Unable to login to hidden Vista Admin Account

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help and Support' started by Unregistered, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. I have just done a fresh install of Windows VISTA Business x64 and have created 2 user accounts

    one is standard, the other is an admin account

    I have hidden the admin account using HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList

    How do I login to the Admin account now?
     
  2. bios

    bios New Member

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    You can still log in using this method:

    Press start->run
    Type: secpol.msc
    Press enter
    Expand local policies
    Click Security Options
    Double-click "Interactive Login: Do not display last user name"
    Check Enabled
    Click OK
    With both of these settings in place, the same functionality of the old-style "Press CTRL + ALT + DEL to login" window is achieved.

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  3. It prompts for an administrator password, but there is no username and no password field
     
  4. bios

    bios New Member

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    Try typing in the admin account password from the hidden acct. When you activate this policy what it does is force you to type in a username AND password when you log in to Windows. You won't get a list of any user accounts on the Welcome Screen, but you can now type in the username of the hidden account.
     
  5. still can't get into it
    it says when i run the secpol.msc that i don't have permission to run it
     

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