For our simple 20 machine network at the Factory we do not use Domains, just a Workgroup and a common Password on the Administrator account; this enables us to map drives between machines with minimal IT support overheads. We still mainly run W2k, but have a few machines with XP and Vista: however, having trialled W7 pre-release and found it much better, we plan to move these machines over to W7 and have a number of W7-Proffesional copies now ready to install..
I have today just bought a new machine with W7 Home Premium pre-installed, and as I will want to occssionally take it into the Factory and put it on the network was configuring it accordingly. However, I do not seem to be able to access the Administrator account at all as:
1) The 'control usepasswords2' option returns a screen, but not with the Administrator account visible, and using the 'Advanced' button returns 'This option is not supported in this version'
2) The Cmd line 'net user administrator /active:yes' returns 'system error 5 has occured: access is denied'
So... do I have a problem - or does someone know a way of enabling the root Administrator account?
Hope so, thanks in advance, Richard.