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Admin User Error5. CMD solutions failed. New User with ADMIN works

Q: Admin User Error5. CMD solutions failed. New User with ADMIN works

Thank you!

I am admin ( WIN 7 Pro 64 computer 4 years old): In admin user default account, any and ALL open, and .exe functions denied.

CMD right click 'run as admin' (net user admin etc.) has no effect. Checking all folders I show FULL permission. Right click 'run as admin' has no effect on any file.

Created new USER with ADMIN functions and all works in that account.

Q: How can I trouble shoot my normal ADMIN account (it has all of my 1000s of folders, programs etc.)
Q: Or how can I transfer all of my doc to my new user internally? (Without backup to external drive etc)

This happened after a Microsoft standard update weeks ago. I tried restore, but restore fails. By now I have done much on the computer and restore not an option.
I have not been able to open or run any program files.

Any help I would be grateful!

TF

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A: Admin User Error5. CMD solutions failed. New User with ADMIN works

Wow. 2 days and not a single suggestion or reply?

Is this a really a simple common error? Is that why no replies? Or is there no help for it?

I searched the forums for hours over 2 days reading multiple posts and possible solutions and came up empty. Nothing applicable to my situation.

I have tried:
1. System restore. It always fails, even in SAFE mode or REPAIR mode.
2. Run as administrator (Both from right click and from CMD)
3. Sharing all folders (Although this ADMIN account has all privileges/permissions as it is anyway)
This created a 2nd ADMIN account. Don't know why.
4. Reset all privileges back to default settings.

Have not tried to re-install windows as I don't have a copy of Win 7. Plus I would like to avoid the reality of reinstalling so many programs and files.

Right now when the Original Admin user tries to run a .exe, I get a "Setup was unable to create the directory "...etc..." Error 5 access denied.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. It would at least get me moving trying some things. Thank you.

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I have created two new user accounts. The first I set up as a standard account, logged on, did a few things, then logged off, logged on as my administrator account and editted the account to be an administrator. When I log back on as this account, it appears that the user still does not have administrator privileges even though under the user it says "Administrator". For example, the UAC control does not appear when you click on "Change User Account Control Settings". Also, trying to install software where the installer asks for admin privileges fails. However, the second account created started as an adminstrator account and exhibits neither of these problems.

I just haven't seen anything in posts about this and wonder what the difference is and if there is anything that "second class" administrator user can do to become a "first class" administrator.

A:New admin user acting differently than standard user changed to admin

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For example, the UAC control does not appear when you click on "Change User Account Control Settings". Also, trying to install software where the installer asks for admin privileges fails.


Does UAC control display a confirmation question? this is the case for administrator accounts
Does UAC control ask for username/password? This is the case for standard accounts
Change the account back (just for testing) to standard account. Does it ask for username/password when changing system settings?
system built-in admin account has admin rights always
manually made account with admin rights has only admin rights after you allow it in the UAC control popup.
manually made account without admin rights has only admin rights after you allow it in the UAC control popup (enter a admin's username and password).
That's how it should work

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Hi,

I am new user to the Windows Vista Home premium. My laptop is being shared with some family children. I given them the Standard User Account and applied various security policies regarding their computer usage.

But I need help regarding the following:-
1. How can I restrict a Standard User from using Removable Media like CD, DVD, USB.
2. How can I disable "Delete Browsing History" or "Internet Options" for the internet explorer for a standard user.

Kindly help me in this regard ASAP. I have searched on net but nothing fruitful can be done even on changing Registry.

Regards,
Raj Kumar Arora

A:Some Solutions for an Admin to control user access permissions

All of these apply to all users.
The Only way to do it is to disable the optical drive/usb under device manager, and disable internet options/menu options (User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Browser menus) .

This has to be done through the admin account/ and will affect ALL accounts. This would be a tedious task to perform every time the admin/standard user wanted to log on/off. You would be better off dual booting two Operating Systems- and letting the kids use the newly added restricted one.

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Admin account worked fine on Monday.  The kid used her (non-admin) account in the meantime.  Now it won't log into the admin account - "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded."  I've read a few other boards on this issue, so I am now doing a thorough virus scan and will include results as soon as they're available.  But I am not confident about moving forward with any of the paths I've seen laid out, and some of them don't apply if you can't access the admin account anyway, so I wanted to start a thread here (I've gotten fabulous help here several times before).  It's running Vista Home Premium SP2.  AVG 2013 Internet Security.  Can't think what other specs may be relevant, but am happy to provide whatever would be of use.  Thanks!!

A:User Profile svc failed logon. User profile can't be loaded." on admin acct.

I got the same message when attempting to login on Windows 7, after no previous problems or changes before shutdown the night before. It continued to loop back to the logon screen even after rebooting. I ended up having to log on in Safe Mode, then do a system restore to restore back to the last restore point, which was a system checkpoint a couple of days earlier. That fixed it, and I've had no problems since. I hope that helps.

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Hi,
I have been looking for this answer for 2 days and can not find anyone who has had similair problem.

THere are 2 accounts Administrator and Kenmystro/administrator. I have the password for both and can access both. win 7 Ultimate Hp8510.
I have already selected all user permissions and taken ownership in every box I could find for Kenmystro/admin. the UAC is at minimum and the security centre is off. Run as admin on right click does not help.
It does not matter which of the 2 accounts I log into when I try install certain HP software(Maintenance
& some drivers) it says I do not have admin privileges.

This is driving me nuts can anyone help??
 

A:admin account and user admin still no admin privilages

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Here is my problem, I installed a fresh new copy of W2K Pro on a desktop and installed a Fresh New Copy of Office 2000. What I am trying to say is everything is brand new.

When I set everything up as Admin, Outlook worked perfectly. When the user logs on with regular user rights his version of outlook will not get any e-mails off of the server. In fact it justs shows the checking for mail box, never checks and lists no messages in the details box.
 

A:Outlook works as Admin but not as user

I may be reading too much in to this
his version of outlook Click to expand...

but I will assume Admin and User have the same version...
If you log on as Admin and try to access User mail, does that work?
 

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Hello All,
I'm delighted to have found you and after a long day of trying to help myself i am now requiring your much appreciated assistance please! I'm not a techy person at all and am hoping someone can help
Last week my husband purchased a new hp laptop which came with Windows 10
On setup i used my microsoft account to login with a pin, the account was setup as administrator (thinking i could change things later)
About 2 days later i added a standard user account for my husband with a microsoft account login with pin.
I wanted to make his the administrator account but thought i had better change mine to a standard account first! My mistake!!
Now i cannot change anything! i have tried to use the cmd prompt to run as administrator - it asks for administrator permission and does not allow me to enter a password or yes!
I have tried all suggestions to enable the hidden windows 10 account but all ask for the same permission.
I have tried to go to setup, recovery, troubleshoot, advanced option, system restore - it requests an administrator password and when i entered what i thought is mine it does not work! Feeling a little
Does anybody know anyway i can go back in time to start again or how do i access administrator rights as i really need to add programs etc
Thank you for any help given

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Hi, I'm having several issues with my Sony Vaio Windows 7 64bit Home Premium Laptop. A few days ago upon start-up, I received an error message when trying to login to my Admin account. My caps were not on and I was entering the correct password...Error message - "User Profile Failed Logon". I am able to log on to a secondary user account that does not have admin authority; so I'm basically stuck. To make matters worse, I did a bunch of shutdowns/restarts to see if it would fix itself and now I get "password incorrect" error message on Admin acct. I do not have any cd's for the pc due to Hurricane Sandy and I don't have another laptop. I went to Youtube and found a Safe Mode Registry Fix that was super easy and was going to try it...but now that I am no longer receiving the "User Profile Failed Logon" and have subsequently locked myself out...I'm not sure this fix applies. I've read tons of blogs and have visited countless forums and I'm afraid to cause any more damage, lose access to the secondary user account or the ability to connect to the net. I definitely cannot afford to have it serviced and am hoping that I can resolve these issues with your help.
 

A:User Profile Failed Logon turned Admin Lock Out...Help!

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For a long time I've had much difficulty understanding the exact difference between the computer administrator and a user whose type is administrator. On my system there are two administrators - one known as "Administrator" and another with my name, Gary or Gary and Susan. Each administrator has their own profile. I used Windows 7 Professional.

The distinction doesn't matter to system operation in general. With MS Office Professional, however, it does. When I start MS Word or MS Excel as myself, for example, it won't let me access the help files. When I try to, a message states "There is a problem with one or more installed help files. Please repair your office installation and try again." I ran the repair program successfully, but as myself I can't access the help files. When I log in as user "administrator", I can but the access is limited. I can also access all features of the program in safe mode. Yet when I log in as myself I can only access the help files if I run the program as an administrator. This perplexes me because my user type is administrator. This problem has occurred with other programs from time to time.

Would someone please help me understand this, and is there a workaround? I can set the privilege level to administrator which will permit me unrestricted access to the help files, but then a dialog box appears every time I start the program, which I'd prefer to not see.

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I'm having some issues with my upgrade to win 10.

Programs that need elevated access are now asking me for both the Sys Admin and my local admin password.

Of course, the sys admin has no password and my local admin does. So no matter what I do, I get it wrong.

Earlier today, I was trying to reset the tiles in my start menu to default.

I followed directions I found on the web, activated the sys admin account, went to the sys admin account, the users app data tabletray..... But I kept getting the error that something " was already in use" and I couldn't copy all the files.
I went ahead and pasted what I had in my local admin and standard user account.
then I disabled the sys admin account.

Now, some programs icons I installed earlier today have disappeared. I have to go to an admin account to gain access and turn them on (MSI afterburner.....). And any program that needs admin access, I'm not sure if I'm giving it access or it's just starting without admin access. Seems like the next time I re-boot or log off, I have to do it all over again.

when a program asks for elevated access, it shows sys admin account AND local admin account above the password box. Is that normal? I could have sworn it only had my local admin account listed before.

If I have to re-install, where do I get the free win10 upgrade again? are those files saved on my pc?

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For a long time I've had much difficulty understanding the exact difference between the computer administrator and a user whose type is administrator. On my system there are two administrators - one known as "Administrator" and another with my name, Gary or Gary and Susan. Each administrator has their own profile. I used Windows 7 Professional.

The distinction doesn't matter to system operation in general. With MS Office Professional, however, it does. When I start MS Word or MS Excel as myself, for example, it won't let me access the help files. When I try to, a message states "There is a problem with one or more installed help files. Please repair your office installation and try again." I ran the repair program successfully, but as myself I can't access the help files. When I log in as user "administrator", I can but the access is limited. I can also access all features of the program in safe mode. Yet when I log in as myself I can only access the help files if I run the program as an administrator. This perplexes me because my user type is administrator. This problem has occurred with other programs from time to time.

Would someone please help me understand this, and is there a workaround? I can set the privilege level to administrator which will permit me unrestricted access to the help files, but then a dialog box appears every time I start the program, which I'd prefer to not see.

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I have two users on my laptop but only one with admin rights.  It now won't logon (user profile service service failed)Tried to boot in safe mode - won't work (missing files?)Tried HP recovery manager - won't work as it needs the admin account to access itNo windows disks as its a HP productCan't download windows to reinstall as it's a HP productLaptop was bought in US 7 years ago so no chance of supplier support (Live in UK).  I realise I need a new one but I'd still like to access the photos etc.  I will have backed up most of them.  Is there anything I can do? Am I forced to buy discs from HP? and will that even work? I'd be very grateful if anyone can see a way to resolve this.  

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I created an administrator account for MSConway and changed my original account (pmconway) to user. Now when I log in to MSConway I get "The user name or password is corrupted." At the cmd line I entered "net users" and saw that my Admin account is mistakenly named "Ms. Conway". Also, when I use "net user" for MSConway that name is not recognized, nor is any variation on Ms. Conway (like "Ms. Conway" "Conway" "Ms" "Ms.) What can I do? I really want to upgrade to Windows 10 but I'm stuck with no Admin account.

Also, my Windows 7 DVD came with my refurbished HP and says "Intended for distribution with a refurbished PC." When I boot from that DVD I don't get an option to reformat the hard drive and reinstall Windows, so I'm wondering if I can even do a clean install with this type of Windows 7 DVD. Can I?

I'd really appreciate any suggestions!

Thanks a lot,
Trish

A:My Admin user name is corrupted so now PC has NO admin privileges

See Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable about enabling the built-in admin account. Once you get it set up I would take a system image with third party software (aomei, eg) so you have a fallback.

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I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

Any suggestion on what to do?

A:admin user lost some admin rights

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Witch


I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

Any suggestion on what to do?


Whats the name of the file?
Have you tried deleting it in safe mode?

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So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

This is a Windows 7 machine for a Linux guru that doesn't want to be bothered pressing more buttons than is necessary, if you get my drift.

So my question is, after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del...how do I dictate to Windows that the preferred used is "HisDomainAccount" on our company domain, as opposed to the local admin account?

If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.

A:Strange Defult Login User Prompt - Local Admin, Not Domain User

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Norwood


So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

This is a Windows 7 machine for a Linux guru that doesn't want to be bothered pressing more buttons than is necessary, if you get my drift.

So my question is, after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del...how do I dictate to Windows that the preferred used is "HisDomainAccount" on our company domain, as opposed to the local admin account?

If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.


The above is a bit confusing. Is this computer joined to a work domain or is it not?

If this is a domain computer, the user will have to use the classic log on screen (Ctrl+Alt+Delete), not the Welcome Screen. If he wants to switch to logging in to the Local computer account and not the domain, he'll have to "Switch User" then log in with the format of Computername\User Name

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Hello,
I'm looking for a way to give a user admin permissions for his regular AD account on his computer.
Example: he is logged on as a regular user but needs to install software.
I want to give him admin permissions until reboot or some other point in time after which he loses his permissions again and has to ask again.

I know giving admin access to users is a bad idea and all, but that's how it goes.
with "whoami /logonid" I get an ID that I can add to the administrators group by code like this
$objUser = [ADSI]("WinNT://$id")
$objGroup = [ADSI]("WinNT://$computer/Administrators")
To my amazement, this works: now the user can enter his own credentials in a UAC box and get admin access. After a reboot/logon this ID changes so he would need to ask admin permissions again.
It's possible to ask the user for a motivation and log this and to also clean up the administrators group at a given interval or at boot as well as check if a user is allowed to elevate his rights on this computer. Of course once a user has admin rights
he can circumvent all this, but that's something we have to live with. What's most important is dat not just anyone can elevate his rights.
I'm looking for opinions on this way of working. Anyone have experience with this mechanism? Is it reliable and secure (as far as giving admin rights to a user can be secure...)? I may be missing something.

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Hello

Interestingly on boot up I see "another user" but the picture is blank, with a frame around it (I can see through it to the boot wallpaper that I have changed to prove) ..

Who is another user?

Please help as I have been on the 2 days now

A:Created admin User but can see on 'Switch User" cntrl/alt/del

Sorry to bump but things have changed somewhat, and yes could start a new topic but will try the edit function as I am not here often. I see 110 views and that's promising

Please advise who is this "another user" icon/picture is blank, with a frame around it (I can see through it to the boot wallpaper that I have changed to prove) .. on control /alt/ delete.

I now have admin rights back (previous problem) but this "another user" can't be found anywhere (I know of) except at login. I am stumped..

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I tried to google this and it seems neither is possible but I wanted to hear the truths from the horses mouth.

I have a Win 7 Pro x64 computer with 2 users who boths needs to be able (this really is a must) install software on the computer but they can't have access to each other's private folders (user folder). Basically I see 2 theoretical options:

a) make 2 standard user accounts and give these accounts the right to install software. Is this possible and if yes how?

b) make 2 admin user accounts and prevent them from accessing to each other's user folder. I can do this but not in a way that doesn't mess with windows (basically I would encrypt the file but then windows wouldn't be able to use the folder like it is built to use it and I'm pretty sure this would cause problems). Is there another way to do this which doesn't cause problems with windows?

Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help.

A:Installing rights to standard user or prevent an admin user something

a) This may be possible in theory but it would not be easy. Don't go there.
b) All administrators are equal. Any restrictions you impose can be undone by another.
The only practical way to do what you want is to encrypt the users folders. Windows doesn't care about user folders so that is not an issue.

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Hey guys,

After spending most of the day trying to get my head around user management and getting nowhere, I'm asking for help.

I've built a PC, and freshly installed windows 7 on a computer for my girlfriends family. I want one normal-user password protected account at the welcome screen, but I want them to be able to use administrator rights when necessary.

The default profile created during instillation (lets call it User1) has administrator powers. User2 has only user rights, and of course there is disabled/hidden Administrator account with elevated admin rights.

When I tried to configure this last time by hiding User1 and Admin, I ended locking myself out of all admin access and therefore couldn't change passwords, re enable or login to UAC. I had to system restore to get back to working configuration.

Can anyone tell me how to create a system that shows only one login for a normal user, but can then access administrator options via UAC?

If I disable User1 in additon to having Admin disabled, I'm sure I will just get locked out of admin access again?

If I delete User1, and keep admin disabled, will User2 be able to use admin privileges - or will it lead to again?

I'm probably missing something very simple, but i just can't see a way to do this with having only one login visible on the welcome screen. (without the one login being User1 with admin rights)

Thankyou!

A:[W7] User management on Family PC - Admin and user groups

In Vista and Windows Seven the default account in the Administrator group that is created, is roughly equivalent to the Operators Group that was extant in NT Server 4. You could do things like install programs, register COM dlls etc.. but you could not delete system files.

I think it's a pretty good compromise.
But then again I turn UAC off altogether. So maybe I can't be trusted.

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My 2nd wife has a Toshiba Win7 Pro, 64 bit, Satellite notebook, never in a domain. I originally set her up as Admin with no additional users. We want to change or hide her account while adding new admin account before sending/giving pc to my son who would not accept it with her info obviously on the machine. I'm worried about losing losing Win7 Pro[anytime uprade] functionality & Adobe Acrobat9 std & Office 2010 when I make changes? Can I safely do this? I can do have image bkups if I need to revert from changes.

A:Renaming Win 7 Pro admin [only user] or adding new user & hiding 1st.

Don`t rename her account, it will mess things up big time, just create another account and delete hers

He should just re install windows when he gets the pc.

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I have been using an unelevated admin user account since installing win 8.1 pro and I've been having problems constantly (UAC nagging me, access denied when trying to kill processes and so on) and I decided I want to use the elevated admin account as my main. I understand security risks and convenience is more important to me as I don't have any sensitive information on my laptop. I was wondering if I can merge the user account I used until now, which has all my app settings, with the elevated admin user account and use that one from now on.

A:How do I transfer main user to Elevated Admin user?

Nope.

It is the same a switching from any other account to a different one except that as you'll not be able to use the Store apps using the built in Administrator account you don't even get to use the OneDrive synching of settings.

Sorry about that.

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My problem is that even though I have only one user account defined on my machine and it is set to "Administrator" it is not being allowed to do admin types of things like deleting folders. I tried to create a user group but that's not an option on the Win7 Home Premium version that I use. How can it be that the sole account is not the admin even though it shows that it is in the account user setup?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3890 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1721 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 424790 MB; E: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 381321 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, NALAA
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Aware, Disabled Microsoft Security Essentials in use
 

A:Admin user has no admin rights?

the actual admin account is hidden and disabled for security reasons,your referring to a account with admin privileges

go into properties for the drive and click on the security tab and check the permissions are enabled for your account
 

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Hi,
I am interested in knowing how to quickly turn an XP Admin user into a limited user while preserving settings, documents, etc.. I know this will involve making a limited user and copying settings over. I have found conflicting info on this including ownership of files issues, etc..
I want to do this as I understand limited users are less vulnerable to malware, etc.. Referring to XP sp3 machines.
Thanks in advance for any insight!
Jim

A:make admin user a limited user

Create another admin account before doing anything.

You can then switch the admin account to a limited user account while logged in as the new administrator.

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Hi,

Somehow I got all my installations / settings in a standard user. It IS marked as Administrator, but access is definitely limited.
There is a "real" Administrator account, though.
Basically I want "Gilad" user to have complete admin access. I don't care which way.

Thanks.

Accounts overview



My main account where all my stuff is




"Real" admin account
 

A:Merge standard user into Admin user?

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Vista x64, added a user--their screen works fine

The taskbar on the admin user is gone?

Help requested to locate/restore to working position?

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I am trying to download Adobe Digital Editions and I keep receiving the error message

Unable to elevate to administrative rights, error 786

I am the admin! I have turned off the password, I have right clicked on the program and chosen 'run as admin'-then nothing happens.
Any help would be appreciated

A:"Unable to elevate to admin rights" error, when admin user

Try this:




Quote:
SOLUTION: download the setup.exe for ADE, not using the flash install version.

Before you run it, right click on it and check "run as administrator" under the compatability tab. Also under the general tab I clicked on "unblock," which might have made a difference.


From a similar issue: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/953278?tstart=0

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So today, the error came up when logging into the admin account. I only have access to Guest account at the moment. Booting up Safe Mode doesn't really help either. So anyone have a solution to this complicated problem..?

A:Admin account error "User Login Service Failed"

See here, see if this helps: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947215

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I just made a non admin user account on my Dell Inspiron (windows xp) laptop. When I went online to sign in under my account (admin) it is no longer there. My name (Penne) is there (and so is my daughters). I click on my name, put my password in and it takes me to the desktop for my daughter and ALL my stuff is gone. PLEASE HELP!!!
I have googled this and the only thing I am seeing is that you need to sign in under an Admin user account to fix this and get my stuff back. THere is NO admin user account so how can I get it all back? I did the F8 and went to restore to previous point and that didnt work. I know there is a way to go to the restore calendar and find a day that her user account was not on there (like last week) so this might work, but I dont know how to find this.
PLEASE help as all of my EVERYTHING is on my user account and I am lost without it all (have a retreat this weekend and I need all of my sheet music and my songs)
Thanks so much,
PENNE
 

A:Lost Admin user account when made non admin account

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Hello,my apologies if this was already discussed but I searched the forum and couldn't find anything.

As the title states,on my laptop, vista erased files in my user profile while the 2 other user profiles (my gf's and the guest profiles) were basically left untouched.
I use an HP dv6500 series with Vista Ultimate, 2gb ram,160gb hd and 2.0 ghz if that helps.

For starters, let me tell you what happened.As of late I have been using the Power saver option( so that the screen brightness is dulled so that I can use it in the dark when everyone's asleep) as well as the High performance option when my gf uses it (shes addicted to the sims3 and has pulled me in too ). Normally I have it on the HP recommended option.

A few nights ago I was using my laptop and instead of shutting down I hibernated as I usually do because my gf is usually still logged in. The next morning my gf started up the laptop, and the password screen for my profile came up and she switched users and logged into hers. Then later she hibernated as well, and we left to run some errands with a friend.

When we got back my friend wanted to use the laptop to play online chess(yahoo games to be exact) so I just put in my password to log into my profile so he could play without any issues if he needed to (since my profile is the administrator he wouldnt need me to put in passwords if he had to download or upgrade any software). When I came to check up on him I saw that my wallpaper, the folders on the desktop as we... Read more

A:Vista erased admin user files, other user files left relatively untouched, Help!!!!!!

hello
I don't know what, how, when or why, what I do know is while your still able you need to make another admin account.
that way (not if ) but when it happens again, it may be worse & you won't be able to do anything without admin privileges...

good luck

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I am trying to create a non admin user account, which I know how to do the simple way, however I have been using the admin user account for a while now however I want to transfer/copy program setting, etc to this knew user account.

so I want to: create a non admin user account which is duplicate of the current existing admin account but from her on to install software etc I install under admin account.

I am using Vista too

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
David Lambie
 

A:How do I copy existing admin user account to normal user account

I would
> Create the new profile with admin privileges
> Transfer stuff things to the new profile (see here)
> Then remove admin privilege from the new account
 

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hi ive got windows vista home premium 32bit on a zoostorm system,i have a bad habbit for messing around and ive set the asp.net user as the administrator on my p.c(the asp.net user came with the p.c but it never popt up on the login screen)thats left the other 2 users unable to do much without needing the password for asp.net(admin) because their now set on standerd,any help please? i am NOT a vista fan.

A:admin user help

Originally Posted by mat16


hi ive got windows vista home premium 32bit on a zoostorm system,i have a bad habbit for messing around and ive set the asp.net user as the administrator on my p.c(the asp.net user came with the p.c but it never popt up on the login screen)thats left the other 2 users unable to do much without needing the password for asp.net(admin) because their now set on standerd,any help please? i am NOT a vista fan.



do you still have access to the asp.net account?

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Hello guys,
Here is the sitution. My best freind has a HCL Laptop which he received while doing MBA in Noida. His was a restricted a/c. Now he has finished his course and had brought it back home to Kolkata. He is the sole owner now. His lappy name is REHANSINGH.
He called his Admin in Noida and requested him to give the Admintrator password , so that he can create 2 new user, one Admin & the other restricted. He got the password and logged on with it. But when he created a Admin user,lets call it Boss for simplicity, and gave the username and domain and specified "Administrator" as the a/c type, but there was an error
The user REHANSINGH\Boss could not be added to the Administrator group because REHANSINGH\Boss does not exist. Click to expand...

The same error prompts if creating a "Standard/Restricted User".
This is annoying as he cant install anything, his being restricted a/c. SInce he is the sole owner now he wants to have complete control over the laptop.

PS: When he opened the User Accounts windows there was one user named "Administrator" and the a/c type was "Debugger User". Now when he wanted to change that to Administrator out comes another error
Quote:The user could not be added because the following error has occured:
The specified account name is alrady a member of the local group Click to expand...

He cant go back to Noida.
So plz tell me the solution so that a new admin and one restricted user can be created... Read more

A:Cannot Add New User in XP even by Admin A/C

Try leaving the domain first and switch to workgroup, i'm wondering if the computer is running a roaming profile and is looking to the network for the groups.
 

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I removed my original user name and created another...WELL, all my data, programs, ETC. are gone! Is there any way to get them back?

My new user profile has admin privledges yet I am unable to restore my NAV 360 back-up OR install Acrobat.

B Blake

A:Admin User

go into documents and settings folder, is your old profile still there? If so, you should be able to recover your data.

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Hi, I work for a company that has is using vista home premium. Its a small company, but we just reopened a new office. Now my problem. Someone who used to work here is the Admin on the computer in that office and I have no way to override his password that no one knows. I can only log on as a guest. I have already tried safe mode and the CMD. It brings up the enter new password and then tells me access is denied. Does anyone else no how to override or change this password?

A:Admin user

Hello Kelly, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You will need to reinstall Vista to wipe out the account.

Sorry,
Shawn

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Just did a fresh install of XP Pro due to overwhelming malware infestation, and decided this time to run two accounts, one with admin privileges and one user account with limited permissions. Combined with AVG virus protection, I figured doing all my installations under admin, and general day to day use, web surfing, etc under the user account might help prevent unauthorized access to my system.

Couple of annoying things. Prefs set for apps and utilities under admin don't stick in the user account. I install an app, launch it for the first time, set the initial preferences, then switch to the user account and I have to do it all over again. I understand they're different accounts, but some apps ask whether you want to install for "this user" or "all users," and I figured if it doesn't ask, it must be installing for all users.

Also, I sometimes get ownership errors trying to launch programs from either admin or user, saying I don't have permission to access that. Also, copying files into certain directories or from CD to HDD, I get denied due to permissions.

Was this even a good idea, doing daily work under User and administrative stuff under Admin, and if so, what am I doing wrong?
 

A:XP: Admin vs. User

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Hi. This is my first post as I am a new member, but hope someone can help. For some reason over the past week, the system has installed an Administrator on our PC and we cannot get any password to unlock it. Neither of us have set a password. We have tried just about everything we can - disable/delete account through computer management; changing the password; using the command prompt but nothing works or we just get "access denied". We do not have a USB or anything to allow changes as the system is asking for. We also do not have the original disc for the 8.1 as we upgraded online a while ago. And when I tried Microsoft "help" they wanted around £15 to send a new back up disc.
 
Because of the restrictions, we cannot download any programs etc to assist with deletion/changes so any advice/suggestions would need to NOT have to download anything or install anything.
 
Many thanks in advance.
 
Yvette

A:Windows 8.1 Admin user

Do the following and see if the new administrator disappears.
 
In the Search program and files box type cmd , when this appears in the pane above the Search box right click on it, then click on Run as administrator.
 
When the elevaded command prompt opens type in or copy and paste the following command and then press Enter.   net user administrator /active:no 
 
This will hide the default Administrator account as it normally should be.

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Hello Everyone!

I made a HUGE mistake today. I was configuring 2 'puters at a time & accidently made the only admin account into a limited account. At first, I swear, I remember seeing the at least one other account that was an admin but I guess not.

The login screen is a bit wierd as well. Instead of it being the new xp screen with the users' icon it has the old 2000 version with the window asking for the username & password.\

I tried to enter the UN in that I thought I remember seeing & a variety of possible passwords but nada.

My questions are:
1. is it possible to reverse the limited restrictions on the formerly admin account without any other admin account. This seems unlikely but I guess there has to be a way, right? (GOD!, I hioe there is a way!)

2. If there really is another admin account (it seems unlikely that windows would allow the only account to be changed to limited access) then how can I recoup the forgotten password. I didnt make a passwords disks.

I am in a super jam here folx so if any mad scientist out there can help mw out, I would forever be greatful!

Thanks in advance!
peace
rusia
 

A:Admin User Account in XP

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I have a big problem; can any one help.
I have two reg user accounts and i changed one to an administrator account that I didn't want to use regularly, but when I try to do certain things it ask for a password, but when I put my password in it says "wrong password' or something like that. I know that is the right password; so I try in safe mode it say "The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer. Also the account that I created will not show up when I restart my computer, so I can't login using that account.
Can someone please Help

A:Admin user account

Welcome

Try getting in with safe mode

Then try to access the hidden administrator.
Administrator Account

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Ok im having major issues here and Ive read everything but nothing seems to answer my specific issue.

Im using Win 7 Pro and im a user on a local work network. I have admin privileges on my network security policy.

Im trying to adjust the URC controls and Win is telling me I have to log in as administrator to reduce the security level. In addition, many common tasks I try to do are prompting me to run as admin and I have to then go and type my user id and pw.

Ive enabled the Build in Administrator and tried to adjust the setting via that method but am still receiving the promps for my local policy.

Ive adjusted the settings in the Users folder and given myself almost every privilege but again, I still cannot adjust the URC and am still being prompted to "Run as Admin" for many tasks which is becoming very annoying.

How to I fix this.

Thanks.

A:Another admin user question

Are you on a domain ?? If so, you're probably running up against domain policies. You have to talk to your domain admin about that.

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My PC has one user and on startup I want to log in to the user not to the administrator. Please help! Thank you.
 

A:login to user not admin

Welcome to TSG....

Actually you are logging in as a user but with full admin rights. If you boot in safe mode you should see several accounts administrator, your account you open on boot up and guest which is the limited account.

If yo want to go into Windows as guest then you can setup the computer for that but it will limit you to that account and its limited capabilities just go to user accounts in control panel and turn it on so you can use it.
 

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Hello all,

I went into control userpasswords2 (under "Run") and checked to not have users sign in (or unchecked the box). Now, Windows XP loads automatically and when I noticed I couldn't download or do anything, I went to user accounts in the Control Panel and there is only ONE USER, me as Owner but with limited access..where did the other users go? Why did it take away my admin access? Now when I try to Log off and back in again, it lists user as Administrator and asks for the password and when I type in the one and only password I've ever put in the computer, it denies access. I've even left it blank. I can't access the "forgotten password" disk in my A drive because I can't start in Safe mode..all I get is an endless loop of the computer coming back to the F8 screen and asking me what mode I'd like to boot in...now what do I do? Please help!

A:Am somehow now Guest User and can't log in admin

You could try cracking the password.

Windows 2000 and XP passwords are stored in a file called SAM (Security Accounts Manager). It's located in the windows\system32\config directory. Passwords are encrypted and stored within SAM as a password hash. Passwords look something like this: 8F J7 F3 GK S3 lL O4 E1 G9. To figure out your lost password, you have to extract the encrypted hash from SAM and crack it.

If no one else has any ideas that are less drastic I'll let them post before giving in-depth instructions on cracking your password.

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There's only one login on this computer, and of course, its an admin account, called Ben.

Now, its always been this way. There's never been another admin, limited, or guest account. Ever.

Recently, some of the admin options, and other stuff, is either gone, or when I try to access it, it says its been "disallowed" by the administrator. I found some fixes for most of them, and saved them as .reg files, and had to run them all every time I booted my PC.


Quote:




- In the start menu, there is no longer a "Run" option.
- When I press CTRL+ALT+DEL, I am told that the Task Manager has been disallowed by the administrator.
- In Explorer, I can no longer manually type in a destination, and am told that Access to the resource... has been disallowed.
- Also in Explorer, if I'm in a folder that has alot of items in it, and am in Thumbnail view, after a while, Explorer either closes suddenly, or gives me an error message, and re-startes explorer.exe.




To enable the Task Manager, I run a .reg file I made in Notepad that contains this:
Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000
And it usually works.

As of the other regs I had, I've gotten rid of most of them, as it was too much trouble. Is there a permanent way to fix these things?

A:Only 1 XP user, yet some admin options are gone.

your logging in as a user with admin privledges which is not the same as logging in as admin
have a read of this
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/admins.htm

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Hi,
I was using XP pro quite happily using the standard administrator logon as my logon. However, I created a second username in my name and gave myself admin rights.
Whenever XP starts now the old admin logon has disppeared (only appears in safe mode) and the only logon I have now is the new admin logon (my named one) and guest.
Well, my desktop, progs and everything were all configured fine in my old standard admin logon. Now I just want to revert back to the first admin logon and delete the second one (my named one).
Is there any way to do this? Obviously, there in no option to delete the latest admin account in control panel/user accounts and I cannot downgrade the admin account either.
This is driving me nuts!
Cheers for any help.
 

A:How to delete an admin user in XP

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My admin user disappeared from my log on screen, so I can't access any files under the user.  I've tried restarting laptop and shutting down laptop and still bringing up other user log on with letting me swap users to my admin. Any suggestions on how to get admin user back. 

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Hey peeps!

I just installed a W7 system for one of my users and I want him to be local admin. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do this. How do I do this?

Thanks so much!
 

A:Allow Local Admin for User

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Hi,

I have a program that I want a non-admin user (it's actually an Active Directory user) to be able to run. Installation is not an issue as we can have the admin do it. Currently the user is having access right issues at run time and I was wondering what sort of permissions have to be set up for this to work. Here's some specific info about the program:

- it writes to the registry (HKLM)
- it's installed inside Program Files (installation folder being C:\Program Files\ThisProgram)
- it calls up some batch files that exist in its installation folder at run time
- those batch files call up some other executables also in the installation folder (some parameters are passed to the executables by the batches)
- it references the OLEDB library in its C# source code
- it reads/writes/overwrites from/to several files that are (or will be) in the installation folder. These are txt, MS Access, and Excel files.

Any ideas on the type of permission we should set up for a regular Active Directory user? FYI we've tried providing read/write access to the registry as well as the Program Files but no luck. Thanks.

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