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no administrator access with administrator account win 8

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  • I set up a Media Center pc. All that’s on it is Win 8 Pro with Media Center. It’s in my entertainment center and that’s all it’s used for. There’s one local account on it with administrator level access and it’s rebooted only every week or two. The other day I tried to reset the time and got an access error. I had lost my administrator privileges on my local account. I started CMD with administrator privileges and ran net user administrator /active:yes. When I signed in as administrator I was able to set the time but when I tried to access another account in User Accounts it wouldn’t let me. So I can’t reset the local account to give administrator access even with the hidden administrator account.

    How can I set both accounts to give administrator access?

    Friday, March 01, 2013 6:36 PM

Answers

  • Sorry for this question, but for sure: have you used priviledged command prompt?

    Try to set a scheduled task with SYSTEM account that will run what you need including user manager.

    Refresh is the last resort to escape from this status.

    Regards

    Milos

    Saturday, March 02, 2013 3:01 PM
  • Hi,

    could you please type

    c:\windows\system32>whoami/all

    This will display the information about your current used account (the one you use to start the command prompt) and, most importantly, about the security privileges of the account's token.

    NOTE: Please run that at the elevated command prompt. To start the command prompt elevated, hold Ctrl+Shift keys pressed when clicking Command prompt icon on the Start screen.


    Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

    Saturday, March 02, 2013 6:25 PM

All replies

  • Sorry for this question, but for sure: have you used priviledged command prompt?

    Try to set a scheduled task with SYSTEM account that will run what you need including user manager.

    Refresh is the last resort to escape from this status.

    Regards

    Milos

    Saturday, March 02, 2013 3:01 PM
  • Hi,

    could you please type

    c:\windows\system32>whoami/all

    This will display the information about your current used account (the one you use to start the command prompt) and, most importantly, about the security privileges of the account's token.

    NOTE: Please run that at the elevated command prompt. To start the command prompt elevated, hold Ctrl+Shift keys pressed when clicking Command prompt icon on the Start screen.


    Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

    Saturday, March 02, 2013 6:25 PM