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Create Windows Local Admin

Posted on 2014-04-28
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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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Do you have the Local Administrator Username and Password to login locally to the VM?
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by:Kay
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no, that's what I need. is there a hack I can use to create on?
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by:Kay
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how do I find out if there is an account with with admin right?
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Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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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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by:Kay
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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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Right Click the Datastore - Browse!
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but this is a long process as I have soo many datastores.
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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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Excellent Answer!
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