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  1. Posts : 16,577
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3930
       #220

    ardj said:
    adj Administrator
    DefaultAccount Invité [sorry, bleeding M-s*t insists that it is in France]
    Given that French connection, are you sure that every character & every space in
    Code:
    net user Administrator /active:yes
    is being displayed correctly in your command prompt?


    Denis
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  2. Posts : 12
    W10 - ver. 1903
       #221

    Reply to Dennis


    @ Dennis

    Yes. I use four different keyboards regularly (UK, German, French, Danish) and, being slightly pedantic, I can usually notice when I am typing nonsense.

    I am unclear to what end these questions are leading. Rest assured that teh commands were enterered correctly - sometimes 4 or 5 times, giving ample scope to get it right by simple random fluctuations. (that is a statistician's joke).
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  3. Posts : 1
    Win10 , unRAID, LM
       #222

    Hid my own admin accounts :cry:


    I was following step 5, but when I try to add the REM_SAM it tells me I cannot unload SAM. It does not add the REM_SAM into the reg.

    So, let me back up so that you know what it is that I did, and am trying to do. I was messing with the Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList key to hide some of the accounts that are needed on my setup. I made the error of hiding both my admin accounts ^^; So inside normal Win10 or Safemode, when I try to elevate, Windows doesn't see an admin account, and I have no option to enter a password. I was able to Shift+Restart to get to just the command prompt, where it does show me both of my normal admin accounts, which I can login from there with the passwords. HOWEVER, I can't seem to get into lusrmgr to just add a new visibile admin account. I had tried to do it via net commands, and it just gives me errors. I was hoping to just change the Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList key that started this whole mess, but SpecialAccounts does not exist when I open regedit from here. I tried to manually add it in, but it does not seem to stick after the restart. So, I have admin access (I think), but can't seem to solve my problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    TL;DR
    I hid my admin accounts in regedit ^^;
    I cant seem to undo that in regedit (command prompt only)
    Cannot seem to add the REM_SAM to the hive to make the other changes
    Cannot turn on the embedded Administrator account (as I think this is my only option?)
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  4. Posts : 186
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1586]
       #223

    enable disable Builtin Administrator Account


    I need to reduce an old User Account with admin privileges to a Standard User because it is corrupt and upgrade a newly created User Account to Admin status. I am not certain of the correct order in which to do this.

    Do I first enable the Builtin Administrator without password
    Then reduce the old User Account to standard user from within the Builtin Admin Account
    Then change the new User Account from Standard to Admin from within Builtin Admin Account
    Then close the Builtin Admin Account.

    I have been advised it is best not to delete the old User Account but to ignore it; I assume I can copy files I need from the old to the new though all the important stuff is backed up to another External Hard Drive so I can copy and paste from there as necessary.

    Thanks for useful tutorial.
    Last edited by PostmanPuzzled; 16 Apr 2023 at 05:23. Reason: clarification
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  5. Posts : 68,316
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #224

    PostmanPuzzled said:
    I need to reduce an old User Account with admin privileges to a Standard User because it is corrupt and upgrade a newly created User Account to Admin status. I am not certain of the correct order in which to do this.

    Do I first enable the Builtin Administrator without password
    Then reduce the old User Account to standard user from within the Builtin Admin Account
    Then change the new User Account from Standard to Admin from within Builtin Admin Account
    Then close the Builtin Admin Account.

    I have been advised it is best not to delete the old User Account but to ignore it; I assume I can copy files I need from the old to the new though all the important stuff is backed up to another External Hard Drive so I can copy and paste from there as necessary.

    Thanks for useful tutorial.
    Hello mate,

    If you don't want the old User Account, then you could do this:

    1. Enable the built-in Administrator without password.
    2. Sign in to this built-in Administrator.
    3. Create a new User Account, and make the new account an administrator.
    4. (Optional) Delete the old User Account.
    5. Sign out of the built-in Administrator.
    6. Sign in to the new User Account that's an administrator.
    7. Disable the built-in Administrator.
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  6. Posts : 16,577
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3930
       #225

    PostmanPuzzled said:
    I need to reduce an old User Account with admin privileges to a Standard User because it is corrupt and upgrade a newly created User Account to Admin status. I am not certain of the correct order in which to do this.
    The sequence is enable the Built-in Admin then upgrade the newly created User Account to Admin status.
    Change to Admin account type - TenForumsTutorials
    Then log into the newly created Admin User Account to make sure it still works.
    Then disable the Built-in Admin account.
    Then you can do whatever you want with the unwanted account but I'd suggest leaving it there for a while in case you find something you need is buried within its folders.


    Personally, I also create spare, local, password-protected Admin user accounts for which I write the passwords down somewhere secure yet accessible.
    my ditty - Create two spare local, password-protected Admin accounts [post #2] in Windows 10, 11 - TenForums


    All the best,
    Denis
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  7. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 64 bit and Fossapuppy
       #226

    Hi. Does this tutorial still work in 2023?

    I tried method 5, because I don't have any admin access on this windows 10 laptop, but I don't see the admin account listed on the login screen like it shows in your example.
    Only the same non-administrator account (I'm not sure if it's a standard account or the guest one, but is not an administrator) and "other user".
    If I click on Other user, type "Administrator", or "Administrador" (the system is in spanish) and hit enter it doesn't work
    What should I type instead? admin, Admin? administrator in lowercase?
    How can I check that the built in elevated administrator account was enabled?

    Thank you
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  8. Posts : 16,577
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3930
       #227

    "Does this tutorial still work in 2023?"

    Yes
    I suspect you made an error while using Option 5.
    I suggest you work through Option 5 again as a check.


    I think you are trying to overcome not having an admin account available [because it was deleted or reverted to standard or because it is defective]. I would have suggested an alternative approach but I am now a bit hesitant because I do not know what you actually did when you were trying Option 5.
    Fix UAC prompt has greyed out or missing Yes button - TenForumsTutorials
    The name refers to the symptom that is most commonly reported for this condition, not having a functioning Admin account on the computer.


    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  9. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 64 bit and Fossapuppy
       #228

    There is a admin account available, just I don't have the password.
    What I did was boot from a windows 10 install disk, pressed Shift+f10 to bring up a command prompt, then opened regedit from the command prompt, went to hkey local machine, then imported the hive from the specified location, and did everything as indicated until I changed the 11 into a 10, then closed regedit, closed command prompt, exited the install disk and restarted computer.

    Perhaps I need to reboot into safe mode to be able to see the built in admin account?

    I will try it all again anyways and report back

    Ty

    - - - Updated - - -

    Alright, did it all again to no avail

    I have a question. When you create the rem_sam "subfolder" from the install disk's regedit you're only doing it so that it don't clash with the existing sam subfolder from the install disk, but you are actually changing the local system's Sam subfolder, correct?

    I checked by running regedit from the non admin user and there's no rem_sam subfolder, but the sam folder reflects the changes made from the install disk. e.g. the 11 was changed into a 10

    This is what's supposed to happen, right?

    However, when I repeat the procedure and import the sam file it appears as 11 eleven again. Is this normal?
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  10. Posts : 16,577
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3930
       #229

    bobesponja93 said:
    There is a admin account available, just I don't have the password.
    Understood. Then you are in the right tutorial and the Fix UAC prompt has greyed out or missing Yes button ... one I linked to is not relevant.


    bobesponja93 said:
    ... imported the hive ...
    I assume you mean Loaded the hive. Please tell me if I'm wrong.


    bobesponja93 said:
    I have a question. When you create the rem_sam "subfolder" from the install disk's regedit you're only doing it so that it don't clash with the existing sam subfolder from the install disk, but you are actually changing the local system's Sam subfolder, correct?
    I checked by running regedit from the non admin user and there's no rem_sam subfolder, but the sam folder reflects the changes made from the install disk. e.g. the 11 was changed into a 10
    This is what's supposed to happen, right?
    However, when I repeat the procedure and import the sam file it appears as 11 eleven again. Is this normal?
    I wonder if you are loading the right hive.
    Your Windows drive will not necessarily be the C:\ drive when you boot from the installation USB. There's a note about this in Option 5 Step 5. You'll need to positively identify your normal Windows drive and make sure you load the hive from that.
    - You do have to do the change in the SAM section of the loaded hive area [REM_SAM] not the main SAM section. I always use FRED as the name in Option 5 Step 7 instead of REM_SAM because it sticks out like a sore thumb so helps me avoid mistakes.
    - I don't have any standard users & cannot remember what does or does not appear when RegEdit is run as a standard user. I think REM_SAM still appears then but am not sure.


    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 26 Apr 2023 at 10:05.
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