Administrator Privileges in Vista RRS feed

  • Question

  • My hardrive crashed completely about 1 1/2 months ago.  I had a new harddrive put in and re-installed all necessary programs, but previously I did have my user account and the administrator account set up.  Sometimes I was unable to uninstall a program as it stated that the administrator set policies to prevent this.  So I would then just use the admin account and remove the offending program.
    Now I have tried using the command prompt and entered the following:  'net user administrator /active:yes' and this gives me a system 5 error has occurred.  Access denied.  Yet when I drop the /active:yes I get the following:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
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    C:\Users\Kelly>net user administrator /active:yes
    System error 5 has occurred.

    Access is denied.

    C:\Users\Kelly>net user administrator
    User name                    Administrator
    Full Name
    Comment                      Built-in account for administering the computer/dom
    User's comment
    Country code                 000 (System Default)
    Account active               No
    Account expires              Never

    Password last set            20/01/2008 10:57:58 PM
    Password expires             Never
    Password changeable          20/01/2008 10:57:58 PM
    Password required            Yes
    User may change password     Yes

    Workstations allowed         All
    Logon script
    User profile
    Home directory
    Last logon                   20/01/2008 10:48:01 PM

    Logon hours allowed          All

    Local Group Memberships      *Administrators
    Global Group memberships     *None
    The command completed successfully.

    I am at a loss as to how to get it activated again, and another way to remove a program completely.


    Friday, July 3, 2009 2:58 PM