No Kerry, I've tried that. I've also tried..
1. booting in Safe Mode with Networking Support
2. Rundll netplwiz etc and setting permissions there like enabling
3. cmd line net user username passoword /active:yes (this returns error 5
4 your recommedation (task man)
although I have attempted elevation with Run As and Ctrl + Shift with other
By design Windows is behaving itself. UAC is doing its job. The problem is
with its dialog i.e. I am unable to enter a password to elevate. This may be
a result of having just upgraded from Win XP Media Centre to Vista Home
Premium (compmgmt.msc is therefore unavailable anyway), the upgrade completed
successfully and final reboot to the Vista Welcome Screen proudly displayed
usr1 & usr2.
Great, except I can't Ctrl+Alt+Del logon to administer the machine and
finish off the installation. Why? The true Administrator is the only machine
Administrator which was previously suppressed from the WinXP Welcome Screen
With a Ctrl+Alt+Del I'm scuppered! If you or your colleagues have any other
ideas please don't hesitate to post - otherwise it's looking like a
"Kerry Brown" wrote:
> When you boot to safe mode is the "Administrator" account available for
> Another possibility is adding a user through remote management. On another
> computer run compmgmt.msc. Right click on Computer management (local) and
> pick Connect to another computer. This may allow you to add another user
> then add the user to the administrators group.
> Kerry Brown
> Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
> "SimonW" <SimonW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > Hello Kerry
> > Thanks for your reply. I am unable to elevate Task Manager in the way you
> > receommend. UAC starts and says -
> > "To continue please type an administrator password"
> > But there is no textbox to enter the password.
> > Rgrds, Simon
> > "Kerry Brown" wrote:
> >> Try task manager. Enable "Show processes from all users" and see if you
> >> can
> >> elevate task manger. If you can elevate it then click on the Applications
> >> tab and start a new task. Type in compmgmt.msc and you should be able to
> >> add
> >> a user or edit the existing users.
> >> --
> >> Kerry Brown
> >> Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
> >> http://www.vistahelp.ca
> >> "SimonW" <SimonW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:A383B678-931E-4A50-8FE4-352DA0F47CC8@microsoft.com...
> >> > Hello
> >> > I am unable to perform any Administrative tasks becasue my only true
> >> > Administrator was previously hidden from the Welcome Screen and remains
> >> > so
> >> > after upgrading from XP to Vista Home Premium.
> >> >
> >> > When I attempt to run regedt32.exe As Administrator my UAC dialogue
> >> > appears
> >> > but there is no password box, and so am unable to elevate.
> >> >
> >> > I know this is a hot issue. Does anyone have a route thru' this?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks in advance, Simon