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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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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) 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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