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Disable Admin acct OR remove logon screen?


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#1 Netghost56

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 08:14 AM

Admin acct was enabled during malware cleanup. I've tried the 'net user Administrator /active:no' and it's not working.

 

Need to be able to boot straight to desktop.

 

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 08:19 AM

Hi Netghost56 :)

Did you run the command inside a command prompt opened with Admin Rights (right-click on cmd and select Run as Administrator)?

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 08:25 AM

Hi!

 

Yes I have done that. Still boots to logon screen.



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Posted 01 May 2015 - 08:25 AM

Is the Administrator account still showing on the logon screen, or just yours and you have to click on it?

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 08:27 AM

Admin acct is still showing.



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Posted 01 May 2015 - 08:32 AM

What edition of Windows Vista do you have? You can find that out by clicking on the Start Menu, right-clicking on Computer and selecting Properties. From there, at the top of the System window, it'll display it.

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 08:37 AM

Vista Home Premium x86 OEM :)



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Posted 01 May 2015 - 08:42 AM

Alright, right-click on Computer, but this time select Manage. Do you have an option in the left tab called Users and Groups? If so, go under it and select Users. If you see the Admnistrator account listed, right-click on it, select Properties and check the option to disable the account.

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 08:48 AM

No I don't have that option.



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Posted 01 May 2015 - 08:57 AM

Press on the Win Key + R keys, and enter secpol.msc. Do you have the Local Security Policy window that opens?

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 09:03 AM

No I do not.



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Posted 01 May 2015 - 09:34 AM

You can try to boot in Safe Mode, launch the net user command from there, then restart and see if the Admin account still shows up.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/#vista

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 10:29 AM

Fixed!

 

Booted into Safe Mode, and went into the System Properties. There was an "Admin" user still listed under User Profiles. Deleted that and Voila! Booting into desktop now.

 

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 10:35 AM

No problem Netghost, glad that you got it all solved out :)

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