How to gain Admin Access on a domain connected computer?

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  1. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male MDL Expert

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    My work gave me a laptop, I login using the credentials that they setup on the domain. I am a standard user and would like to change some settings and remove some annoying things like they setup MBAM free to keep updating automatically even though it's not running in real time and it keeps popping up in the middle of my work and annoying me.

    I tried using the CMD / net user admin active:yes command but it says no user found so have they renamed it or what?? how can they rename or remove the main Admin user entirely?

    Is there any tool that would allow me to convert my account form a standard to an Admin user? at least locally on my laptop I don't care about the domain?
     
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  2. LostED

    LostED SVF Patch Lover

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    #2 LostED, May 14, 2015
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    Code:
    net user administrator /active:yes
     
  3. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male MDL Expert

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    #3 Ultra Male, May 15, 2015
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    yeah I mentioned doing that but it says user not found

    also even if it found it, I think because I am not an admin I won't be able to activate it anyway
     
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  4. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Dont waste your time, you wont be able to do anything if your domain account is a standard user ;)
    Only admin of the domain can change your rights on the machine.
     
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  5. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    domain passwords still get cached? could try passcape password recovery bootable media.
     
  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    As a standard user the OP isn't allowed access to the server and/or Domain. The NetUser Administrator may didn't has the rights for to change any of that Server/Domain setting either. It's all about how tight the security from the real Network Administrator are set!

    Think about: with access to those settings. it's very easy and a peace of cake to even destroy the whole server! If an company would work with such lax security, they shouldn't wonder about anything.

    In my own company, we're only 2 person who having the access to such settings and I change every few weeks the access credentials because for to keep the security high.
     
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  7. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    reformate your Laptop/Pc
    you wont be able to crack the admin password of a domain who is not even online :)
     
  8. EFA11

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    #8 EFA11, May 16, 2015
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  9. Humphrey

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    #9 Humphrey, May 16, 2015
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