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Server Administration & Management

Add Administrator Account to Log In Screen

When Windows XP is first installed it requires you to enter at least one name of a user who will access the computer. Once you create this name the default Administrator account vanishes. To access it, press Ctrl-Alt-Delete twice at the Welcome screen to retrieve the standard Windows 2000 logon dialog. Log on as Administrator from this point. To log the Administrator off, click [Start] [Log Off] and [Log Off] when the [Log Off Windows] selection box appears. The Log On screen with the available users will be displayed.

To Make the Administrator Account Always Visible on the Login Screen

Start –> Run –> Regedit –> Registry Key

HKEY_LOCALMACHINE –> SOFTWARE –> Microsoft –> Windows NT –> CurrentVersion –> Winlogon –> SpecialAccounts –> UserList –> Modify/Create the Value Data Type(s) and Value Name(s) as detailed below

Data Type: DWORD// Value Name: Administrator
Setting for Value Data: [0 = Disabled / 1 = Enabled]
Exit Registry and Reboot

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July 14, 2011 Posted by | Windows | | Leave a comment