how to enable admin account in win 7 with no other admin access

Posted on 2011-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
Hi all.

Got a situation here.

I have lost the domain account for my win 7 PC. I cannot logon as the domain admin and the local win 7 admin account is disabled.

How can I enable the local admin when I don't have an admin-level logon to start with.

I restarted with the win 7 CD, got to a prompt and ran the net user administrator command which said it worked but the local admin account is still disabled


Question by:tracyprier
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    by:Sekar Chinnakannu
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    Your query sounds fishy. How can someone lose the domain password? Don't your establishemnt have the password secured under lock and key for emergencies like this?

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    Hi sekarc4u:

    tried it, as mentioned in orig post although it says successful when I reboot the pc and try to login it still says the admin is disabled
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    These all assume you are already logged on as an administrator. I am not. I can only login as user which is NOT an admin.
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    Used the little enableadmin utility... worked a treat :)

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