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Help with setting administrator's password

Discussion in 'Computers' started by John Wilson, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. John Wilson

    John Wilson Supporting Actor

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    Hi. I recently set up a new Dell computer for my son to take to college. During the initial powerup, XP PRO asked me for a administrator's password. Not having my son nearby, I skipped adding a password and continued with the setup. Now, after my son has set up himself as a user at the logon page, I can now hit control-alt-del twice and just type administrator and hit enter and it will bring up the adminstrator's desktop. This kind of defeats the purpose of having a logon for every account so... can I now add a password for the admin account without having to reinstall XP PRO?

    Thanks for your help.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. AlbertA

    AlbertA Stunt Coordinator

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    Go to control panel->computer management->Local users and groups->users->Administrator

    You can either right-click Administrator and set password or right-click Administrator->properties->uncheck "password never expires" and check "user must change password at next logon"
    Voila!
     

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