From: Malke (notreally_at_invalid.com)
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 19:27:55 -0800
> I have redirected the 2 accounts on my computer to be "limited users",
> also kept an "Administrator" with a password. When I log on, I can
> select my name or my roomates, but I cannot see the Administrator
> account as a selection anymore.
> Under control panel, I cannot access the Administrator account.
> What did I do wrong, and how can I get back to the Administrator
> account (to load programs, etc).
You didn't do anything wrong. As soon as you make a new account with
administrator privileges, the built-in Administrator account is hidden.
This is to keep you from using it; it is only to be used in an
emergency as a fail-safe account.
If you have XP Pro, at the Welcome Screen do Ctrl-Alt-Del twice and
you'll get the classic logon box. You can type Administrator in the
username space and the password (if any). If you have XP Home, the
normally hidden Administrator account can be accessed in Safe Mode.
If you feel you want the Administrator account to appear on the Welcome
Screen, MVP Kelly Theriot has a tweak:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm - Enable/Disable
Administrator on the Welcome Screen (Line 5)
-- MS-MVP Windows User/Shell Elephant Boy Computers www.elephantboycomputers.com "Don't Panic"