Disabled User Account Control and disabled Administrator account.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Craig L Davies, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. I created a standard user account with no administrative priviledges. I then
    logged back on as the administrator, then I disabled user account control
    UAC, then I disabled the Administrator Account.
    I am now unable to turn UAC back on because I have no administrative
    priviledges, and now no longer can access the Administrator account because
    it has been disabled.
    How can I reverse this error?
    Craig L Davies, Mar 11, 2007
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  2. Craig L Davies

    Jimmy Brush Guest


    Reboot into safe mode and try logging in as the built-in administrator (even
    though it is disabled, this is supposed to work - unless all the
    enabling/disabling of accounts has confused it).

    You could also try booting the DVD and going to recovery options, if that
    doesn't work.

    - JB
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

    Windows Vista Support Faq
    Jimmy Brush, Mar 11, 2007
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  3. Craig L Davies

    Puppy Breath Guest

    Excluding the system adminstrator account (the one named Administrator that
    shows up in Safe Mode), you don't need to disable any administrative
    accounts. You need at least one administrative account (with a name other
    than Administrator) in the Manage Accounts page. Then one standard account
    for each person who uses the computer (including yourself). Everyone should
    use a standard account for day-to-day computing. Use the administrative
    account only when absolutely necessary to perform advanced tasks that you
    can't get to by elevating on-the-fly from a standard account.

    If you don't care about that security, then you can just disable UAC and
    work from an administrative account. Definitely not a "security best
    practice" by anybody's definition of the phrase. But is is an option and
    will be more like the old way of doing things.
    Puppy Breath, Mar 11, 2007
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