ASP.NET Machine Account help.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by SouthernCross, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Hello. I recentally decided to switch my normal account to a Standar
    User. While doing that, I set some account named ASP.NET Machine Accoun
    as the admin. Now when I try to run programs that need the UAC prompt
    it gives me a promt that I have to enter a password in. I don't know th
    password for that account. What must I do
    SouthernCross, Aug 14, 2008
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  2. SouthernCross

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    That's a special account that you cannot use, which is for ASP.NET solutions
    when they run on the computer. So, don't use that account for anything and
    leave it alone.
    Mr. Arnold, Aug 14, 2008
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  3. I am not using that account. I am using my Standard Account (with was
    Admin but changed to Standard after some suggestion). I can not log into
    ASP.NET because it does not show up on the log-in screen. I cannot get
    past any UAC prompts because it ask for ASP.NET's password which I do
    not know. I'm asking how I can solve this by either creating another
    admin account and degrading ASP.NET to standard.
    SouthernCross, Aug 14, 2008
  4. SouthernCross

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    You should have never done that. You should have just made a new Standard
    user account and used that.
    ASPNET machine account is a special reserved account that you as an user
    will nerver use as an user to login with or doing anything else in regards
    to using that special account. You'll never know what the psw for that
    reserved account.

    You had better find out what that permission setting for that ASPNET user
    account was before you messed with it and set it back to that.

    You have kind of toasted yourself here when you changed your user account
    that was Admin to Standard, with no other user account that you can use as
    Admin to login into the system.

    Maybe, someone can help you here, because otherwise, you have yourself in a
    real tough situation.
    Mr. Arnold, Aug 15, 2008
  5. SouthernCross

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Mr. Arnold, Aug 15, 2008
  6. Ah yes, I know. I should've never messed with this. ASPNET user account
    before was a standard user.
    SouthernCross, Aug 15, 2008
  7. I found Jimmah's website. But now it does not load for me. He details
    that I can fix this be enabling Vista's back-up admin account. I'm
    guessing his servers are down?
    SouthernCross, Aug 15, 2008
  8. SouthernCross

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    You have to be Admin to do it.
    Mr. Arnold, Aug 15, 2008
  9. He details that you can use the Vista Recovery DVD to open the RUN CM
    and some other steps to enabling Vista's hidden Admin
    SouthernCross, Aug 15, 2008
  10. SouthernCross

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Give it a try, but you may hit a point where you may need to be an Admin to
    do it. I think you have shot yourself in the foot, I hope not, you may have
    to reinstall the O/S or do an upgrade over the top with the existing O/S DVD
    to get an Admin account established again.

    One other thing, do you see how I am reply posting to you? That is proper
    etiquette and not what you're doing, which is basically posting to yourself
    and not to the person to whom you are replying to on a reply post.
    Mr. Arnold, Aug 15, 2008
  11. SouthernCross

    sagex Guest

    Hi southerncrossI have exactly the same issue. I wanted to downgrade
    his current admin account and create an admin account for myself on my
    sons laptop so I could install parental control. I did modify the name
    and status of the ASP.NET machine account from standard to admin and did
    all parental control changes etc. when i tried to log in again the very
    same happen than in your case. When I get the password prompt for the account and I enter the password I registered it says "logon
    failed: this is not the expected logon type for this account or similar"
    error msg.Did you find yet a solution ? can anyone here pleeeease help
    me ?Thank you.
    sagex, Aug 22, 2008
  12. May I ask why you both decided to modify the name and status
    of the ASP.NET account? Is there some place that suggests that
    you do this?

    Bad guys sometimes tell people to do things that really muck up
    their computers - is this the case here? Like getting a DOS user
    to prepend his autoexec.bat file with the line @autoexec - it can
    make real trouble for some users.

    Vista isn't supposed to allow you to remove the last admin account
    for obvious reasons, but apparently there is a way to get users to
    make that last admin account unreachable even though it is still
    actually there.
    FromTheRafters, Aug 22, 2008
  13. I tried unsuccesfully to leave a comment on that site.
    It seems he forgot to tell users to restore their utilman.exe
    from utilman.old. Linux used the mv command to rename
    utilman.exe to utilman.old and then renamed a copy of (cp)
    cmd.exe as utilman.exe. Users may want to fix this.

    If you're going to hack, do it cleanly. :eek:)
    FromTheRafters, Aug 22, 2008
  14. Make sure you don't leave command shell access with system
    rights on your secure desktop login screen though.

    Physical access to a machine that lets you press two keys for
    the keys to the kingdom - at the login screen -- sweet!!
    FromTheRafters, Aug 22, 2008
  15. Hello sagex. Some ways to (may) get this solved can be found here:

    'ASP.NET Machine account help. - The NeoSmart Forums'

    I haven't tried any of them yet as I don't have time to do so. If you
    try one of those solutions and they work, please tell me which one works
    for you.
    SouthernCross, Aug 23, 2008
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