Administrator Account is Disabled.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Akshay, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. Akshay

    Akshay Guest

    Hi,

    While troubleshooting a windows vista OS, I found in Computer Management
    that the Administrator account and the First User Account (created when
    installed Vista) both are disabled. There are two other standard user
    accounts.

    I tried entering one of he standard user account> Right Click CMD> Run as
    Administrator but it doesn't ask for Administrator password as the account is
    disabled.

    I tried the above to use net user administrator /active:yes

    I am unable to enable the UAC due to the admin rights.

    How may I enable the two Administrator Accounts?

    Note: We have the Vista disc.

    Regards
    Akshay
     
    Akshay, Nov 10, 2007
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  2. Akshay

    P. Di Stolfo Guest

    Hello,

    you could try that: Boot into Safe Mode (press F8 before Windows starts) and
    maybe the Administrator account is activated there. Then, you could change
    your account into an administrative one.
    I'm not sure if it works, though, but it should be worth a try.

    Greetings,
    P. Di Stolfo
     
    P. Di Stolfo, Nov 10, 2007
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  3. Akshay

    If you have a Vista installation disk, go to the following website and use
    the 'Option 2'. This will allow you to access the Vista recovery environment
    using the install DVD. This procedure will make the built-in administrator
    account visible on the login screen and will also remove any passwords on
    this account. You can then use this account to remove the password on the
    other administrator account.

    What do I do: I can no longer log in or elevate to an administrator account:
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/Administration/locked_out_of_admin.aspx

    You can then log into this account and fix the problems.
     
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Nov 11, 2007
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