A guide to adding the Administrator to the Welcome screen

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    knightcrawler

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    Logging on as Local Administrator

    If you are having trouble logging on as the built-in Administrator account under 5308, you will need to make some registry modifications to display the Administrator account.
    1. <LI>Log in using the account you created during the Windows Vista setup process. <LI>From the Start menu, click All Programs and then expand Accessories. <LI>Right click on “Command Prompt” and click “Run as Administrator”. <LI>Click on “Allow” from the Windows Security dialog. <LI>In the Command Prompt window, type “regedit” (without the quotes) and press Enter. <LI>In the Registry Editor, browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon <LI>Add a new key called “SpecialAccounts” (without the quotes). <LI>In the “SpecialAccounts” key you just made, create a sub-key called “UserList” (without the quotes) <LI>Make sure you are navigated to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList <LI>In the “UserList” key, create a new DWORD (32-bit) item and name it Administrator. <LI>Double click on the new DWORD item and set its value to 1. <LI>Close Registry Editor and the Command Prompt. </LI>

    I'll export my key later and upload it.

    PS: I would password protect the Built in Admin account.
     
    knightcrawler, Mar 15, 2006
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