Hi, one of our users somehow managed to hose the security setting in Vista so that although all users (who were admin equivalents) can view their data they cannot copy it off to an external source, cannot browse C drive (access denied), cannot get into control panel or sharing. system restore will not work
I worked with Microsoft and tried the following, all to no avial:
*Windows repair -- can't log in a administrator, it says account is disabled
* tried using the command net user administrator /active:yes
* Tried restoring security settings using secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db /defltbase.sdb /verbose it said successfull but no change in issue
* Tried imaging machine using Shadow Protect -- it sees the size but can't explore image (almost acts like an encrypted disk, which it is not
* Tried attaching HD to another machine as a slave, Windows does not recognize and says disk must be formatted before use
Again, I can boot into Wondows and see data but can't copy it off anywhere. I cannot install anything, can't access system tools -- it's like he somehow disabled the master admin account and set everyone else to read only access.