part about setting the Local Security Policy so that
    Windows login does NOT display the last user name. But does this work on
    WinVista where you only get a "graphical" login screen? I mean, unlike WinXP
    where the login screen is a dialog box where I can enter any
    username/password.

    Thanx!



    --
    -Tim R.


    "Zapper" wrote:

    > Ok, as long as you say where you got stuck.
    >
    > Make sure you re-enable the administrator account again
    > The Administrator password is blank...do not worry about setting one...
    >
    > To be able to log into the administrator password at the boot screen you can
    > either go into safe mode(I have not done it) or you can go into
    > Administrator Tool-Local Security Policy-Security Options- Interactive
    > Logono Not display las user name-ENABLE
    >
    > You will then get a blank box when you boot. Type in Administrator, leave
    > the password blank and you will be running Vista In administrator mode
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Tim R." <TimR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:E9416838-E2AE-4DEF-83EB-6A3F8060FCA2@microsoft.com...
    > > The part that didn't work was the part about "Uncheck the 'Disabling the
    > > Administrator account'"...I already have it unchecked. And even when I
    > > re-enabled (checked it) and then later, after re-boot, unchecked it, I was
    > > never prompted for a password before doing so as the threads below
    > > suggest.
    > > And at no time (with the Admin account enabled) upon reboot was I ever
    > > given
    > > an option from the Win Vista logon screen to logon as anything but the
    > > standard account (which does have admin privilege).
    > >
    > > All that said, I did find subsequent threads on this forum and on the MSDN
    > > forum describing adding a reg-key to re-enable the option to logon as a
    > > built-in admin. I will try this later. My concern is that this reg key
    > > procedure may not work with the current (Beta 2) build of Win Vista.
    > >
    > > Thanx in any event. I'm inching closer (I think) to an understanding if
    > > not
    > > solution...
    > >
    > > --
    > > -Tim R.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Zack Uribe" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Ok, so what part of Uncheck "Disable Administrator account" did not work
    > >> for
    > >> you?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Tim R." <TimR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:A9A12500-8B83-404A-A074-075F3B58E008@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Uh, yeah, OK...next time I will do what you suggest -- search first for
    > >> > an
    > >> > answer. Not sure how that would have helped in this case since I
    > >> > actually
    > >> > DID do a search first but the suggestions I got did not help
    > >> > (admittedly,
    > >> > I
    > >> > was using a narrower search criteria). More to the point, the
    > >> > suggestion(s)
    > >> > that were posted (including the thread preceeding this reply) did not
    > >> > help.
    > >> > Thanx anyway.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > --
    > >> > -Tim R.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Zack Uribe" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> 1) Anytime you run into an issue that seems like it HAD to have come
    > >> >> up
    > >> >> before.....search these forums...A search with "administrator" as the
    > >> >> subject comes up with...
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management.
    > >> >> Under 'System Tools' select 'Local Users and Groups', click on users,
    > >> >> right
    > >> >> click on Administrator, and click on
    > >> >> Properties.
    > >> >> When I unchecked 'Account is Disabled', I was asked for a password. I
    > >> >> closed
    > >> >> everything and rebooted. At the login screen, there is an
    > >> >> option to 'switch user'.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Selecting this shows two buttons, one for my 'current' login and
    > >> >> another
    > >> >> called 'other user'. When I select 'other user'
    > >> >> the login screen changes to ask for a user name and password. If I
    > >> >> use
    > >> >> Administrator for the username and the password that I set when I
    > >> >> enabled
    > >> >> the
    > >> >> Administrator, I login as the Administrator.
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> p.s. Not a personal attack..just tired of people being to lazy to
    > >> >> search.
    > >> >> I
    > >> >> have seen the 'When will this expire" question 3-5 times today...
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Tim R." <Tim R.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:33FF1BFC-FC17-4B2F-B21E-BF04E504D0E5@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> > Any idea how one logs on as *the* administrator under WinVista Beta
    > >> >> > 2?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > As part of the installation I did create a password for the built-in
    > >> >> > adminstrator account and afterwards I created a user account with
    > >> >> > admin
    > >> >> > privilege. I now use this user account for my work but I want to
    > >> >> > logon
    > >> >> > as
    > >> >> > the built-in administrator. The problem is that I can't seem to get
    > >> >> > WinVista
    > >> >> > to even give me a login screen that allows me to specify the
    > >> >> > username
    > >> >> > ("administrator"). Help??
    > >> >> >
    > >> >>
    > >>

    >


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  11. #10


    Zapper Guest

    Re: Administrator account logon - Windows Vista

    yes, it works in winvista...
    You will get a blank icon, and blank user name and blank password
    field...enter which user you want(current, or Administrator)


    "Tim R." <TimR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A0E16611-F11D-49CD-82B5-BC27420CC716@microsoft.com...
    > OK, this sounds promising and I will try it when I can get back to my
    > WinVista machine. But I am a tad confused/uncertain:
    >
    > I understand the part about setting the Local Security Policy so that
    > Windows login does NOT display the last user name. But does this work on
    > WinVista where you only get a "graphical" login screen? I mean, unlike
    > WinXP
    > where the login screen is a dialog box where I can enter any
    > username/password.
    >
    > Thanx!
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > -Tim R.
    >
    >
    > "Zapper" wrote:
    >
    >> Ok, as long as you say where you got stuck.
    >>
    >> Make sure you re-enable the administrator account again
    >> The Administrator password is blank...do not worry about setting one...
    >>
    >> To be able to log into the administrator password at the boot screen you
    >> can
    >> either go into safe mode(I have not done it) or you can go into
    >> Administrator Tool-Local Security Policy-Security Options- Interactive
    >> Logono Not display las user name-ENABLE
    >>
    >> You will then get a blank box when you boot. Type in Administrator, leave
    >> the password blank and you will be running Vista In administrator mode
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Tim R." <TimR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:E9416838-E2AE-4DEF-83EB-6A3F8060FCA2@microsoft.com...
    >> > The part that didn't work was the part about "Uncheck the 'Disabling
    >> > the
    >> > Administrator account'"...I already have it unchecked. And even when I
    >> > re-enabled (checked it) and then later, after re-boot, unchecked it, I
    >> > was
    >> > never prompted for a password before doing so as the threads below
    >> > suggest.
    >> > And at no time (with the Admin account enabled) upon reboot was I ever
    >> > given
    >> > an option from the Win Vista logon screen to logon as anything but the
    >> > standard account (which does have admin privilege).
    >> >
    >> > All that said, I did find subsequent threads on this forum and on the
    >> > MSDN
    >> > forum describing adding a reg-key to re-enable the option to logon as a
    >> > built-in admin. I will try this later. My concern is that this reg
    >> > key
    >> > procedure may not work with the current (Beta 2) build of Win Vista.
    >> >
    >> > Thanx in any event. I'm inching closer (I think) to an understanding
    >> > if
    >> > not
    >> > solution...
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > -Tim R.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Zack Uribe" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Ok, so what part of Uncheck "Disable Administrator account" did not
    >> >> work
    >> >> for
    >> >> you?
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> "Tim R." <TimR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:A9A12500-8B83-404A-A074-075F3B58E008@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > Uh, yeah, OK...next time I will do what you suggest -- search first
    >> >> > for
    >> >> > an
    >> >> > answer. Not sure how that would have helped in this case since I
    >> >> > actually
    >> >> > DID do a search first but the suggestions I got did not help
    >> >> > (admittedly,
    >> >> > I
    >> >> > was using a narrower search criteria). More to the point, the
    >> >> > suggestion(s)
    >> >> > that were posted (including the thread preceeding this reply) did
    >> >> > not
    >> >> > help.
    >> >> > Thanx anyway.
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > --
    >> >> > -Tim R.
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Zack Uribe" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> 1) Anytime you run into an issue that seems like it HAD to have
    >> >> >> come
    >> >> >> up
    >> >> >> before.....search these forums...A search with "administrator" as
    >> >> >> the
    >> >> >> subject comes up with...
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management.
    >> >> >> Under 'System Tools' select 'Local Users and Groups', click on
    >> >> >> users,
    >> >> >> right
    >> >> >> click on Administrator, and click on
    >> >> >> Properties.
    >> >> >> When I unchecked 'Account is Disabled', I was asked for a password.
    >> >> >> I
    >> >> >> closed
    >> >> >> everything and rebooted. At the login screen, there is an
    >> >> >> option to 'switch user'.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Selecting this shows two buttons, one for my 'current' login and
    >> >> >> another
    >> >> >> called 'other user'. When I select 'other user'
    >> >> >> the login screen changes to ask for a user name and password. If I
    >> >> >> use
    >> >> >> Administrator for the username and the password that I set when I
    >> >> >> enabled
    >> >> >> the
    >> >> >> Administrator, I login as the Administrator.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> p.s. Not a personal attack..just tired of people being to lazy to
    >> >> >> search.
    >> >> >> I
    >> >> >> have seen the 'When will this expire" question 3-5 times today...
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> "Tim R." <Tim R.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:33FF1BFC-FC17-4B2F-B21E-BF04E504D0E5@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >> > Any idea how one logs on as *the* administrator under WinVista
    >> >> >> > Beta
    >> >> >> > 2?
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > As part of the installation I did create a password for the
    >> >> >> > built-in
    >> >> >> > adminstrator account and afterwards I created a user account with
    >> >> >> > admin
    >> >> >> > privilege. I now use this user account for my work but I want to
    >> >> >> > logon
    >> >> >> > as
    >> >> >> > the built-in administrator. The problem is that I can't seem to
    >> >> >> > get
    >> >> >> > WinVista
    >> >> >> > to even give me a login screen that allows me to specify the
    >> >> >> > username
    >> >> >> > ("administrator"). Help??
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >>
    >> >>

    >>



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