Domain Admin Account Disabled

Wow !!! Got A Winner Here.

Recieved a Call, Where an Admin was following Security Proceedures, to change admin Name.

He Disabled the Domain Admin ( Only one on Network No other Admin ) and was called away for a task.

Well the Screen Saver kicked in and now he cannot login.

He called my office on my New Task but I need Help?

How do I Enable the Administrator in order to get control of my network again.


Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAsked:
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How about the enterprise admin account?
Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Only Administratro was in Enterprise Account

This may help:

How to log on to Windows Server 2003 by using Safe mode
To log on to Windows by using the disabled local Administrator account, start Windows in Safe mode. Even when the Administrator account is disabled, you are not prevented from logging on as Administrator in Safe mode. When you have logged on successfully in Safe mode, re-enable the Administrator account, and then log on again. To do this, follow these steps:

    Start the computer, and then press the F8 key when the Power On Self Test (POST) is complete.
    From the Windows Advanced Options menu, use the ARROW keys to select Safe Mode, and then press ENTER.
    Select the operating system that you want to start, and then press ENTER.
    Log on to Windows as Administrator. If you are prompted to do so, click to select an item in the Why did the computer shut down unexpectedly list, and then click OK.
    On the message that states Windows is running in safe mode, click OK.
    Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
    Expand Local Users and Groups, click Users, right-click Administrator in the right pane, and then click Properties.
    Click to clear the Account is disabled check box, and then click OK.

Note If the server is a domain controller, the Local Users and Groups are not available in Computer Management. To enable the Administrator account, follow these steps:

    Start your computer in to Safe mode with networking support.
    Log on as the administrator.
    Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press Enter.
    At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press Enter:
    net user administrator /active:yes
    Restart your computer.

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How to log on to Windows Server 2003 by using the Recovery Console
You can use the recovery console to access the computer even if the local Administrator account is disabled. Disabling the local Administrator account does not prevent you from logging on to the recovery console as Administrator.

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if you have access to a dc command prompt, maybe this would work: Net user administrator /active:yes
If they can remember the DSRM password (and have a working backup just in case, since it requires a hard reset of the server because nobody can restart it properly ...), follow the procedure I described here:
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