Reactivate Adminstrator

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Humphrey, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    #1 Humphrey, Jun 10, 2013
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    [SOLVED] Reactivate Adminstrator

    Is there a quick fix for reactivating the administrator account in windows 8 (audit mode) so that I can continue with my changes? Ive restarted and turned off the VM several times but it only has happened now. Its doing this in three different VM's.
     
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  2. BTOR

    BTOR MDL Addicted

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    OPTION 1

    net user administrator /active:Yes

    OPTION 2

    Change the properties of the Administrator account by using the Local Users and Groups Microsoft Management Console (MMC).


    • Open the MMC console and select Local Users and Groups.
    • Right-click the Administrator account and select Properties.

      The Administrator Properties window appears.
    • On the General tab, clear the Account is Disabled check box.
    • Close the MMC console.
    Administrator access is now enabled.
     
  3. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I ended up doing:

    Net User Administrator /active Yes
    Net User Administrator * (and entered a password.)
     
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  4. alicepattinson

    alicepattinson MDL Member

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    Is it already reactivated?
     
  5. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    Yes thanks. Turns out I was able to get the Administrator account to "reactivate" by itself with a few restarts. :p
     
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