My problem is simple. Accidentally deleted User Profile from Windows 2008 server. In doing so, the end user w/that user profile has been locked out of the PC that is logged in and connected to the network. Only 2 administrators on the PC,
the user profile that has since been deleted and no longer allowed entry to the PC, and the built in administrator that shows "Your account has been disabled. Please see your system administrator." I have recreated another user profile on windows
server with the same credentials, and tried logging in to the PC that way, and all it did was create another user profile on the local machine which doesn't have administrator rights. I have a way of transferring the user profile settings that was previously
deleted, but need admin rights. I have tried to boot safe mode under the only account that allows me to log in(new one with no admin rights), and fix the administrator lock out issue with no luck, all it says is access denied.
Question is, how do I gain access to the administrator account and enabling it from "account is disabled" in safe mode when i dont have another administrator account that will allow those changes to be made?
Generally if the last user account with administrative access is deleted, the built-in Administrator account should be automatically enabled unless the machine is part of a Windows/AD Domain.
If you still need access to the built-in administrator account, you will need to open an administrative command prompt (so you still need an administrative account and password) and type: net user administrator /active:yes.
This will enable the built-in account.
If you has domain admin in your environment. We may achieve it through creating a new account with admin privilege by the domain admin.
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