Admin Account

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WinXP, SP-2....
Is it possible to password protect the Administrator's Account?
I'm new to most of this, and did check the help/support and did not
find anything on this subject. It seems to me that if someone boots
the system to safe mode, they can do just about anything they want to do.
How can I protect this Admin account?
Thanks...
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Go to Start...Run and type in:

    control userpasswords2

    and press Enter

    Once in the resulting screen, click on the Administrator account, then click
    on the box below which says Reset Password. Then reset it and click your way
    out of the dialog.

    It's a good idea to change it because all the hackers know that there's an
    Administrator account - and if it's not password protected, you've just made
    their job easier.

    "Fishermun" wrote:

    > WinXP, SP-2....
    > Is it possible to password protect the Administrator's Account?
    > I'm new to most of this, and did check the help/support and did not
    > find anything on this subject. It seems to me that if someone boots
    > the system to safe mode, they can do just about anything they want to do.
    > How can I protect this Admin account?
    > Thanks...
    >
    >
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Fishermun wrote:
    > WinXP, SP-2....
    > Is it possible to password protect the Administrator's Account?

    Possible? Certainly. In fact, it's very foolish not to do so.


    > I'm new to most of this, and did check the help/support and did not
    > find anything on this subject. It seems to me that if someone boots
    > the system to safe mode, they can do just about anything they want to do.
    > How can I protect this Admin account?


    Start > Run > control userpasswords2


    >


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

    Hi,

    Access the Administrator account from Safe Mode. Then go to Control Panel - User accounts
    and create a password there.

    --
    Regards,
    Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    http://bertk.mvps.org


    Fishermun wrote:
    > WinXP, SP-2....
    > Is it possible to password protect the Administrator's
    > Account? I'm new to most of this, and did check the help/support
    > and did not find anything on this subject. It seems to me that if
    > someone boots the system to safe mode, they can do just about anything
    > they want to do. How can I protect this Admin account?
    > Thanks...
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Why safe mode? No offense, but there is just no reason to do that. If you
    feel I am wrong let me know.
    But first look at:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/help/windows_security_runas.htm

    http://malektips.com/xpwam0007.html

    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/quicktips/qt/addadmin.htm


    --
    Manny Borges
    MCSE NT4-2003 (+ Security)
    MCT, Certified Cheese Master

    The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.
    -- Marty Feldman
    "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    news:ubDMm48kFHA.1948@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Access the Administrator account from Safe Mode. Then go to Control
    > Panel - User accounts and create a password there.
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    > Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    > http://bertk.mvps.org
    >
    >
    > Fishermun wrote:
    >> WinXP, SP-2....
    >> Is it possible to password protect the Administrator's
    >> Account? I'm new to most of this, and did check the help/support
    >> and did not find anything on this subject. It seems to me that if
    >> someone boots the system to safe mode, they can do just about anything
    >> they want to do. How can I protect this Admin account?
    >> Thanks...
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Thank you kindly, that's what I will do.
    "Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote in message
    news:%23Yd9169kFHA.1444@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Fishermun wrote:
    >> WinXP, SP-2....
    >> Is it possible to password protect the Administrator's Account?
    >
    > Possible? Certainly. In fact, it's very foolish not to do so.
    >
    >
    >> I'm new to most of this, and did check the help/support and did not
    >> find anything on this subject. It seems to me that if someone boots
    >> the system to safe mode, they can do just about anything they want to do.
    >> How can I protect this Admin account?
    >
    >
    > Start > Run > control userpasswords2
    >
    >
    >>
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > Bruce Chambers
    >
    > Help us help you:
    > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
    > You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having
    > both at once. - RAH
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Yes you can.
    Control Panel|User Accounts, click the Administrator account picture ->
    Change the password.

    - Winux P

    "Fishermun" <no.spam@llowed.invalid> wrote in message
    news:uLIO3v8kFHA.3288@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > WinXP, SP-2....
    > Is it possible to password protect the Administrator's Account?
    > I'm new to most of this, and did check the help/support and did not
    > find anything on this subject. It seems to me that if someone boots
    > the system to safe mode, they can do just about anything they want to do.
    > How can I protect this Admin account?
    > Thanks...
    >
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Hi Manny,

    I am merely suggested a method of passwording the hidden Administrator account so if
    someone boots to safe mode they can not access it.
    I am NOT suggesting he use it on a daily bases.

    --
    Regards,
    Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    http://bertk.mvps.org


    Manny Borges wrote:
    > Why safe mode? No offense, but there is just no reason to
    > do that. If you feel I am wrong let me know.
    > But first look at:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/help/windows_security_runas.htm
    >
    > http://malektips.com/xpwam0007.html
    >
    > http://pcsupport.about.com/od/quicktips/qt/addadmin.htm
    >
    >
    >
    > The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably
    > easier to write with. -- Marty Feldman
    > "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:ubDMm48kFHA.1948@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> Access the Administrator account from Safe Mode. Then go
    >> to Control Panel - User accounts and create a password
    >> there. --
    >> Regards,
    >> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    >> http://bertk.mvps.org
    >>
    >>
    >> Fishermun wrote:
    >>> WinXP, SP-2....
    >>> Is it possible to password protect the Administrator's
    >>> Account? I'm new to most of this, and did check the
    >>> help/support and did not find anything on this subject. It seems to
    >>> me that if someone boots the system to safe mode, they
    >>> can do just about anything they want to do. How can I
    >>> protect this Admin account? Thanks...
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