Re: Help with lost account
Sorry, that command should have been:
net user John /active:yes
"Ronnie Vernon MVP" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Did you change the name of the Built-in admin account?
> Start cmd.exe with admin privileges and type:
> net user (press Enter)
> This should show all of the accounts that are registered on the system. If
> you see John and not an account named Administrator you may need to type:
> net user Administrator /active:yes
> To enable the John account.
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
> "Wizard" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>I just did a reinstall/(upgrade) of windows Vista Business and now I no
>> longer have access to my account
>> The account was a (real) administrator account (net user Administrator
>> /active:yes) Renamed to "John". All of the stuff is there under users
>> but I can not gain access to it (access denied). The net "user
>> Administrator /active:yes" command no longer works; the error comes back
>> as account not found.
>> Does anyone have any idea how to get that admin account back as well as
>> how to make "john" an active account again?