Lost administrator rights in Vista business

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by davidmalloch, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. davidmalloch

    davidmalloch Guest

    I previously had set up Vista on my laptop so that both userids ha
    administrator rights. That's changed (I don't know how because
    certainly didn't do it - Windows auto update I suspect !) and the use
    group for both is now "debugger users". When I try to change it back t
    administrator I get "access denied".

    I've tried starting in safe mode but it won't let me enable the hidde
    administrator account. My laptop came only with a recovery DVD and
    don't seem to be able to boot from that without wiping the disk. Clearl
    I don't want to do that

    How can I recover my admin privileges please
    davidmalloch, Jul 13, 2009
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  2. davidmalloch

    Flavius Guest

    Try to enable buildin admin by using one of them methods

    'User Account Password - Change from Win RE


    Tools for reseting password also have option to enable/disable account
    (for built-in admin also) for example 'Offline NT Password & Registr
    Editor' (http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/
    If you have been degraded to limited user you can also use this tool t
    add yourself to Administrators grou
    Flavius, Jul 14, 2009
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