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admin account in vista?

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We all know and love the easy to which the admin account in XP is accessed but it appears vista has made this more difficult!

If, like me you have several PC's and laptops it can be hard to remeber every password on every system. Or, what if an employee decides to change a PW just before quiting? What do you do?

Well I suggest on all your PC's including your personal you do the following

start > type "cmd" > run it as administrator > type "net user administrator /active:yes"

Remember without quatations!

Now log off and you will see the administrator account!

Set a Password for this account and your set now you can fix anything anyone try's to mess up!

BUT, what if you have a crafty employee who disables the admin account and you can no longer see it?

I can't help you cause this happened to me and we couldn't fix it.

I was told to boot from the cmd prompt on the repair console of the DVD and that did not work, so if anyone knows how to do this plz help!
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so is this possible through the recovery console? or if theres a way to activate it through the recovery console let me know.
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You can use this utility to reset passwords on vista, xp etc. its linux based though so you will have to muddle through it.

http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html
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TYVM..........

I tried the recovery console, did not work I will try this

http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html

and i will post here!
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