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Enable Administrator account Windows 7 with out admin rights

Enable Administrator account Windows 7 with out admin rights
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ThorinOCommented:
Go into computer management -> local users/groups -> remove administrator from the administrators group.
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stellaradmin1Author Commented:
Why would I do that, I am trying to enable the account not remove it?
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ThorinOCommented:
To enable it, open the account and uncheck the disabled box. You will need to remove it from the administrators group if you don't want it to have admin rights.
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stellaradmin1Author Commented:
this is the only account on the pc with admin rights, will that be an issue?
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ThorinOCommented:
I would not remove administrative rights from it, I would create a new user without admin rights.
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stellaradmin1Author Commented:
it is giving me access is denied
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ThorinOCommented:
When you are trying to do what? You will need to be logged in as an administrator to make the changes.
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stellaradmin1Author Commented:
it is giving me access is denied when I create a user
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stellaradmin1Author Commented:
that is the problem, the adminstrator account is disabled and there is only 1 account in the administrator group
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Thomas Zucker-ScharffSystems AnalystCommented:
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stellaradmin1Author Commented:
for option 1 and 2 i got an access is denied, for option 3 I have alreay setup the comptuer so this is not an option.
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jasbosisCommented:
Does the account you are using have administrative rights?

you can also try this

f you have a Windows 7 installation DVD (not a recovery DVD) you can boot the system with it. Select the default language, then choose "Repair your computer". Then select "Command Prompt". At the command prompt type:

net user administrator /active:yes [enter]
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ThorinOCommented:
You can try resetting the password and enabling the account with the following http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
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jasbosisCommented:
you may have to hit ctrl+alt+del+del at the login page to log in as administrator
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stellaradmin1Author Commented:
the account I am using does not have admin rights, I will try these options.

the computer was part of a domain, the computer was deleted from AD. there was 1 local admin account that we used but since the pc lost connection to the domain the account was removed from the Administrators group, don't know why. We also had a few domain groups in the administrator group but since the domain can't see the comptuer the groups are not resolving.
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ThorinOCommented:
I would reset the password, enable it with the boot CD I linked to and you will be back in business.
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Thomas Zucker-ScharffSystems AnalystCommented:
You generally need to take care of all of this before removing it from the domain.  Once removed from the domain previously applied GPOs act wierdly.  In this case you may need to do a backup and reinstall (unless you can rejoin the domain, then take care of this and then unjoin the domain).
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stellaradmin1Author Commented:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/102552-built-administrator-enable-winre.html

Method 2 worked.

The problem was someone removed the PC from AD, this screwed up everything.
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stellaradmin1Author Commented:
OK to close
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