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Anonymous
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December 29, 2004 9:13:02 AM

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hi
i have proplem and i hope find solution for it
my proplem is in user acount
my acount is not have administrator authorities .. i dont know why ??
there is not another useres in my PC . it is just for me
but i dont be Administrator
can u tell how i put my account administrator plz

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Anonymous
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December 29, 2004 11:38:33 AM

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Original Administrator Account Does Not Appear During Friendly Logon Method
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;281992&Product=winxp

Enable Administrator account on Welcome Screen
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_admin_ok.htm

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Doug Knox]

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
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"IBM" wrote:

| hi
| i have proplem and i hope find solution for it
| my proplem is in user acount
| my acount is not have administrator authorities .. i dont know why ??
| there is not another useres in my PC . it is just for me
| but i dont be Administrator
| can u tell how i put my account administrator plz
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
December 29, 2004 7:37:32 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

You may not be able to do these as you do not have administrators rights.

Have a go at doing these, or if you cannot do these, boot into safe mode
(press F8 at the start of booting into windows), then administrator will be
there if you use the welcome screen. Try it with no password, then try it
with 'password' as the password then admin. Its usually one of these.

You can always:

1. go into the control panel from there and give yourself administrator
rights rather than going crazy in the registry etc..
2. right click my computer and select manage. From there select local users
and groups, then groups, then double click administrators and add your name
in there. This one is the easier way.

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
news:ejtZUQb7EHA.3828@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Original Administrator Account Does Not Appear During Friendly Logon
> Method
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;281992&Product=winxp
>
> Enable Administrator account on Welcome Screen
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_admin_ok.htm
>
> [Courtesy of MS-MVP Doug Knox]
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
>
> Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "IBM" wrote:
>
> | hi
> | i have proplem and i hope find solution for it
> | my proplem is in user acount
> | my acount is not have administrator authorities .. i dont know why ??
> | there is not another useres in my PC . it is just for me
> | but i dont be Administrator
> | can u tell how i put my account administrator plz
>
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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
December 30, 2004 5:25:02 AM

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IBM-

Carey wasn't his usual self in his Reply (he apparently didn't read
completely what your troubles are -you have two - so his advice - which is
usually stellar - slightly missed the mark on the second...)
It seems Dan W got the same impression Carey did, and his ideas also - while
good ones - are likely to not help you (neither Users nor Power Users in XP
can add themselves into the Administrators group via Computer Management>User
management, nor likely will it be allowed by hand-tweaking registry keys, as
they, too, are NTFS'd permissions controlled to prevent that very attempt)

As I understand your post:
1) you're account is a "regular/limited" User account
2) you cannot find an Administrator account to logon to
3) you therefore do not have Administrative rights which you want to have

You have two problems:
1) You need visibility of the Administrator acct logon (s/b easy) -
downside: worthless to "see" or be able to logon AS the Administrator if you
do not have the password to that account;
2) How to otherwise get an account on it so you can fix everything then...

I can offer this much for P1 (although Carey referred to what this is by the
1st KB article, it is somewhat easy to miss if you don't read it carefully
enough). A simple way to enable you to logon as the Administrator (you will,
however, have to have the password... but it's worth trying once because: who
knows? the password for the Administrator just might be blank or
"password"... it's worth a try).
When you get to the friendly Welcome screen, press the old
three-finger-salute (CTRL+ALT+DEL) twice; this should bring up the classic
style login dialog where you can type in "Administrator" into the account
name field, and then try what you will for the password.
If you get in, you should do three things IMMEDIATELY:
a) put a REAL password on the Administrator account;
b) create a NEW account as an administrator for backup purposes, and for you
to use *** ONLY WHEN YOU NEED ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVILEDGES***.
c) When done with your necessary Administrator task, logoff and back on as
your old User account.
You should continue to use this regular User-type account for your daily
activities. With as much mal-ware that is out there preying upon and
replicating from vulnerable systems, it's just simply too risky IMHO to
function as a daily-routine in an Administrative capacity. If your password
gets sneaked, logged, or some other parasite finds a way in WHILE LOGGED IN
WITH ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY and it inherits that authority.... need I
continue what doom may await?

As regards to P2, you should *be* the Administrator to create a new account.
If this box/PC is at your place of business, contact your IT dept for getting
the priviledges you desire.
If this is your own personal box, and you have forgotten/lost the
Administrator password (it |||||*does* exist - a typical non-technical User
cannot complete a normal XP install without creating an administrator
account, and I don't think even an XP Gandalf-The-White wizard can either),
then another post presently on this board can help you:
>>Subject: Re: gaining access to administrator acct to change password 12/28/2004 6:37 PM PST
>>Marbuki wrote:

>> My husband was the computer administrator on our pc & had it password
>> protected.We recently separated & before he left he changed the
>> password so that I would not be able to sign into this acct.How can I
>> get into it & change it to my password?I am using windows xp
>> professional

>Malke replied:

>Very easy. Go to this website and download the ntpasswd program:

>http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

>Click on the Bootdisk button and download ntpasswd. You can read all
>about it on the site. Basically, you'll make a bootable floppy or cd
>(need third-party burning software to make the cd) and boot with it.
>Just read the instructions. The easiest thing is to make the new
>password a blank. Once you've made the change, log in as Administrator
>using the new (blank) password. Go to User Accounts in Control Panel
>and set the password the way you want.
=====================================

I do not condone nor provide this info for you to work around or defeat
someone elses Security Policies on their equipment - only for helping you on
your own PC; and personally am not aware of the capability/usability of
"ntpasswd", but it seems worth the try.

Good luck!


"IBM" wrote:

> hi
> i have proplem and i hope find solution for it
> my proplem is in user acount
> my acount is not have administrator authorities .. i dont know why ??
> there is not another useres in my PC . it is just for me
> but i dont be Administrator
> can u tell how i put my account administrator plz
>
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
December 30, 2004 8:24:28 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

IBM wrote:
> *hi
> i have proplem and i hope find solution for it
> my proplem is in user acount
> my acount is not have administrator authorities .. i dont know why
> ??
> there is not another useres in my PC . it is just for me
> but i dont be Administrator
> can u tell how i put my account administrator plz *

I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM, DO THIS IT WORKS!! good luck

1) RE-START

2) AS IT IS RESTARTING TAP F8,THIS WILL TAKE YOU INTO SAFE MODE

3) THEN YOU WILL BE ASKED DO YOU WANT TO CONTINUE IN SAFE MODE AND YOU
HIT "yes"

4) THEN GO TO CONTROL PANEL, THEN USER ACCOUNTS

5) FROM HERE YOU CAN CHANGE ANYTHING OR ADD A NEW ACCOUNT OR DO
WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO AND YOU WILL HAVE YOUR ADMINISTRATOR
PRIVILEDGES BACK.

6) it works .... GOOD LUCK



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