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#1 stotti

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:08 AM

can some 1 please tell me if i can access/disable the administrator account........without actually being administrator??? just a simple yes or no answer would be nice, but if the answer is yes, please explain :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:21 AM

Nope, I don't think so. Changing accounts requires administrator privileges.

And if the answer is yes I don't think you will find help here at Bleeping Computer as we do not help people get around security measures here.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:42 AM

The administrator account shouold never be disabled anyway.
Accounts may be added, but the original administrator account is necessary to keep.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 02:24 PM

The answer is yes (Windows did it in Vista).

The explanation is just too durned complicated for me to explain (because I don't understand most of it)

But, the basic problem is that there are certain functions reserved for the Administrator only that wouldn't be able to be accessed.

And looking at it from the worst case scenario - what happens if you delete all the other administrative accounts? There's no way to get back into the settings.

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