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Administrator account disabled, and no users added administrator

Unfortunately, I have removed the users from the Administrator group and disabled the administrator account.
How to enable the adminstrator account
or if it is not possible, How can add the users to administrator group

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  • TimDes Feb 05, 2009

    I have the same problem.
    Windows XP Pro SP3
    It appears that the Administrator account had been removed then the user, who was an administrator, changed their account to a limited account. Now there is no account with administrator priviledges.

  • djsam112 May 11, 2010

    What version of Windows do you have?

    Normally it is impossible to remove all users from the Administrator Group.



    Once I know what windows it is i should be able to assist you in fixing the problem

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Why do i have to change my paswort all the time?


You might have it set to change at certain intervals
IE: at log in or after each restart .......

Disable password log in
On both PC and Mac computers, you can set up your system to automatically log in to a certain user account.
As a result, this setting will allow you to bypass the password login that is typically required.
You should only enable automatic login on your computer if it cannot be easily accessed by other people.

Open the Start menu and click on "Run."
Type "control userpasswords2" (no quote marks) into the dialog box and press the Enter key.

Uncheck the box next to "Users must enter a username and password" and click on the "Apply" button.

Enter the username of the account you want to automatically log in with and then type that account's password twice to finish setting up automatic login.

Click "OK." Password login has now been disabled.
Mac Instructions

Open System Preferences by clicking on the Dock icon.

Go to the "Accounts" control panel under the "System" heading.

Click on the "Login Options" button at the bottom of the window.

Select the account that you want to automatically log in with from the "Automatic login" drop-down menu.
Password login has now been disabled.
also
Depending on what operating system you have, there are several steps you must take in order to disable the administrator account and password on your computer.
Most often, the administrator account and password are disabled in order to minimize security risks on your computer.
This account is often the target of attack if your system is compromised, as it allows access to all of the data and programs on the computer.

In order to disable the administrator account and password, follow the steps below that are outlined for the major operating systems.

If you are using Windows XP, you must be logged on as the administrator in order to disable the account settings.
Microsoft suggests that you set up another account with administrator permissions in the event that you may need to reverse this process.
Otherwise, you won't be able to.
Right-click on the My Computer icon on your desktop and select manage.
Click Users under Local Users and Groups in the left pane, which will bring up all users on the computer.
Double-click Administrator and on the General tab, check Account is disabled.
This will disable the Administrator account and password for Windows XP users.
In Windows 2000, go to Start, select Programs and go to Administrative Tools.
Click on Local Security Policy.
Next, click on User Rights Assignment under the Local Policies option in the left panel.
Double-click Deny access to this computer from the network and then click Add under Local Security Policy Setting.
Click Administrator account under Users and Groups, then click Add.
Click OK to complete the disabling of the Administrator account and password.

In Windows Vista, the Administrator account is automatically disabled.
However, if you have enabled it, you will need to open a command prompt.
Go to Start Menu, click All Programs, select Accessories and right-click on Command Prompt and click run as Administrator.
Open the command box and type net user administrator/active:no. Press enter and you should receive a prompt stating the command was completed successfully.

If you are running a Mac, the Administrator account is enabled by default.
To disable the account and password, go to the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
Choose Accounts from the View menu and click the lock to authenticate with the administrator account password.
Click login options, click edit, and after clicking the lock in the Directory Utility window, click Disable Root User from the Edit menu.

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Enable / Disable the Local (Hidden) Administrator Account in Windows 7


Ways to Enable / Disable the Built-In Windows 7 Admin Account Many people familiar with prior versions of Windows are curious what happened to the Local Administrator account that was always created by default. Does this account still exist, and how can you access it?<br /> Recently I ran into an awkward situation where after disjoining a Windows 7 client machine from the domain, I was unable to log in to the computer. This was not because I had forgotten the local administrator password, but because the local administrator account was disabled (which is the default behavior in Windows 7). Like in Windows Vista, in Windows 7 the built-in Administrator's account is disabled by default. Furthermore, this account is not associated with any password. After doing some research, I found the following procedure that worked really well.<br /> <a href="http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/enable-disable-local-administrator-account-win7.htm">Enable Built-in Administrator Account</a><br /> Basically there are 4 ways in order to activate the account:<br /> A) Command Prompt To enable the built-in Administrator's account by using the Command Prompt please follow these steps:<br /> 1. First you'll need to open a command prompt in administrator mode by right-clicking and choosing "Run as administrator" (or use the Ctrl+Shift+Enter shortcut from the search box)<br /> <img src="run-command-prompt-as-administrator.jpg" /> 2. After that you only need to enter the simple command below to activate it.<br /> <b><i>net user administrator /active:yes</i></b><br /> <img src="enable-hidden-administrator-account.png" /> 3. You should see a message that the command completed successfully. Log out, and you'll now see the Administrator account as a choice.<br /> <img src="built-in-windows-7-administrator-account.png" /> You'll note that there's no password for this account, so if you want to leave it enabled you should change the password.<br /> B) Local Security Policy Another way of activating the administrator account in Windows 7 is via Local Security Policy.<br /> 1. Type secpol.msc in the search bar and hit enter.<br /> <img src="secpol.png" /> 2. After the Local Security Policy pops up, navigate to Local Policies-&gt; Security Options where you can see an entry that reads Accounts: Administrator account. Double click the entry to enable it.<br /> <img src="local-security-policy.png" /><br /> <img src="administrator-account-status.png" /> C) Using the Local Users and Groups Snap-in To enable the built-in Administrator's account by using the Local Users and Groups snap-in please follow these steps:<br /> 1. Open Local Users and Groups. You can do so by typing lusrmgr.msc in the Start search box or in the Run command and pressing ENTER. Or, you could open Computer Management by right-clicking Computer in the Start menu and selecting Manage.<br /> 2. Expand System Tools &gt; Local Users and Groups &gt; Users.<br /> 3. Right-click the Administrator account and select "Set Password".<br /> 4. In the"Set Password for Administrator" click "Proceed".<br /> 5. In the"Set Password for Administrator" enter the Administrator's desired password twice, and click "Ok".<br /> 6. Next, enable the Administrator's account. Right-click the Administrator's account and select "Properties".<br /> 7. Un-chek the "Account is disabled" check-box. Click on the "Ok" button.<br /> Administrator's account is now enabled and configured with a password.<br /> D) During the Installation Process There is a 3rd method which advanced users can use. This method can be used during the installation process itself.<br /> 1. During the installation, after being prompted to configure the new user account, you will be able to set the new account's password.<br /> 2. At that phase, press SHIFT and F10 keys together. A Command Prompt window will appear.<br /> 3. In the Command Prompt window, type:<br /> <b><i>net user</i></b><br /> Note how the Administrator account is there, yet the new user account has not been yet created.<br /> 4. To set the Administrator's account password:<br /> <b><i>net user *</i></b><br /> 5. Then enter the required password and confirm it.<br /> 6. To enable the Administrator's accoun:<br /> <b><i>net user administrator /active:yes</i></b><br /> 7. Close the Command Prompt window and continue with the installation process.<br /> If you log off you will now see the Administrator's account as a valid logon option.<br /> Disable Built-in Administrator Account Make sure you are logged on as your regular user account, and then open an administrator mode command prompt as above. Type the following command:<br /> <b><i>net user administrator /active:no</i></b><br /> <img src="disable-local-admin-account.png" /> The administrator account will now be disabled, and shouldn't show up on the login screen anymore.<br /> <a href="http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/downloads/Windows_Password_Recovery_Tool_Trial.exe">Hack into Windows 7 Administrator Account </a> [Free Trial] Article source: http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/enable-disable-local-administrator-account-win7.htm<br />

on May 23, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Enable / Disable the Local (Hidden, Built-In) Administrator Account in Windows 7


Ways to Enable / Disable the Built-In Windows 7 Admin Account Many people familiar with prior versions of Windows are curious what happened to the Local Administrator account that was always created by default. Does this account still exist, and how can you access it?<br /> Recently I ran into an awkward situation where after disjoining a Windows 7 client machine from the domain, I was unable to log in to the computer. This was not because I had forgotten the local administrator password, but because the local administrator account was disabled (which is the default behavior in Windows 7). Like in Windows Vista, in Windows 7 the built-in Administrator's account is disabled by default. Furthermore, this account is not associated with any password. After doing some research, I found the following procedure that worked really well.<br /> <a href="http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/enable-disable-local-administrator-account-win7.htm">Enable Built-in Administrator Account</a> Basically there are 4 ways in order to activate the account:<br /> A) Command Prompt To enable the built-in Administrator's account by using the Command Prompt please follow these steps:<br /> 1. First you'll need to open a command prompt in administrator mode by right-clicking and choosing "Run as administrator" (or use the Ctrl+Shift+Enter shortcut from the search box)<br /><img src="run-command-prompt-as-administrator.jpg" /> 2. After that you only need to enter the simple command below to activate it.<br /> <b><i>net user administrator /active:yes</i></b> <br /><img src="enable-hidden-administrator-account.png" /> 3. You should see a message that the command completed successfully. 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You can do so by typing lusrmgr.msc in the Start search box or in the Run command and pressing ENTER. Or, you could open Computer Management by right-clicking Computer in the Start menu and selecting Manage.<br /> 2. Expand System Tools &gt; Local Users and Groups &gt; Users.<br /> 3. Right-click the Administrator account and select "Set Password".<br /> 4. In the"Set Password for Administrator" click "Proceed".<br /> 5. In the"Set Password for Administrator" enter the Administrator's desired password twice, and click "Ok".<br /> 6. Next, enable the Administrator's account. Right-click the Administrator's account and select "Properties".<br /> 7. Un-chek the "Account is disabled" check-box. Click on the "Ok" button.<br /> Administrator's account is now enabled and configured with a password.<br /> D) During the Installation Process There is a 3rd method which advanced users can use. This method can be used during the installation process itself.<br /> 1. During the installation, after being prompted to configure the new user account, you will be able to set the new account's password.<br /> 2. At that phase, press SHIFT and F10 keys together. A Command Prompt window will appear.<br /> 3. In the Command Prompt window, type:<br /> <b><i>net user</i></b><br /> Note how the Administrator account is there, yet the new user account has not been yet created.<br /> 4. To set the Administrator's account password:<br /> <b><i>net user *</i></b><br /> 5. Then enter the required password and confirm it.<br /> 6. To enable the Administrator's accoun:<br /> <b><i>net user administrator /active:yes</i></b><br /> 7. Close the Command Prompt window and continue with the installation process.<br /> If you log off you will now see the Administrator's account as a valid logon option.<br /> Disable Built-in Administrator Account Make sure you are logged on as your regular user account, and then open an administrator mode command prompt as above. 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on May 03, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to Disable the Local Administrator Account on Windows XPNote Before you disable the local Administrator account, make sure that there is at least one other local or network user who can gain access to the computer with administrator permissions. Otherwise, you will not be able to reverse this action in the future.
  1. Log on as Administrator, or as a user with administrator permissions.
  2. Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
  3. In the left pane, expand the Local Users and Groups node, and then click Users.
  4. In the right pane, double-click the Administrator account.
  5. On the General tab, select the Account is disabled check box, and then click OK.
  6. Quit the Computer Management console. The new setting takes effect the next time you attempt to log on to this computer.

Source: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281140

May 25, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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How to remove administrator in WINDOWS XP? i need an immediate answer right now.. thanks..


You can disable the Administrator account using the following procedure:
How to Disable the Local Administrator Account on Windows XPNote Before you disable the local Administrator account, make sure that there is at least one other local or network user who can gain access to the computer with administrator permissions. Otherwise, you will not be able to reverse this action in the future.
  1. Log on as Administrator, or as a user with administrator permissions.
  2. Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
  3. In the left pane, expand the Local Users and Groups node, and then click Users.
  4. In the right pane, double-click the Administrator account.
  5. On the General tab, select the Account is disabled check box, and then click OK.
  6. Quit the Computer Management console. The new setting takes effect the next time you attempt to log on to this computer.

The full article is here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281140

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Enabling Administrator Account in Windows 7


In Windows 7, like Windows Vista, when you install the operating system, you are asked to enter a user name which will be the primary local user that will use this system.
Like in Windows Vista, in Windows 7 the built-in Administrator's account is disabled by default. Furthermore, this account is not associated with any password


The new user which is created during the installation is configured to be a member of the built-in Administrators group, and in fact, can be used for any management task. That use is in fact equivalent by all means with the original built-in Administrator account.
However, there may be situations where one would like to use the built-in Administrator account instead of that "new" user. One of these might be when you're building a system for cloning purposes, and would like all cloned machines to be able to use the built-in Administrator's account.
Note that since that account does NOT have a password, enabling it without properly setting a password for that account will open a serious security opening on your system!

To enable the built-in Administrator's account by using the Local Users and Groups snap-in please follow these steps:
Open Local Users and Groups. You can do so by typing lusrmgr.msc in the Start search box or in the Run command and pressing ENTER. Or, you could open Computer Management by right-clicking Computer in the Start menu and selecting Manage.

Expand System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users.
Right-click the Administrator account and select "Set Password

In the"Set Password for Administrator" click "Proceed".

In the"Set Password for Administrator" enter the Administrator's desired password twice, and click "Ok".

Next, enable the Administrator's account. Right-click the Administrator's account and select "Properties".

Un-chek the "Account is disabled" check-box. Click on the "Ok" button.


Administrator's account is now enabled and configured with a password.

on Apr 25, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Enable hidden Administrator account Window 7


Try this, 1. Open a elevated command prompt. Click on All Programs and Accessories, then right click on Command Prompt and click on Run as administrator.
2. To Enable the Hidden Built-In Administrator Account -
A) In the elevated command prompt, type net user administrator /active:yes and press Enter.
3. To Disable the Hidden Built-In Administrator Account -A) In the elevated command prompt, type net user administrator /active:no and press Enter.
4. Close the elevated command prompt.
5. Log off, and you will now see the built-in Administrator account log on icon added (enabled) or removed (disabled) from the log on screen

on Feb 07, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I can not edit my account information.


Hi there, I would like to clarify If you are the administrator on the computer your trying to edit your account

If you are the administrator of the computer, and If your computer is part of a network at an organization such as a school, government agency, or a business, your organization's system administrator might have disabled or even removed certain settings by using Group Policy. Group Policy is a feature of Windows that lets system administrators manage users' access to Windows features. If you suspect that Group Policy is preventing you from changing a setting that you need to access, contact your system administrator.

OR

If your computer is not part of a network, a user with administrator privileges might have modified Group Policy on your computer to remove access to the settings. In this case, contact the users who are administrators on your computer to modify the settings you'd like to change.


Jun 21, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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User password frozen windows 7 when i boot the PC it requires the password but then opens to a non-registered user who can't save any documents and who has no access to my own files


Try this, 1. Open a elevated command prompt. Click on All Programs and Accessories, then right click on Command Prompt and click on Run as administrator.
2. To Enable the Hidden Built-In Administrator Account -
A) In the elevated command prompt, type net user administrator /active:yes and press Enter.
3. To Disable the Hidden Built-In Administrator Account - A) In the elevated command prompt, type net user administrator /active:no and press Enter.

4. Close the elevated command prompt.
5. Log off, and you will now see the built-in Administrator account log on icon added (enabled) or removed (disabled) from the log on screen

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Unfortunately, i have disabled ADMINISTRATOR account, no other users are in ADMINISTRATOR group. how can i enable administrator account


OK, start the computer and press F8 repeatedly (The goal is to get into safe mode) Select "safe mode with networking" Log in as Administrator, go to start>settings>control panel>user accounts to create new accounts with admin rights.

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