Unable to login to hidden Vista Admin Account

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#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?
 


bios

New Member
#2
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
 


bios

New Member
#4
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.
 


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Guest
#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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