Windows 10: Admin Account Disabled Solved

  1.    13 Sep 2017 #1

    Admin Account Disabled

    Hi All, I have a issues in where I connected my laptop to my customers domain to assist with a few issues. Upon leaving the domain and going back to a workgroup I realised that their server had applied a group policy that disabled by local admin account. I am now left with my user account that is not elevated enough to re-join the domain or to add/remove apps etc. I am unable to enable the local admin or promote my user account to admin group. I have no restore points and struggling to boot from USB to run a WINPE etc.

    Any useful advice would be gratefully accepted, thanks.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    13 Sep 2017 #2

    Welcome to the forum. The only way really is to login as a domain admin unless they changed the password for local admin
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 855
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       13 Sep 2017 #3
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    13 Sep 2017 #4

    Try3, that worked perfectly, thank you. Many thanks for your help
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5. Posts : 855
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       13 Sep 2017 #5

    I am glad that the problem is fixed.

    It occurs to me that [whilst I know nothing about domains] since you now have your working Admin account & a spare Admin account you might want to make a system image then connect to that domain again.
    • I suspect that the domain might only mess up Admin accounts that you are currently logged into at the time & leave your other Admin accounts alone.
    • If this is true then you could routinely make a temporary [sacrificial] Admin account to connect with so that your normal accounts were kept safe.

    All the best,
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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