Add Standard User to Administrator Group

#1
Dear All,

I was login with a administrator privilege user. Last night I removed that user from administrators group and assign a password to administrator thinking that I should be able to login as Administrator.

To my surprise I cant login as administrator nor I'm able to raise my standard user to administrator user. When I googled I came to know we have to enable Administrator account first. I tried enabling the account using DOS command, but to my surprise I'm getting "Access Denied" error.

Now I don't know how can I go back to my previous user with admin rights or login as Local Administrator. It would be great if someone solve this issue.

Many Thanks,
Magic.
 


#3
Dear Mike,

Thanks for your prompt reply.

I remember the password of administrator, but its not giving me option to login as administrator. One more thing I forget to mention is I disabled the UAC control when I start using the OS.

I don't think it is a good idea to use Resetting Password Disk when I know the password.

Thanks,
Magic
 


Mike

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#4
The burnable CD I have mentioned in the above links should allow you to promote accounts to Administrator.
 


#5
Thanks Mike,

I'll use the CD and let you know.

Thanks Again!
Magic
 


#6
You can also start the command prompt from the startup repair menu and enable the built-in hidden admin account, type in net user administrator /active:yes
 


#7
Mike,

Thanks for your great suggestion. With the help of NT Offline Password Disk, I was able to enable administrator account and for test purpose I promote user to administrators group.

I was not able to enable administrator account with Startup Repair Disc, when I give the command net user administrator :active/yes I was getting successfully completed message but it was not enabling administrator account. May be I was doing something wrong.

Thanks again guys for your prompt and good advance.

Regards,
Magicguy.
 


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