In Vista, the Administrator account is disabled by default in Normal mode.
If you haven't enabled it, it can't be used.
And in XP and higher (or was it W2K & higher...?), if an account has no
password, including Administrator, it can only be used at the console, not
for remote access. One could argue that having no password is therefore
safer than having any password, no matter how long and complex, if the only
danger is from remote users.
"john ha" <johnha@newsgroup> wrote in message
> I have heard of the "administrator password" for a super-administrator.
> But I have never "set" the "administrator password" or "super admin
> I do, however, have a user account with admin privileges that I set a
> password to.
> Is that the same thing? Does my creating a user account with admin
> privileges and password make the password for the super-admin the same, or
> will the vista admin password still remain blank?
> I'm wondering if this is the case, if a hacker tried to break into my
> to grab files, if I never set the administrator/super-admin password, does
> that mean there is none, and they just walk right in,
> or does it default to the password I have on my user account with admin
> Thank you again for your help!