Posted 18 April 2009 - 07:45 PM
Hello most excellent group!
My friend across the country got an XP pro box as a gift, and I cannot get admin privileges.
I just wanted to create a new account for him with admin privs, but when logged in as administrator,
the interface is not there to create a new account (behaving like a user account).
I do not know the history of this PC, but I think there have been security restrictions put onto the admin account.
Is there an easy way to restore the default security policy in XP? Or at least a way to remove the restriction on account creation with privs?
This is a new one on me.
It's easy to tell me to re-install, but he is a fairly inexperienced user who can't handle that, and he's 3000 miles away.
Any clues out there?
I was gonne A:B the local users and groups settings with my pc, and review security policies too.
Not sure where to find these controls. I just want it to behave like a normal XP pro box admin account.
Frank O' The Mountain
Doing more stupid before 5AM than most people do all day.