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Local admin account

Hi I have a windows 7 machine that lost connection to the domain and we can therefor not logon to it. I need to enable the (Hidden) local administrator account remotely via command line.

Please help with the command line script to enable the account reometly from a different machine
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X_layerCommented:
Try to run this command with psexec:
psexec \\machine net user administrator /active:yes

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h3nnysAuthor Commented:
got the error saying:

couldn't access \\zolekace
the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary DC failed

Any suggestions ?
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X_layerCommented:
I hope that you've set administrator password. Then you can start computer in safe mode and login with administrator account. Then activate admin account with this command or trough MMC.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Can you temporarily add the computer back to its domain for the sole purpose of making a new local account that is a member of the adminstrators group?   .... Thinkpads_User
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h3nnysAuthor Commented:
I can not logon to the Workstation at all I have NO access  to that pc and the only way to add it to the domain is through the local admin account so your question does not make much sense to me
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X_layerCommented:
Did you set password for admin account? Did you tried boot into safe mode and logon?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Your first post says the computer lost its connection to the domain. So I worded my post badly. What I was hoping was that you could reconnect it and it would connect itself to the domain. ... Thinkpads_User
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you have no access and safe mode does not work, boot with a bootable CD, recover what information you need on a USB key, and then re-install Windows 7 from the media that came with the PC or from its recovery partition.

... Thinkpads_User
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
Use the last user that was able to logon.  
1: I would disconnect your computer from the network and try to logon as this user.
2: The credentials should be cached.  
3: Once in reconnect the network wire or wifi.
4: Then try to rejoin the domain with the domain admin account.
5: This should re-establish the trust.

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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
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If you are running Win7 you can take advantage of GPP's and set the Local Administrators password from Group Policys.  This will help you standardize the network clients.

http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Top5-Security-Settings-Group-Policy-Windows-Server-2008.html  (Focus on the user not the group)

This is the link that also has a script that can me used at logon.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverGP/thread/b1e94909-bb0b-4e10-83a0-cd7812dfe073/
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