Securing Recovery Console

Posted on 2004-10-31
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I have installed the recovery console under Win XP home and it keeps asking for the Administrator's password. I can get in by just pressing return. Can this password be set to secure the console?

I tried adding Administrator to the system but it said that that user already existed. How can I set this password?


Question by:aecooper
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    Tony ,

    There should already be an inbuilt administrator account (username = administrator)
    You can set password to that so that you would be asked for that same password when you work on recovery console

    Follow this
    and then when you restart you would be show the name administrator in the welcome screen
    go inside that
    then go to control panel > user accounts and set password to the adminsitrator there

    now use recovery console and it should ask for that password

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    If that show administrator doesnot work ,
    restart your system and go inside safe mode

    There check if you see the name administartor in the welcome screen. if yes, go inside and set the password as previously explained
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    Another way you can do that, without editing the registry.
    Right Click My Computer>Manage
    In the COmputer Management window that opens, in the left hand side pane, click on teh '+' sign next to 'Local Users and Groups' to expand it. Click on 'Users'. In the right hand side pane, right click on administrator and click on 'set password'
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    Author Comment

    Many thanks sunray - your answer was spot on :-) many thanks.
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