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Anonymous
August 14, 2005 9:56:14 PM

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After I last booted there is no longer an "Administrator" login choice. The
Administrator account also does not show on the "User Accounts" screen
accessed from control panel. It does show under Administrative Tools. I am
now logged in as another user with administrative rights, but need to log
back in as Administrator since I do most of my work under the Administrator
account. How do I get the Admin login back?

Warren

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Anonymous
August 15, 2005 1:48:48 AM

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Go to http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/ and download the boot
disk, this will enable you to reset any system password on an NT class
operating system.

The Administrator account may be disabled, the above disk will allow
you to reenable the account.

You should use the Administrator as a last resort. Make a new account
for your self and give it administrator privaliges (or change your
normal account to one with administrator privaliges)
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 1:29:33 PM

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On Sun, 14 Aug 2005 17:56:14 -0700, Warren wrote:

> After I last booted there is no longer an "Administrator" login choice. The
> Administrator account also does not show on the "User Accounts" screen
> accessed from control panel. It does show under Administrative Tools. I am
> now logged in as another user with administrative rights, but need to log
> back in as Administrator since I do most of my work under the Administrator
> account. How do I get the Admin login back?
>
> Warren

This is normal behavior for the system created account named Administrator.
It is designed to disappear once another account in the administrator group
is created. Most folks use this account as a "backup account" for
troubleshooting because of this behavior and create another account in the
administrator group for everyday administering tasks.

You can log on to the original Administrator account from the Welcome
screen by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del twice. The Win2000 style logon screen will
appear. Type Administrator in user name and type password to log on.

You're going to have to make a choice from here... Either transfer your
data over to a new account in the Administrator group. Use the alternative
logon method for the existing account. Or use TweakUI for XP to force the
Administrator account back onto the welcome screen.

TweakUI for XP is one of the power toys that can be found here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/...
Read the system requirements carefully - especially recommended service
pack level.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
August 15, 2005 1:56:24 PM

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Warren wrote:
> After I last booted there is no longer an "Administrator"
> login choice. The Administrator account also does not show
> on the "User Accounts" screen accessed from control panel.
> It does show under Administrative Tools. I am now logged in
> as another user with administrative rights, but need to log
> back in as Administrator since I do most of my work under
> the Administrator account. How do I get the Admin login
> back?
>
> Warren

To log on with the built-in Administrator account:
Log off from your new account.
Hit Ctrl + Alt + Del twice at the Welcome screen.
Enter Administrator in the "Logon to Windows" dialog box.

FYI, once you create a user account that is a computer
administrator
the built-in Administrator account will no longer be displayed
on the Welcome screen. In order to restore access, you might
want to take a look at this article:

How to login as Administrator in Windows XP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/admins.htm

You can also download the script on the right hand side of line
5 from this page to accomplish the same results:

Enable/Disable Administrator on Welcome Screen
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

The built-in Administrator account should only be used in an
emergency or if all the other accounts on the computer are
limited accounts. You might want to consider copying the
Administrator account files over to your new account. Take a
look at these articles for more info:

How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151

Copy User Profiles in Windows XP
http://www.petri.co.il/copy_user_profiles_in_windows_xp...

You'll also need to import email info. Here's how if you're
using Outlook Express as your email client:

OLEXP: Mail Folders, Address Book, and E-mail Messages Are
Missing After You Upgrade to Microsoft Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313055/

Nepatsfan
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