"Angry_American" <Angry_American@nospam.net> wrote in message
> "Mike Brannigan" <Mike.Brannigan@localhost> wrote in message
>> "Bram Naus" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> Anyone knows how to change a normal user to a rootadmin in Vista
>> There is no such thing as rootadmin (this is not Unix or Linux)
>> Open the Help and Support and type in Administrator
>> The answer you seek is there (on my PC it is item 10 Change a user's
> Actually there is and its a hidden account. To unhide do the following:
> First, open an elevated command prompt by typing cmd into the Search box
> on the Start menu, right-clicking the command prompt icon that appears at
> the top of the Start menu, then selecting Run as administrator.
> Then enter this command and press Enter:
> Net user administrator /active:yes
> To undo or hide the account:
> Net user administrator /active:no
> The major caveat is this is a Super Admin account, and should be used only
> for admin duties, it should never be used for day to day usage.
No Dan that is the Administrator account and not rootadmin (but that is not
the issue with your answer).
We are all (hopefully) aware of the default Administrator account and the
fact that it is disabled by default.
However the original posters question however badly phrased with their
obvious Unix background was about how to make another users account an
administrative level account, which has little to do with enabling the
default Administrator account.
" ... Anyone knows how to change a normal user to a rootadmin in Vista