Too Late for Administrator's Password?



DSG
07-10-2005, 02:31 AM
Yes, I know that. The administrator is really me, and me as a user is me.
So I am wearing both hats. My ultimate question has to do with making a
password for each of these entities to keep the criminals out of my system
from the outside. My long explanation was to offer enough information so
that an MVP or other will have no doubt about what is going on here and
because I've never had to do this before. dsg
.............................................
From: "Andrew E." <eckrichco@msn.com>
Subject: RE: Too late for Administrator's Password?
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2005 3:05 AM

You might be one of the administrators,however if you tap F8 key at
starting
youre computer,then select safe mode,you'll see another.

"DSG" wrote:

> Too late for Administrator's Password?
>
> My Windows XP SP2 Pro is set so that I am the administrator (standalone)
> A password was not set for the Administrator or for me.
> In Control Panel I am listed under User Accounts, "user me" Computer
> administrator. It is the only item listed on that dialog.
>
> A technician built the basic system and installed the operating system,
> and
> applied the appropriate drivers to the hardware. I have installed some PnP
> hardware with their programs and drivers, and the remaining software.
>
> I'm ready to create a Password for the Administrator and a password for
> "User me" - I've read all of Help & Support's articles on this.
>
> My quandary is, I don't want to have any snafus later about not being able
> to access things, since I don't know "who" installed all these programs -
> Me
> or the "administrator." Since I am both, I assume I will be able to
> access
> anything either with my own password or with the administrator's password.
> In Documents and Settings, the only thing the Administrator owns is a My
> Documents folder. My own user folder has been assigned to me with my name
> on it.
>
> I'm looking at Program Groups in System Information.
>
> Accessibility to Accessories is given to NT Authority\System and "user
> me."
> Accessibility to Accessories\Entertainment is given to NT
> Authority\System,
> to "user me", to default user and All Users.
> Startup is given to all four of us.
>
> Everything else is given to All Users. I'm the only one here so that
> doesn't
> bother me.
>
> Please advise: At this point, can I go ahead and do a password for the
> administrator and then one for me? Is it too late to do a password for
> Administrator?
>
>
>

DSG
07-10-2005, 02:31 AM
sorry, it got away from me. See subject started 6/23/200512:54 a.m.

"DSG" <jgillig1@nycap.rr.com> wrote in message
news:r%Cue.35219$fp6.21167@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Yes, I know that. The administrator is really me, and me as a user is me.
> So I am wearing both hats. My ultimate question has to do with making a
> password for each of these entities to keep the criminals out of my system
> from the outside. My long explanation was to offer enough information so
> that an MVP or other will have no doubt about what is going on here and
> because I've never had to do this before. dsg
> ............................................
> From: "Andrew E." <eckrichco@msn.com>
> Subject: RE: Too late for Administrator's Password?
> Date: Thursday, June 23, 2005 3:05 AM
>
> You might be one of the administrators,however if you tap F8 key at
> starting
> youre computer,then select safe mode,you'll see another.
>
> "DSG" wrote:
>
>> Too late for Administrator's Password?
>>
>> My Windows XP SP2 Pro is set so that I am the administrator (standalone)
>> A password was not set for the Administrator or for me.
>> In Control Panel I am listed under User Accounts, "user me" Computer
>> administrator. It is the only item listed on that dialog.
>>
>> A technician built the basic system and installed the operating system,
>> and
>> applied the appropriate drivers to the hardware. I have installed some
>> PnP
>> hardware with their programs and drivers, and the remaining software.
>>
>> I'm ready to create a Password for the Administrator and a password for
>> "User me" - I've read all of Help & Support's articles on this.
>>
>> My quandary is, I don't want to have any snafus later about not being
>> able
>> to access things, since I don't know "who" installed all these programs -
>> Me
>> or the "administrator." Since I am both, I assume I will be able to
>> access
>> anything either with my own password or with the administrator's
>> password.
>> In Documents and Settings, the only thing the Administrator owns is a My
>> Documents folder. My own user folder has been assigned to me with my
>> name
>> on it.
>>
>> I'm looking at Program Groups in System Information.
>>
>> Accessibility to Accessories is given to NT Authority\System and "user
>> me."
>> Accessibility to Accessories\Entertainment is given to NT
>> Authority\System,
>> to "user me", to default user and All Users.
>> Startup is given to all four of us.
>>
>> Everything else is given to All Users. I'm the only one here so that
>> doesn't
>> bother me.
>>
>> Please advise: At this point, can I go ahead and do a password for the
>> administrator and then one for me? Is it too late to do a password for
>> Administrator?
>>
>>
>>
>

07-10-2005, 02:31 AM
On Thu, 23 Jun 2005 18:15:51 GMT, "DSG" <jgillig1@nycap.rr.com> wrote:

> Yes, I know that. The administrator is really me, and me as a user is me.
>So I am wearing both hats. My ultimate question has to do with making a
>password for each of these entities to keep the criminals out of my system
>from the outside. My long explanation was to offer enough information so
>that an MVP or other will have no doubt about what is going on here and
>because I've never had to do this before. dsg
>............................................
>From: "Andrew E." <eckrichco@msn.com>
>Subject: RE: Too late for Administrator's Password?
>Date: Thursday, June 23, 2005 3:05 AM
>
> You might be one of the administrators,however if you tap F8 key at
>starting
> youre computer,then select safe mode,you'll see another.
>
>"DSG" wrote:
>
>> Too late for Administrator's Password?
>>
>> My Windows XP SP2 Pro is set so that I am the administrator (standalone)
>> A password was not set for the Administrator or for me.
>> In Control Panel I am listed under User Accounts, "user me" Computer
>> administrator. It is the only item listed on that dialog.
>>
>> A technician built the basic system and installed the operating system,
>> and
>> applied the appropriate drivers to the hardware. I have installed some PnP
>> hardware with their programs and drivers, and the remaining software.
>>
>> I'm ready to create a Password for the Administrator and a password for
>> "User me" - I've read all of Help & Support's articles on this.
>>
>> My quandary is, I don't want to have any snafus later about not being able
>> to access things, since I don't know "who" installed all these programs -
>> Me
>> or the "administrator." Since I am both, I assume I will be able to
>> access
>> anything either with my own password or with the administrator's password.
>> In Documents and Settings, the only thing the Administrator owns is a My
>> Documents folder. My own user folder has been assigned to me with my name
>> on it.
>>
>> I'm looking at Program Groups in System Information.
>>
>> Accessibility to Accessories is given to NT Authority\System and "user
>> me."
>> Accessibility to Accessories\Entertainment is given to NT
>> Authority\System,
>> to "user me", to default user and All Users.
>> Startup is given to all four of us.
>>
>> Everything else is given to All Users. I'm the only one here so that
>> doesn't
>> bother me.
>>
>> Please advise: At this point, can I go ahead and do a password for the
>> administrator and then one for me? Is it too late to do a password for
>> Administrator?
>>
>>
>>

You can always change the passwords.


Too Late for Administrator's Password?