Getting back your Admin rights ...

  Sethhaniel 16:14 18 Jun 2007

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Get the Real Administrator Account:
NOTE: This will not delete your current account. It just adds a new account named Administrator that is the real administrator account in Vista.
Information: In Vista, even though you are using an Administrator account, you still run with Standard account privileges. Even though you are an administrator, only programs that ask for your permission ("Windows needs your permission to continue") are allowed to use your administrator power. This is good for preventing unknown programs (EX: Viruses) from getting full control of your computer. Programs that do not ask or tell you they need to have administrator privileges, are not Vista compatible and you will have to right-click on them and click Run As Administrator. You can also right-click on these programs, click properties, click the compatibility tab, and put a check next to run as administrator to have them always run as administrator. Normally to run in the real Administrator account in Vista, you would need to boot into Safe Mode (F8). However, you can set up this REAL ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT and use it when you like for administrative purposes, and then use a standard user account that's restricted for everyday things for better security.
BONUS: UAC will not bug you in the real Administrator account even though it is on.

Here's how to turn it on:
1. Open Start Menu.
2. In white line (Start Search) area type cmd
3. Right click cmd (at top) and click Run as administrator.
4. In command prompt, type net user administrator /active:yes and press Enter.
NOTE: To turn off, type net user administrator /active:no instead. Make sure you are not logged into the Real Administrator account when turning off. Use a standard Administrator account to do this instead.
5. You will get the message, "The command completed successfully". If not, repeat step 4.
6. Close command prompt.
7. Log-off (in Start Menu) and you will see your new REAL Administrator account next to your current account/accounts.
8. Click on the new Administrator account and log in with it.
9. Give this account a password for better security.
10. You will need to Set up it's desktop preferences like any other account.

  Sethhaniel 08:53 21 Jun 2007


  J B 09:06 21 Jun 2007

Noted, thank you. J.B.

  Seth Haniel 09:02 18 Jul 2007


  Seth Haniel 19:46 27 Nov 2007


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