Warning! No Password set for built-in administrator account

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by chrisgruntled, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. After enabling the adminstrator account, I found that I can access the
    built-in administrator account with absolutely no password...What great
    security. I wonder what happen to setting up the administrator password on
    install ??
    chrisgruntled, Jul 3, 2006
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  2. Windows has been this way since Win 98. That's why the only normal way to
    get to this account is in Safe Mode. You may set a password if you like.
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Jul 5, 2006
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  3. I have installed windows 2k and xp 100+ times ....and if I am not mistaken,
    Administrator password is set up during install process. And as a note you do
    not have to go into safe mode to access administrator account. Just
    ctrl+alt+del at the windows log-in screen type in administrator ....and you
    in.. And I also find interesting how it creates a user account by defualt and
    your able to change to administrator account with user account privaledges.

    Chris S (A+,Net+,MCP)
    chrisgruntled, Jul 5, 2006
  4. chrisgruntled

    Jason Guest

    I want to say that you are correct about the setup of 2k and XP Pro. It
    does ask for a password when for the admin account when installing.
    Hopefully, Microsoft will see this as a possible problem, even with the
    admin account disabled by default.
    Jason, Jul 5, 2006
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    Fuzzy John Guest


    Fuzzy John, Jul 6, 2006
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