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Anonymous
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May 14, 2005 7:48:02 PM

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I set up a new PC for my Fire Dept. When I set everything up, all the e-mail
and files went to the owner acct. I wanted this account to be limited. I
added another acct., made the new acct. the administrator, then used that
acct to change the owner acct to limited. Now I can't change anything. I was
unaware I had to have 2 admin accts. I am able to log into both accts, but
when I go to make a change, it tells me acccess denied. How would I be able
to change the owner acct back to admin, and transfer the e-mail and file to a
new limited acct.? Thanks for any help.
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The dog is always naughty!

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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
May 14, 2005 11:14:42 PM

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

You might want to try logging on with the built-in Administrator
account. Here's how:

For Windows XP Home Edition, you'll need to restart the computer
in Safe Mode.
Restart your computer and start hitting the F8 key as soon as it
begins to reboot.
From the menu that's displayed, select Safe Mode.
Hit Enter.
When the Welcome screen is displayed, you should now see an icon
for the Administrator account.
Logon with this account.
Change the account status for Owner to Computer Administrator.
Restart the computer.
Logon with the Owner account.

For Windows XP Professional Edition, go to Start -> Log off and
select "Log off" in the box that pops up.
This should bring you to the Welcome Screen.
Hit CTRL + ALT + DEL twice.
The Logon to Windows dialog box should now be displayed.
In the User name box enter Administrator.
Logon with that account.
Change the account status for Owner to Computer Administrator.
Log off as Administrator and back on with the Owner account.

Good luck

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"Calipepe" <paddle@netzero.com> wrote in message
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>I set up a new PC for my Fire Dept. When I set everything up,
>all the e-mail
> and files went to the owner acct. I wanted this account to be
> limited. I
> added another acct., made the new acct. the administrator, then
> used that
> acct to change the owner acct to limited. Now I can't change
> anything. I was
> unaware I had to have 2 admin accts. I am able to log into both
> accts, but
> when I go to make a change, it tells me acccess denied. How
> would I be able
> to change the owner acct back to admin, and transfer the e-mail
> and file to a
> new limited acct.? Thanks for any help.
> --
> The dog is always naughty!
!