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Req: Help I have lost my admin account on Winxp

 
 
Nathan Mercer
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      12-20-2004
Dave - Dave.net.nz wrote:
> wogers nemesis wrote:
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>> You can set automatic logins by from the Run item on the Start menu using
>> this command: control userpasswords2

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>> I don't think you can delete the "true" administrator account..

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> I dont believe you can... however you can remove it's admin rights, and
> make it a guest.
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> I do this on my home machine, that way if it ever does get compromised
> as someone bruteforcing the administrator password, it gives them a
> guest account, with no access to do anything


Rename that Administrator account, then create a new one with the
original name and with little or no privs, as you suggest.
 
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