Built in Administrator account disabled?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Mike, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    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?
     
    Mike, Apr 17, 2008
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  2. Mike

    Brink Guest

    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


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    Brink, Apr 17, 2008
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  3. Mike

    Mike Guest

    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.
     
    Mike, Apr 18, 2008
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  4. Mike

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    Your welcome Mike. I'm glad to hear that it is working for you now

    Shaw

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