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    Admin Account

    cmd window.JPGI saw a command prompt command in a similar thread, I think by Ted that to enable the hidden administrator account to type in and elevated command prompt net user administrator active yes, with slashes and a colon. Well it said the syntax was wrong so I typed it as above and it completed with "command completed successfully" but when I went to control panel users, I see no such account. I had wanted to put a password on it so as to close a potential back door, So can someone please tell me exactly what I have done, and how to accomplish what I set out to do? As ever, I know there will be a response, and it will be correct. This is the best site on the net for any q&a on anything pc!

    joela Win7 hp dell studio 8100 8gb ram 1.5tb wd hdd, (various other hw and sw none relevant to this)

    PS Original thread was titled "User Accounts"
    Last edited by joela44; 2011-04-27 at 19:55. Reason: name of original thread found

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    Is this the thread you are talking about. The link provided does indeed shown how to do what you are talking about.
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    In an elevated command prompt enter:

    net user administrator *

    You should be prompted for a password for the administrator account.

    Joe

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