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    Default accessing the administrater account in windows

    So, my question is after you setup an account on windows as an administrater account other than the original, then it disappears and it seems i can only log onto it through safe mode. how can i access that same original admin account without having to boot up into safe mode?

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    Default Re: accessing the administrater account in windows

    correct me if im wrong but cant you get in to it from the user accounts in control panel?
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    Default Re: accessing the administrater account in windows

    not that ive noticed at all.

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    Default Re: accessing the administrater account in windows

    i found this little tid bit of information in the help files for windows...but i cant seem to locate this destination:

    "Accounts: Administrator account status
    Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options

    Description
    Determines whether the Administrator account is enabled or disabled under normal operation. Under safe mode boot, the Administrator account is always enabled, regardless of this setting.

    Default: Enabled.

    Notes

    If you try to reenable the Administrator account after it has been disabled, and if the current Administrator password does not meet the password requirements, you cannot reenable the account. In this case, an alternative member of the Administrators group must set the password on the Administrator account by using the Local Users and Groups user interface.
    Disabling the Administrator account can become a maintenance issue under certain circumstances. For example, in a domain environment, if the secure channel that constitutes your join fails for any reason, and there is no other local Administrator account, you must restart in safe mode to fix the problem that is causing your join status to be broken.
    For more information, see:

    Security Configuration Manager Tools"

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    Default Re: accessing the administrater account in windows

    a question......how many user accounts do you have on your rig?...if you have only one account on it ...chances are that the account your on is the computer admin...to check go to control panel > user accounts> and see what it lables you as under users...hope this helps
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    Default Re: accessing the administrater account in windows

    ok i know i am using an administrative account, but its not THE administrater account. the problem here lies in the fact that you cant delete an administrative account. if i could delete the single account i have, it will default back to the windows admin account. basically, how can i do that...or how can i just gain access to the main admin account without going through safe mode.

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    Default Re: accessing the administrater account in windows

    Is there any reason to need access to the "MainAdmin" account? You have the same privileges on any Admin account as you would on that one.

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    Default Re: accessing the administrater account in windows

    oddly, yes. for some reason my ventrilo will only work on that account on my computer.
    Last edited by SmokeyMcPot; 06-19-2006 at 02:06 AM.

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    Default Re: accessing the administrater account in windows

    Alrighty, I got this figured out I think. Go to your user accounts and change your login screen to Classic. Then log off, and type "Administrator" into the name box and you should be in business.

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