Hidden Admin Acount

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Carl G, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. Carl G

    Carl G Guest

    Hi Guys
    If you enable the hidden administrator account In Vista , How can you
    disable it ?
    I enabeled it just to check it out and see what it does compared to my
    regular Admin. account.
    How do I disable it back to the hidden state.
    Thanks
     
    Carl G, Apr 19, 2007
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  2. Hi Carl, to disable the account do the following:

    1. Click Start, type lusrmgr.msc in the search box, and then press ENTER.
    2. Double-click Users.
    3. Double-click Administrator, select the Account is disabled checkbox, and then click OK.

    Charlene
     
    Charlene Shepard [MSFT], Apr 19, 2007
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  3. Carl G

    Carl G Guest

    Hi Charlene,
    I guess I should have mentioned which Vista I am running.
    Home Premium is what I am using , and when I try your suggestion it says this snapin doesn't work with this version of windows.
    There are no options in control panel to do anything to disable.
    Anymore suggestions I can try.
    Thanks

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    Carl G
    Hi Carl, to disable the account do the following:

    1. Click Start, type lusrmgr.msc in the search box, and then press ENTER.
    2. Double-click Users.
    3. Double-click Administrator, select the Account is disabled checkbox, and then click OK.

    Charlene
     
    Carl G, Apr 20, 2007
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  4. Carl G

    Jesper Guest

    1. Click the Window button
    2. Click All Programs
    3. Click Accessories
    4. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator...
    5. Elevate
    6. In the command line window type:
    net user administrator /active:no
    and hit enter
     
    Jesper, Apr 20, 2007
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  5. Carl G

    Carl G Guest

    Thank you Jasper , That did the trick.
    I was kinda thinking about that (doing just the oposite for enable) But I
    was kinda leary to try.
    Thanks again
     
    Carl G, Apr 20, 2007
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