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Built in Administrator account disabled?

M
#1
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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Brink

Staff member
mvp
#2
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.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67567-administrator-account.html

Hope it helps,
Shawn
 

My Computers

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    Operating System
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
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    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
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    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
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    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD
M
#3
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.
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67567-administrator-account.html
>
> 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.*
>
 

My Computer

Brink

Staff member
mvp
#4
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.
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67567-administrator-account.html
>
> 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
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Show second system?
    Yes
    Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD