administrator, but no administrator?!?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Pete, May 31, 2007.

  1. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Im having problems with certain programs which want to upgrade (i.e. windows
    live messenger) but tell me I need to be logged in as an Administrator. I
    only have one account, that is definitely set as administrator?? Any ideas?

    Also, when I upgrade windows live messenger from the website, it keeps
    crashing and closing, so I have to revert to the old version?

    Pete, May 31, 2007
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  2. Pete

    BurrWalnut Guest

    I don't understand your contradictory statements. You say you can't upgrade
    Messenger because you're not the administrator then, in the next breath, you
    say it crashes when you attempt to upgrade it.

    However, to log on as the true administrator, go to Start, type cmd and
    press Enter. Now type net user administrator /active:yes (note the 3 spaces)
    and press Enter. You may have to reboot for the Administrator account to
    show on the Welcome screen. To disable it retype the command but change yes
    to no
    BurrWalnut, May 31, 2007
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    BarryD Guest

    Hi BurrWalnut
    I have a similar problem and I tried your fix but all I got was a message
    saying "System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied" What happens now?

    BarryD, Jun 2, 2007
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