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Access to shares using account Admin instead Administrator does not work

Q: Access to shares using account Admin instead Administrator does not work

Under Win I set up an additional user account named quot admin quot which is member of the user group quot Administrators quot The predefined account quot Administrator quot is disabled I did this on all four PC's in my home network All PC's are using Windows pro except one which is already upgraded to Windows pro All PC's are members of a work group On one PC I set up some shares which can be accessed by all users for reading very easy because all accounts exist on each PC and the passwords for the accounts are the same on each PC What shares Admin Access account not Administrator does to using instead work now happens or Access to shares using account Admin instead Administrator does not work better to say not happens is the following A normal user on a PC can access the shares on the Win PC providing the shares without any problems The user quot admin quot can not access The error message tells me that the account is not enabled This happens on the Windows PC and on one Windows PC It works without Access to shares using account Admin instead Administrator does not work any problems from the Access to shares using account Admin instead Administrator does not work third PC When I enabled the account quot Administrator quot on the Win PC providing the shares it works It seems that Windows uses the wrong credentials to connect to the share It is confusing that it occurs only on two of three PC's If someone could help I would be grateful

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A: Access to shares using account Admin instead Administrator does not work

Hi Biker,
Thank you for your question.
For troubleshooting, we could do the following steps:

Configure the share file on other PC, then use this account which has admin permission to check if the issue persistDelete this account profile on two PCs which share didn?t work, then rebuild the Windows profile to check if the issue persistTurn off Windows firewall on two PCs to check if the issue persist
If there are any questions regarding this issue, please be free to let me know.
Best Regard,

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Jim Xu
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You need to add your new local account to the administrators group. To do this log in with your original Administrator account. Then open an elevated command prompt (right click on start and select Command Prompt (admin).

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Read this tutorial and see if it helps any...
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Have You taken ownership of them?
This should work in windows 8.1 too. It works in My Windows 8.
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Read the directions.

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A:cannot access admin account

I've encounter this problem in win xp not in vista yet. But I believe the solution maybe about the same. Do you now using guest profile,normal user profile or admin profile? Because you say that the pc has 4 accounts that has password protected as well as admin. I suggest you read:

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A:Can not access Administrator Account.

Try booting the computer into Safe Mode and log in as the Administrator. or you can Disable the Local Administrator account
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You should find, at the log on (with the display pictures you click), if you pres ctrl+alt+del TWICE, it should bring up a log in box where you can type Administrator as the username, and then your password.

(You may need to try this in safe mode, if it's XP Home)
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Is yours the only admin account on the computer?

How did your wife "uninstall" the program? Did she use the Windows utility in Add/Remove programs or just delete files?
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See here:

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If XP Home, reboot to safe mode.
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A:Unable to access administrator account

have you created a password reset disc/usb??

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Hmmm, the User account you setup during install is an Admin Account-did you use the Hidden Admin account to reduce the priviledge to standard User?
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Are you the owner of the PC or is it someone elses'?
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Quote: Originally Posted by curtfh

...I actually have to type the name and password in and it says that it is incorrect....

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Check 'file and printer sharing' in Windows firewall and make sure it's ticked,

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Log into the account and remove the password from there.
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I found this on another site. I also checked three other Internet references and they pointed to the following. It seems this may help you. However someone with more experience may have some other suggestions. Please read the following:

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Still Learning, Learning Still.

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Hello Skeet, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Just to note, that while signed in to the built-in elevated "Administrator" account, Store apps will not work.

Your other files are not missing, but just in the other account's "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder instead. Since the built-in Administrator is a separate account, it will have it's own "C:\Uses\Administrator" folder and settings.

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Acerman why don't you clone the drive yourself it is really not that hard with Macrium Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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A:Account(admin rights) denied all access IMMEDIATELY upon log-in

Does Safe Mode function normally?
That is to say if you boot in safe mode are you able to perform basic functions and use the system to some extent?

If this is not a registry or av/security related problem the easiest fix would likely be SFC
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Some more specific detail of the nature of the problem and less of what you have done may be of assistance too.
If this is a problem with admin priveldges you are honestly probably better off doing a repair install
Repair Install
Than digging around trying to find the one setting responsible for the problem.
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UAC - try disabling it then do what you need to do: Turn User Account Control on or off

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Quote: Originally Posted by Rava

Isn't the hidden administrator account supposed to have access to everything? It seems to be acting like a normal administrator account.

Welcome to SF

All accounts with administrative privileges are equally "powerful". That doesn't mean they always have access to everything, but that they can deactivate and even reverse any and all security barriers put in their way, thereby gaining access to anything, should they really wish to do so.

Quote: Originally Posted by Rava

Some background: I originally had the Windows 7 RC on my computer and the hidden administrator account seemed to be able to access everything. I recently did a clean install of Windows 7 Professional OEM and have been trying to get this functionality back.

What you're probably experiencing is an inability to access content whose security descriptors only allow access by the previous installation's accounts. If that's the case, you can simply "take ownership" (there are several tutorials on that topic around here) and the files will become "yours".

Quote: Originally Posted by Rava

I don't plan on using it often, but there are a couple restricted folders I need access to and I don't like the idea of not having full control of my computer if I need it.

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Good method to mess up Windows install once and for all Stop messing with the permissions imho.
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While logged in as UserName you can set file and folder permissions to the folders you would like and explicitly deny access to a particular folder. To do so simply follow this tutorial - Folder Permissions

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Did try to attach screen shots but didn't work.

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A:Admin Account Cannot Access Contol Panel or Windows Update

Try this: Set Program Access and Computer Defaults - Enable or Disable

Have you attempted a AV scan?

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1) See attachment
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4) Some programs have issues writing to the C drive, in particular C:/Program Files and C:/Program Files (x86)

I apologize in advance if I do not provide ample information. If more is needed to correctly diagnose this issue, I will be actively checking this thread today and tomorrow.

A:Primary drive got giving full access to my account, which is set admin

The writes to folders under Program Files and variants will be blocked. If you have scripts and other utilities that use the location of the exe as the place to write .ini or other data files, as many of mine do, you can get around it by "installing" them in a folder directly under C:. I put all my scripts and small utilities in C:\Utils but you can create any folder name.

The other items such as wallpaper or splash screens, perhaps someone into customization has run into and may have suggestions.