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Posted on 2004-04-27
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When I was setting up the users on a computer, I accidently deleted the Administrator account.  Is there any way I can get it back without re-installing Windows 2000?
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The administrator account cannot be deleted only renamed
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right click my computer >manage>users and groups>users

it should be on the right hand side :)
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I tried that.  It says that access is denied.
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Let me be a little more specific.  It shows the administrator account, but I can't log on with it.  I also tried to change the password and it says access is denied.
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force a password change with

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/
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Are you trying to change it with an account with administrative rights?
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Thanks Pete.  The offline password recovery worked great.
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ThanQ
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I deleted by mistake the Admin account but when i was trying to use that tool the administrator account it was not listed so i cannot reset the admin password can somebody help me with this issue?
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