Windows 10: built-in administrator changed to email adr logging into windows store

  1.    11 May 2017 #1

    built-in administrator changed to email adr logging into windows store


    Hi,

    I was logged into the built-in administrator account when I downloaded the NPR1 app from the windows store. In order to proceed, I had to log into my microsoft.com account. The next time I restarted windows, I noticed the to log into the built-in administrator account was replace with the email account name I used to log into microsoft.com. It seems to be the administrator account once I log into it but I think there is some difference as all the drives I had mapped are no longer valid.

    Does anyone know what happened and how to reverse it?

    Thanks,
    Gary
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    12 May 2017 #2

    GandGTarr said: View Post
    Hi,

    I was logged into the built-in administrator account when I downloaded the NPR1 app from the windows store. In order to proceed, I had to log into my microsoft.com account. The next time I restarted windows, I noticed the to log into the built-in administrator account was replace with the email account name I used to log into microsoft.com. It seems to be the administrator account once I log into it but I think there is some difference as all the drives I had mapped are no longer valid.

    Does anyone know what happened and how to reverse it?

    Thanks,
    Gary
    You are confusing the special Administrator account with a normal admin account.

    The built in administrator account is only for special use.

    This account is very powerful, and does not have many of the built in safeguards of a normal admin account, and you can easily break Windows if you delete the wrong thing which a normal admin account could not do.

    You can only use a local account on the administrator account.

    The administrator account cannot run uwp apps.

    So you should never use the Administrator account as your login account, but your normal admin account or else you could not run that app anyway.

    You will have to remap your drives accordingly.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    12 May 2017 #3

    In a command prompt or powershell run:
    net localgroup administrators

    What accounts are shown under the line under members?

    Code:
    Windows PowerShell
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    PS C:\Users\John> net localgroup administrators
    Alias name     administrators
    Comment        Administrators have complete and unrestricted access to the computer/domain
    
    Members
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Administrator
    John
    The command completed successfully.
    
    PS C:\Users\John>
    For example, mine shows my normal account with administrators privileges "John" and the built-in administrator account "Administrator"

    Then if I run net user Administrator, you will notice the built-in administrator account is not active - it's disabled:

    Code:
    PS C:\Users\John> net user Administrator
    User name                    Administrator
    Full Name
    Comment                      Built-in account for administering the computer/domain
    User's comment
    Country/region code          000 (System Default)
    Account active               No
    Account expires              Never
    
    Password last set            5/12/2017 6:03:51 AM
    Password expires             Never
    Password changeable          5/12/2017 6:03:51 AM
    Password required            Yes
    User may change password     Yes
    
    Workstations allowed         All
    Logon script
    User profile
    Home directory
    Last logon                   Never
    
    Logon hours allowed          All
    
    Local Group Memberships      *Administrators
    Global Group memberships     *None
    The command completed successfully.
    
    PS C:\Users\John>
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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