How to set Admin password from an admin user account

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by ToddAndMargo, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. ToddAndMargo

    ToddAndMargo Guest

    Hi All,

    Not to ask too stupid a question, but how do I
    modify the "administrators" password from a "user"
    account that has administrative privileges?

    Many thanks,
    -T
     
    ToddAndMargo, Jan 1, 2009
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    "Administrators" with an "s" is a group. "Administrator" is a a user, but
    inactive by default in Vista. It can be enabled and have its password
    modified under the local user manager snap-in (lusrmgr.msc) in the Users
    folder.

    If you are using a Vista Home system, that snap-in is not available, but the
    account can be activated and manipulated from an elevated command prompt
    with "net user adminstrator active:yes"
     
    Rick Rogers, Jan 1, 2009
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