Administrator account



kiwi
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
I don't know how but I managed to delete the administrator user account in XP
Pro and have only one limited account registered now. How can I register a
new admin account? Please help!
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Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
You can't delete the admin account.

[[On a Windows XP Professional-based computer that is a member of a
workgroup, you have the option of using the friendly logon interface as
opposed to the classic Windows logon interface. If you add a second user
that has administrative privileges, the built-in Administrator account does
not appear during the friendly logon method. ]]

Original Administrator Account Does Not Appear During Friendly Logon Method
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;281992

HOW TO: Disable the Local Administrator Account in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;281140


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In news:396FE176-4E63-4A9C-8B2E-D58B6905EBE8@microsoft.com,
kiwi <kiwi@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I don't know how but I managed to delete the administrator user account
> in XP Pro and have only one limited account registered now. How can I
> register a new admin account? Please help!
> --
> Kiwi

guestfromhell
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
Go here, download it and make a password reset cd. Run it and that will
tell you if the account really has gone, and if not, will allow you to
reset it.

http://home.eunet.no/%7Epnordahl/ntpasswd/editor.html

or alternatively you might want to try

http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm


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Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
kiwi wrote:
> I don't know how but I managed to delete the administrator user account in XP
> Pro and have only one limited account registered now. How can I register a
> new admin account? Please help!


Simply log in using the built-in Administrator account (which
cannot be deleted) and modify the desired account(s). By design, the
only way to log into the Administrator account of WinXP Home is to
reboot into Safe Mode. For WinXP Pro, pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL twice at
the Welcome Screen will produce the standard login dialog box.

HOW TO Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783

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Kelly
07-10-2005, 12:48 AM
Hi,

Added info:

Enable/Disable Administrator on Welcome Screen (Line 5)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Note:

If you have disabled the built in administrator account, booting into
Safe Mode will automatically enable it again (temporarily, for that
Safe Mode session).

Boot into Safe Mode (tap F8 repeatedly early in the computer/Windows
startup process)

If no user logon appears in Safe Mode where you can type in the
user account name "Administrator" (or click on it), press
Ctrl+Alt+Del twice.

<Torgeir Bakken (MVP)>

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"kiwi" <kiwi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:396FE176-4E63-4A9C-8B2E-D58B6905EBE8@microsoft.com...
>I don't know how but I managed to delete the administrator user account in
>XP
> Pro and have only one limited account registered now. How can I register a
> new admin account? Please help!
> --
> Kiwi


Administrator account