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Create Windows Local Admin

Hi Guys,

I have a VMware virtual machine which is failing to authenticate to the domain. I have taken it off the domain and need to add it back on, however for some reason the local admin account doesn't have admin rights!

How can I create a local admin account?

thank you in advance.
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Kay
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Do you have the Local Administrator Username and Password to login locally to the VM?
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KayAuthor Commented:
no, that's what I need. is there a hack I can use to create on?
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KayAuthor Commented:
how do I find out if there is an account with with admin right?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, you will need to do follow the following:-

http://www.kieranlane.com/2012/12/12/resetting-administrator-password-windows-2008/

It works, time and time again!

and you can reset the local Administrator password.
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KayAuthor Commented:
Thanks Andrew that's sounds excellent, I have a windows server 2008 r2 ISO somewhere within my datastores, how can I search within the data store on vsphere?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Right Click the Datastore - Browse!
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KayAuthor Commented:
but this is a long process as I have soo many datastores.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
how can I search within the data store on vsphere?

Please post a new question, this is a new question. If you've forgotton where you stored your isos.

we normally have a dedicated datastore called isos, where we stores isos.
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KayAuthor Commented:
Excellent Answer!
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