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TEMPORARILY share a folder between admin/nonadmin accounts

Q: TEMPORARILY share a folder between admin/nonadmin accounts

My laptop has only ever had one admin user account with full access to sensitive information, but I have now added a non-admin account which needs occasional access to restricted content.

I want to give temporary access only to a personal folder.

It seems that once the non admin user opens the specific restricted folder (and I input my admin password), this gives permanent access to this folder. To deny access again, I have to log back into my admin account and click 'Stop Sharing'.

Is there a way to time-out access, or have access automatically suspended via switch user/log off?

Many thanks

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A: TEMPORARILY share a folder between admin/nonadmin accounts

Instead of using Explorer you can get more control with
Net Use

Also in a command prompt run this for options list
net use /?

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Hi there, I'm sat here at my mum's at the moment, and she really needs to me help fix a computer error for her I've googled and searched and can't seem to fix the error, if you could help me asap I would really appreciate it please

Basically, she has two user accounts on her pc - both set to admin. She uses admin B all the time and admin A rarely.

Admin A contains Microsoft Office (preinstalled on the pc), but she can't access it from Admin B - which is what she ultimately wants to do.

How can I set it so she can access it from her regular admin account (B)?

I hope this is clear enough and thank so much in advance of your kind help

Happy New Year

A:2 Admin Accounts - Share Programmes? (quick help if poss please)

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I want to be able to share Administrator documents and files with user acoounts on the same computer.... without having access to the internet.

I only have one computer. But I have 7 different user accounts on that one computer. I want each of my users to have access to the Administrators documents (files and folders etc)

I went to Administrator Documents, then I Right clicked on a folder, then I clicked on Share With>specific people> I click on the user account and then I get a box saying my folder was succcessfully shared, and now I need to email a link to the specific user account.

I do all this and then switch user. I go to the users email and try to click on the link and it wont click. I try to copy and paste into the users documents, but it will not copy and paste.

I go to the user's Documents and try to see if there is a link there....but nothing is there.

What am I doing wrong?

A:one computer, 7 users accounts need to share admin documents

I looked thru HELP, but I have only a single computer. I am not trying to interact with other computers, so I cant belong to a domain, workgroup or homegroup, because all these seem to involve multiple computers.

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okay. freshly into win7 now, having obtained a new hdd for my comp. I have been running as the admin of my computer since accounts became an unavoidable thing. barring the occasional frustration-induced blunder I tend to stay Properly Paranoid in my habits to make sure I have no problems...

but win7 doesn't think that I could ever be intelligent enough to have full rights on any account other than the built-in admin account, which of course I'd want to avoid using outside emergencies that render other accounts damaged somehow.

so I'm looking to find out how to make another user account with FULL admin rights. not just the "constantly have to get permission" stuff that a standard*snort* admin account has, full rights that don't involve constantly having to "run as administrator"

yes yes I've heard people trying to get me more paranoid so that I'd endure the added hassles, all it does is make me more irate with the situation. so if noone's willing to provide me with instruction on this, it's probably best for the thread to be left to fall off the board.

A:of win7, admin rights, admin accounts, and real admin accounts

I don't know what your problem is. To make another administrator account - Start - Control panel - User Account - 
Manage another account - Create a new account - Give it a name - put a check mark for Administrator - 
click - Create Account. 

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I have outlook express for my email client. I use two accounts on my computer. My administrator account is for loading programs and admin type stuff. My user account is for surfing the web. My user account has limited access so that thing are harder to be installed on my computer from the web.

I have them sharing the OE folder. If when I try to access mail from the user account, it says I don't have enough memory and the application closes with error (0x800c012E, 5).

If I change the account type to administrator, then the problem goes away. Does anyone know of a way I can share the folder but have the user account stay limited?

Thank you.

A:Can't share OE 6.0 dbx folder with two accounts if one is "limited."

You should do away with OE altogether, it is way too 'holey' and infection-prone.
Get Mozilla Thunderbird instead.

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Okay we have a problem I am trying to automate... The issue is our users are NOT Administrators on their machines. Wooohooo you say... Well I do too in most instances. In all this is a plus but, it does not help us when we have to remote desktop into these machines and then do something as the particular user.

Here is what I have envisoned so far -

@echo off
SET /P comp=[Type Computer Name/IP Here]
SET /P user=[Type User Name Name]
:add user to local admins group
mstsc.exe /v:%comp% /f
:remote user from local admins group
:Verify Admins group settings.

The problem with this script is I am not sure what command line functions would be used to display out a remote computers local group. Also I don't know of a command that will remotely add a domain user to a remote machines local group as well as remove them. Really all items with the : in front I am a little unsure of.

Basically I am trying to automate a process of -

Having the user log off - opening the MMC connecting to another computer, adding in the user, opening remote desktop, doing the work and then removing the user from the group and then doublechecking to make sure the user is gone (this last part is imperitive as we have had some machines with the local users left in the admins group and we want to avoid it).

I was thinking a net command may work like net group or net users but nothing I have come across in the way of switches are setup for remote connection...

Any thoughts?

A:Add User to local Admin group temporarily.

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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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Basically I have two admin accounts one of which belongs to another member of family and one which belongs to me. Heres the situation:

The person who owns the other Admin account is changing my accounts password (also an admin account). Surely there is some way to make it so that I can not have my account's password changed unless it is logged on to my actual account (so my account's password can only be changed if my account is logged on?)

Is there a way?

In urgent need of help!


A:Prevent Admin Accounts From Changing Other Admin Account Passwords In Xp!

Here's an article (for Win2K) that may help: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309799But, IMO, the issue here is that the other person can't be trusted. In such a situation I'd suggest making the other account into a Standard User account - that way they won't be able to mess with your stuff, and they'll be reliant upon you for anything that requires administrative privileges.

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I am working on a 2012 ADDS based network and I have the following requirement.
I want to create a local administrator user account on the local domain computers (Win XP, 7 and 8) which will have full access on the PC but not the permission to edit other local administrator accounts.
Please advise how I can achieve this.

Thanks in advance,

A:local admin account with no permit to edit other admin accounts

Local admin account by definition has access to everything and even if it doesn't it can take ownership and give itself the rights. In other words i am not sure that you can achieve what you
are trying to do.

I would suggest create a single shared local admin account and give it your desktop admins, change the password every 60-90 days to keep it more secure. This is common practice in many


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I just bought my 15 year old son a laptop with Windows 8. I was able to set up my Admin account and his "standard" account, and put a time curfew and limits on his account, but when I logged in as him, I saw that he would be able to create another account which would pretty much defeat the whole time limit thing! Is there a way to prevent all but admin accounts to be able to create more accounts?? I'm pretty technically savvy but this new W8 is not as easy to navigate as the previous versions!! (I wouldn't mind a "classic view" either, if that exists!)

A:prevent all but admin accounts to create more accounts?

Hello cbird, and welcome to Eight Forums.

By default, standard users are not able to create new accounts or do anything that effects anything other than just their user account.

The only way a standard account is able to create a new account is if that standard user entered the administrator's password when prompted by UAC when trying to do so through the Control Panel (icon view) -> User Accounts -> Manage Accounts.

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Hi all

I can't find any mention of my problem on this or any other forum. Or at least I don't think I can... Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Here is my set-up:
Linksys DSL modem, connected to an Apple Airport Extreme wireless router. The modem is configured to be the DHCP server, the Airport is set to bridge mode. I have a new Compaq Presario desktop running Vista Home Basic with a Belkin wireless-G USB dongle. All of this discussion is about wireless, btw - I don't have a long enough CAT-5 cable to connect the Airport and PC.

I have 5 users set up on the PC - 1 true, unlocked administrator account and 4 standard users. When I boot up and connect as any of the 4 standard users they automatically detect and connect to the Airport, and receive IP addresses.

But when I change user to be the administrator the connection drops after a few seconds. The Airport network is visible to Vista, because it is in the list of available networks. But if I try to connect to it it fails, and the Vista diagnostic tool tells me it has been unable to connect 'for unknown reason'. One of the standard users used to have admin rights, and that account had exactly the same problem. If I log in from a boot-up as the administrator I also cannot connect to the network.

If the administrator account has been used and logged out the other users cannot connect to the Airport. I have to re-boot before they can connect again.

I also have a MacBook and a Nokia N95, bo... Read more

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There is a user, Dad, with admin privileges on a Windows 7 machine (this is me).

There are other users, kid1 and kid2, with no admin privileges (my kids ;-) )

I want to let kid1 and kid2 access the contents of a directory in my userspace C:\Users\Dad\ . In fact it's not at the top level, let's say it's C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud\photos (because it is). I want to let kid1 have read/write access and kid2 read only access.

I navigated my way to C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud and then right-clicked on photos, clicked on properties, clicked on the sharing tab, and did what looked like the sensible thing (gave the kids the required access).

I then logged in as kid2 and attempted to find my way to C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud\photos. I got there -- but on the way I saw far too much -- kid2 can see a complete list of the names of all files and directories in D:\Users\Dad (not ideal) and also names of all files and directories in C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud (which is not acceptable, because that is my entire life in the cloud).

Is this expected behaviour when sharing directories in Windows? If not, what did I do wrong?

If so then this is no good and I guess I need a workaround. The problem is that I am not at all sure that I can move the directory, because it part of a cloud storage service (like Dropbox, but a different company) and as far as I know that directory ...\ownCloud\photos (the one I want to share with my kids) must be a subdirectory of ...\ownCloud (the one that I really don't want my kids ... Read more

A:Admin wants to share a directory with non-admin users

NTFS Folder Permissions

I'm thinking if you create a symbolic link in C:\Users\Public you may be able to let the kids go directly to the shared folder. Perhaps then you can deny Traverse permission to block the parent folder. But I haven't done it myself.

Stoik Joker,who has the NTFS permissions page in the above link, is also a regular poster on DonationCoder.com. You may be able to ask for clarifications there. And of course someone with SysAdmin type experience may chime in here.

If you succeed using external info please post the solution.

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Computer at work does not allow administrator priveleges. System recovery tab also missing. Privileges still not accepted in safe mode. Computer has problems with missing files upon start.

Thanks for any help.


A:No Admin privileges with Admin accounts.

Your work has most likely blocked administrator privileges.

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Windows XP (and earlier?) prevented programs in the startup folder from running if I held down the shift key when logging in. This was very useful as I was able to put shortcuts to all of the programs I normally run into the startup folder but I could do a quick login (no startup programs) by simply holding down the shift key. Unfortunately, this trick does not seem to work in Windows 7. Is there a way to enable it, or an alternative method of temporarily preventing startup programs from running when I log in?

Many thanks,

A:Temporarily stop programs in startup folder

Hi Patermann, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Open msconfig, Windows built-in configuration utility (Start > Run, type msconfig, press Enter) and change boot options as you wish for instance Diagnostic Startup only loads basic services. Reboot.


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i've enabled homeshare and now can't seem to turn it off. All users on the workgroup can see all folders in homeshare. Which isn't what i want i just want to share the documents folder and that's it. ive turned off omeshare and they are all sill showing up. I've also right clicked on the documents folder and set share to everybody but it doesn't seem to show up on any of the other computers running xp. But yet all the homeshare folders do argggghh! any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:how do i share a folder on a workgroup without home share?

Hi purplemonkey1, welcome to Seven Forums.
This is how I do it. File Sharing Settings.pdf

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Hello on my network how do i share user accounts from 1 computer?

Im running 2 computers with xp pro and 1 with xp home.

A:Share user accounts

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Okay, so I just got a new laptop for light gaming and the likes and my wife has been using it on a separate account. Next morning when I get my laptop for work, I log on to my account and there is all HER programs on my account.

Any suggestions and help is appreciated.

A:I need to know how NOT to share programs and files between accounts

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Check this link for a possible solution: How to disable Advanced File Sharing in Windows 7?

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Hello i am running 1 computer on xp home and the other on xp pro and with the computer on home i want all the users on that to be shared on my network. Is there a program or can people tell me how to do it?

Thanks very much

A:network share user-accounts

this step by syep how to enable windows file sharing may help, http://howtonetworking.com/Networking/enablesharing0.htm

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We recently switched from Centennial aircard to Verizon aircard (USB760) for our laptop. We have two user accounts on our windows 7 pc. With Centennial we could switch between user accounts without closing sierra wireless manager but when I switch to another user now, a message comes up saying vzaccess manager running in another account and we cannot use the internet until we have shut it down in the account it is running in - which is a pain. I have tried right clicking vzaccess manager in all programs and it does not have a share option. I also went to properties under vzaccess manager and found a setting to share and set it up but it still will not share. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Can't share internet connection between user accounts

Internet connection sharing is typically something that's done between computers/devices, not users. It 'should' be that any available internet connection is always available to any user who logs onto the computer. However, since your network connection is being managed by the vzaccess manager, it's something of a different story entirely.

I would recommend contacting Verizon Technical Support and asking them to step you through the process of configuring your system to connect without using the vzaccess manager. Once they've done that, uninstall that program and all should be well.

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I'm trying to use PsTools to remotely send messages to clients (using the 'msg' program) regarding the network (e.g. a server is going to reboot). When using it in command prompt, it works for some machines, but for others, it errors about not being able to use the admin$ share on the target computer. I tried accessing the share via Run..., but again, it failed. The targets are all Windows XP. How do I make sure the admin$ share is accessible by the domain controller?

A:admin$ share

Usually any share with a $ on it is a default admin share and is
limited to the local computers admin acount.
You probably need to change them to standard shares by unsharing
it and clicking apply,then share it again and apply.
That should change the share to one without the $ limitation.

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Hello everyone

I dont know if this question is allowed, if not, do forgive me. Is it possible to get into a Win XP admin account without knowing the password?If so how?and is there any way to prevent it?( No, I'm not trying to ruin someone's puter, just that a relative of mine apparently had someone do it on her puter apparently and I'd like to know how he did it).The same puter has 2 admin accounts so how can one of the admins be deleted?By going into the safe mode and use the built in admin?The same for changing the admin's passy?Can we somehow disable that default built-in administrator account?*sorry for the big bunch of questions*

A:win xp admin accounts

I am waiting to see if this thread is OK. We can then go from there.

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I have a laptop that I received that I didn't want to completely wipe. I just wanted to reset the local admin.

Normally these computers just have the HD's cloned. They all use the same various domains for access.

With this one, there are no local admin accounts. I don't just mean the name "administrator". I mean there are NO local accounts with local administrator privileges. I can't even access the computer in safe mode!

I attempted to use locksmith and Sala's Password Reset tool v1.1 but I still can't login locally with any of the local accounts. I attempted to upgrade one of the default accounts to admin and then renew the password. Also tried to create a new admin account. No changes ever show up.

I've heard there are ways to kill the local admin access but I never heard of a way that totally prevents the ability to add a new admin. It seems that the only way to access the laptop is via domain login, even though there is a local computer login option.

Anyone ever seen anything like this? Know of a way to restore local access?

A:No admin accounts?

You'd probably be better off wiping it and starting from scratch. Too much of a hassle just to get it working and you'd probably still have issues later on.

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My PC for some reason has removed the administrator status from my account and therefore right now there is no administrator.
I can't download/open certain files because i'm not an administrator and when it gives me the option of typing in the administrator password, there is no spot located for me to be able to type and the 'yes' box doesn't allow me to click it either as it is grayed out.
I've attached some examples the troubles i have and what i think may be of help? sorry i'm not much of a tech person
Any help would be helpful. thank you so much ><

A:Help - No admin accounts

Windows has a built in Administrator account that is inactive by default. You have to activate it, and then make yourself an Administrator. Because you are not a administrator now, not all options are available to activate it. Start with Option 1, but I believe you need Option 4. After you are an Administrator, you should disable the built in Administrator account. This is a guide to enable it.

Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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Hello everyone

I dont know if this question is allowed, if not, do forgive me. Is it possible to get into a Win XP admin account without knowing the password?If so how?and is there any way to prevent it?( No, I'm not trying to ruin someone's puter, just that a relative of mine apparently had someone do it on her puter apparently and I'd like to know how he did it).The same puter has 2 admin accounts so how can one of the admins be deleted?By going into the safe mode and use the built in admin?The same for changing the admin's passy?Can we somehow disable that default built-in administrator account?*sorry for the big bunch of questions*

A:win xp admin accounts

Yes, there are ways of doing this, but if I tell you then I'll have to kill you. Trying to circumvent security is against Forum rules I'm afraid so we can't help you on this one.

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Friend of mine helped me with my Vista install, everything went well but now my user account is Bob rather than what I wanted. I changed the profile name but the user account (c:/Bob/<desired name>) is still listed as Bob.

I did a bunch of research online and it appears the easiest thing to do is just create a new Admin Account and then remove the old one. Just need to copy any specific data I want to keep from that other user. Simple enough... mmmm not true!

When I deleted the undesired account, it no longer displays in the manage accounts section but when I right click on the start (windows flag icon in lower left corner of desktop), select explore all users, expand the users folder (c:/users), I have several user folders listed and the ones I thought I had deleted. When I try to delete one of the undesired folders it starts to delete the files (sending them to the recycle bin, but then stops and states "The action can't be completed because the folder is open in another program, close the folder and try again.

This is extremely frustrating.. how can it be this difficult. I want to delete the old account along with all of its data. Now I have 3 accounts that I want deleted all with about 23 MB worth of data just sitting there - empty folders and files.

Please help. Thanks.

A:Help with Admin Accounts

Hello Zagith, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Double check with this tutorial to see if this is how you deleted the old user account. When you delete the old C:\Users\(user name), be sure to do it from within the new account.

Hope this helps for now,

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Hi guys, I'm having a bit of a problem here.

I've tried several times to create a guest or local account but every time I do, they are automatically changed to an administer account instead of standard. I've tried several times to manually change them from admin to standard but every time I do, when I exit out, they are changed back to admin accounts. What can I do to stop this from happening? It's incredibly frustrating.


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I have 2 Administrator accounts. How can I remove one of them? I tried control panel/user accounts while logged in as "Administrator", but it won't let me remove the other admin account....Please Help!

I am running WinXP Pro.

A:2 Admin Accounts?

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hellow everyone.i have a quick question.i use windows 8.1 pro with media center. me and one of my friend have separate accounts for each other on the same windows. we both are admin. my problem is... When I logged in to my friends account he can excess all the files on the other account. same when my friend log in to my account he can excess all his files and stuff tru my windows account. how can I fix this so That other users on my pc cant excess others files.even if your account is admin. i dont want other pepole on my pc to see what i have on my account. please help

A:need help with two admin accounts

The behavior you are seeing is by design. All admin accounts have access (or can grant themselves access) to all files on the computer. Attempting to restrict such access is an exercise in futility. Only with limited accounts are such restrictions possible.

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need help hacking into an admin account.

im limited account so i can't do very much. I have trieds to reboot in safe mode but because my log in set up is different, i can't see the admin account.

tried nearly everything. need help please!!!!!!!!

A:Admin accounts

this is against the forum rules, to help with this kind of stuff

please read the forum rules:


thread closed

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3540M CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8078 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 297 GB (66 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 07Y85M
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

Hey guys. I am trying to delete a folder in my downloads, but my computer is telling me I need admin privleges.
Yet, the thing is, I am an administrator, and I am on the user account it is asking permisson from.... what is going on?

Hitting "Try Again" does nothing , can you guys help?

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What is the best/easiest way to get a recording (video or pictures) from the windows screen.

Is there a good portable Application to do this.
What application do you use? (nonAdmin)

Is there a way?

A:Screen recording (portable/nonAdmin?)

I prefer Camtasia Studio to record my work on desktop.

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When trying to add users to a shared folder, on a server, a problem occurs in that instead of showing the user name in the security tab of the folder we get the SID (S-1-5-21-####). This happens for all users we try to add. And for users in the same and different domains. We can sign on to the users PC/servers and the server with the shared folder with no problem . There seems to be no problems with the users PC/server. The user from another domain can see a shared folder, on another server, in the same domain as the server with the problem.
Does anyone know how to resolve this problem?

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I found after the Windows Update in Nov 2017, most of PCs (more than 500) in my company change the Admin$ Share behavior. Now the Admin$ Share can read only but not writable. Any ways to fix it?

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I try to mount a network drive using command net use between 2 computers : 
Windows XP (admin$) (keyboard Qwerty, EN)
Windows 10 Pro (net use) (keyboard Azerty, FR)
net use p: \\<ip_xp>\admin$ /user:<ip_xp>\administrator  <password>
But I have the error inside the sÚcurity event viewer : 529
Something like that : 
Unknown user name or bad password
Name: susan (different every few mins)

Type: 3
Process: NTLMSSP
User Name: username
Domain: our romain
Logon ID: (0x0,0x3E7)
Process ID: 9692
Services: -
Network Address: -
Port: -


(The goal is to build a VM through VMware Converter)


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Our son's PC is running Vista Home.
There are two accounts on it, the Admin, which I setup and have password protect on it, and the other, is a "Guest" account(XP terms?).
We are having a grades issues and want to limit the PC use.
I believe I can change the password on the Admin account, can I also add a password to the Guest account?
Also, is there an easy way for him to somehow, get around this?
Thanks in advance

A:Admin and Other Accounts Question(s)

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Hey everyone, I've got a user accounts issue. Recently I noticed my main user account (the only one besides the default ones) has lost admin rights.

I don't know why, but it could be because I changed its name recently, via userpasswords2. I didn't change it's account type though. Still, if I open up the user accounts panel, it now says it's a guest account.

Now that wouldn't be much of an issue, if only the admin account wasn't disabled. And of course I can't enable it, because I don't have the rights. Safe mode didn't help either, and I can't do a system restore.

Could anyone please help me out? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Solved: No more admin accounts in XP Pro

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One of the office computers never had a password for the administrator account, and it was the only account ever used by everyone. We set a password and created a limited user account. Now when the admin account is attempted to be logged into the message: "C:\windows\system32\command.com incorrect paramaters" appears. However the limited account will login fine. When the system is started in safe mode, the admin account can be logged into.
I expect that a malware/trojen/whatever may be the culprit. Prior to the issue, Spybot removed 526 problems, but 25 needed a reboot before Spybot could remove them. I ran hijack this and saved the log before any "cleaning" of the system began. Where do I begin to correct this?

A:Admin accounts won't login

Do you use the Welcome Screen or a Logon Box.

If it's the welcome screen, press Ctrl + Alt + Del twice at the Welcome Screen. You should be able to enter the username and password there.

I'd create a second admin account in safe mode if I were you, since you said it lets you logon there.

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I recieved a computer from a friend. I have all the passwords, etc for the computer, however it used to be on a network domain and I removed all the network drives but it still says I am on the domain. Is there anyway to remove this? Also I do not want to have to scroll through tons of files to learn what is where is there anyway to reset the main account or delete it and create a new admin account? I only want one admin account and Id like it to be a fresh one. Any ideas?

A:Admin accounts- deletable or not?

I have been tr5ying to find out how to remove the domains or whatever because I do not live near the person who gave me this computer and they keep closing my board thinking I want help with "passwords" I HAVE the passwords to the computer I just want everything OFF as I am the only one using it and I have no network I need this to be on. Please help.

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About a year ago, I forgot the password to an admin account. I didn't really need it at the time. Fast foward to the present, now I decided I did. I used Ophcrack which did not work, so I used Offline NT Password & Registry Editor which worked like a charm. Now I have the problem of suddenly losing the privleges and the three accounts I tampered with. All of the accounts that werent deleted were accs that were once admin. I really need help.

A:Loss of admin accounts


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* software pirating
* hacking
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* keystroke recording software
* assistance with accessing copyrighted software programs
* Leeching on private or public WiFi/Broadband connections

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I shut the computer down yesterday and today I cannot login to my admin accounts. I am stuck on a limited account. I tried safe mode. I rechecked my user and passwords over and over. I haven't changed them. It keeps saying that my user and pass is incorrect even though it was working fine yesterday!

I can't download, restore, or anything with this Limited Account and I am going insane.

Please please help!

Please help! This is not a "icon isn't showing at windows startup" question. For some reason I cannot enable my admin accounts. Either of them. Online some say that Windows does it automatically sometimes, or that updates haven't been recently installed, or it could hackers and viruses. I really have no idea why this is happening. I'm kicked out of my own computer!

Is it possible that spybot is controlling my access to the Admin accounts for my safety?

This am I also was getting tons of pop-up error messages about a program. My pc has been running a bit slower as well ever since I added a limited account onto it.

A:Help! I can't access my Admin accounts

Hi and welcome,
Sorry about the delay, just saw the post. No, spybot would not do this. What error messages were you getting? When you boot into safe mode are you able to access the accounts? You are using the correct case for the password? If numbers are used in the password, and you are using the number pad on the right hand side, is the numlock turned on?

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Hello everyone.
Lately, I've been unable to access either of my administrator accounts, or even open the full potential of the accounts screen as I am hindered by Limited Account restrictions. My primary account was, for example, "User Name" without a password. Now, the only account I have been able to access is "User Name_2". It is a mystery to me as to where this account came from all of a sudden, and why I am unable to access the original account, but have a totally new desktop layout and everything. When I try logging in as the Windows Hidden Administrator without a password (as it is by default if I am correct), it says "unable to log you on due to an account restriction", but if I type anything in the password field, it returns an error saying that I have entered incorrect login information. Any information anyone can provide as to how I might can access my administrator accounts from my boundaries as they are right now would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


A:Locked Out of Admin Accounts


type at (if it gives you a list of jobs or says no jobs in que then your good to go)

type at <time in 24 hour format seperated by ":") 1 minute after current time /interactive cmd.exe

"at 16:34 /interactive cmd.exe"

This is system level access.

Edit: should have explained.

It runs cmd.exe from task scheduler which is above admin level. Effectivly giving you maximum permissions. Sometimes this works from guest.

Now learn how to use cmd

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A friend called me up in a panic after he got himself into a quite a pickle with his Acer Aspire S7.

He no longer wanted Account A (a MS, admin account) so he created Account B (a local, standard) and deleted Account A. He then realized the mistake he made of not having Account B have admin rights. Quite frankly I can't figure out how he deleted Account A if Account B never had admin rights. Maybe it has to do with this stupid non-local account that Windows 8.1 forces upon its users?

Anyway, he now has one account on his laptop, Account B - a local account with no admin rights. This of course means that no changes can be made to the computer in terms of settings or software installation or removal. Every time I try to do something along those lines the UAC box pops up and asks me to enter a password yet there's no password field to type in.
I tried all of the usual command prompt tricks but they fail since I can't launch an elevated command prompt.I tried booting into safe mode w/ cmd and activating the built-in Administrator account but when I reboot the account does not appear as an available account to log in as.I cannot make any changes via the Control Panel since UAC blocks those types of changes.

Do I have any other options besides going the "Reset PC" route? Of course he does not have his Windows or Office 2013 product keys so reinstalling isn't an option. I'm not sure if the "Reset PC" will wipe Office 2013 though.

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A:Win 8.1 laptop with no admin accounts

I these situations I mostly grab my Hirens. It has an
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

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I have friends coming to stay with me, and they like to use my computer. I'd like to set up other accounts (i.e. non -admin accounts) on my machine to restrict their access. How can I accompllish this?

A:How do I set up other (non-Admin) accounts in Win2000?

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looking for a decent outgoing program control firewall I come across a thread on another forum where the users and OP were arguing amongst themselves, the discussion was about outgoing protection on firewalls being "useless" ...specifically if you are running your windows as an 'admin' like most window account do... as this means any rootkit etc can bypass your firewall anyway...

im just a little confused here.... do they mean running the computer under the hidden "super administrator" account? or just "regular" administrator account? - I ask because I run my Windows 7 x64 under the default it installs in which is 'regular' admin - all the files i have can be "run as administrator" so Im assuming that under this 'regular' admin account I dont really have 'admin' privelages... ...it all gets a bit confusing... I think what Iam trying to find out is:- am I wasting my time using an outgoing firewall? - if so, why then do they bother with them if they can be bypassed when windows default installs on an admin account? - OR why dont thet mention at install of firewall that account should be dropped to 'standard' account? (I notice Avira do this before...)

im just not convinced that malware can bypass my firewall/Anti-Virus because iam on the default windows installation account and the software company that owns that security could not tell me that its 'useless on current setup' -... Read more

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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to set up a user to be an administrator in Windows 7 Ultimate...

1) I created the user as an Administrative account
2) I have turned UAC off in Conrol Panel -> Users Accounts -> Change User Account Control Settings by setting it to "Never Notify"
3) I have set UAC Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode to Elevate without prompting
4) I have set the user to the administrators group in "control userpassword2"
5) I have verified that he is a member of the Administrators group

... and yet, I am still prompted for administrative approval when I try to move/edit files in system areas. For example, if I want to move a start menu folder under "c:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu"

When I look at the file/folder permissions, the administrators group has "full control", but I keep getting prompted.

I DO NOT want to use the built-in Administrator account. I want to create a personal administrative account with the same level of access as the built-in account. Everything I've been able to find about this so far tells me to do the steps outlined above, but they don't seem to work for me. No matter what I do, UAC is getting in the way.

If anyone knows how I can fix this, please let me know.

Thanks to you all in advance,

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Hello Michael,

When it prompts you, does it require you to type in a password, or do you just have to click yes?

Thank you,

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