Logon as admin

Posted: 01-21-2009, 06:22 PM
Hi

I have XP Pro, I am the only user and there is no logon screen, it boots
straight into Windows.

When I try to make changes to the startup programs in MSCONFIG I get an
error box saying that I need to logon as the administrator.

How do I do that?

thanks

Daniel

Logon as admin


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John John (MVP)
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Re: Logon as admin
Posted: 01-21-2009, 06:54 PM
Hold the Shift key when the computer boots and you will bypass the
Autologon and be presented with a logon screen, if you don't see the
logon screen press Ctrl+Alt+Del twice and it will show. You can also do
this without a reboot, you only need to log off or Fast User Switch from
your Windows session to log on as a different user. You can also use
the "RunAs" feature to run certain commands with elevated administrator
privileges.

That being said I think that you are probably (or might already be)
logged on as an administrator, run one of the following commands at the
Command Prompt and you will see if you are already a member of the
Administrators group:

net localgroup administrators

or

net user "Your User Name"

To obtain "Your User Name" issue the following command:

set username

If you are already a member of the Administrators group you have other
problems.

John


Daniel wrote:
> Hi
>
> I have XP Pro, I am the only user and there is no logon screen, it boots
> straight into Windows.
>
> When I try to make changes to the startup programs in MSCONFIG I get an
> error box saying that I need to logon as the administrator.
>
> How do I do that?
>
> thanks
>
> Daniel
Daniel
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Re: Logon as admin
Posted: 01-21-2009, 07:53 PM
Thanks, all fixed

regards

Daniel

"John John (MVP)" <audetweld@nbnet.nb.ca> wrote in message
news:#d1opm$eJHA.1288@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Hold the Shift key when the computer boots and you will bypass the
> Autologon and be presented with a logon screen, if you don't see the logon
> screen press Ctrl+Alt+Del twice and it will show. You can also do this
> without a reboot, you only need to log off or Fast User Switch from your
> Windows session to log on as a different user. You can also use the
> "RunAs" feature to run certain commands with elevated administrator
> privileges.
>
> That being said I think that you are probably (or might already be) logged
> on as an administrator, run one of the following commands at the Command
> Prompt and you will see if you are already a member of the Administrators
> group:
>
> net localgroup administrators
>
> or
>
> net user "Your User Name"
>
> To obtain "Your User Name" issue the following command:
>
> set username
>
> If you are already a member of the Administrators group you have other
> problems.
>
> John
>
>
> Daniel wrote:
>> Hi
>>
>> I have XP Pro, I am the only user and there is no logon screen, it boots
>> straight into Windows.
>>
>> When I try to make changes to the startup programs in MSCONFIG I get an
>> error box saying that I need to logon as the administrator.
>>
>> How do I do that?
>>
>> thanks
>>
>> Daniel
>
John John (MVP)
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Re: Logon as admin
Posted: 01-21-2009, 07:59 PM
You're welcome.

John

Daniel wrote:
> Thanks, all fixed
>
> regards
>
> Daniel
>
> "John John (MVP)" <audetweld@nbnet.nb.ca> wrote in message
> news:#d1opm$eJHA.1288@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>
>> Hold the Shift key when the computer boots and you will bypass the
>> Autologon and be presented with a logon screen, if you don't see the
>> logon screen press Ctrl+Alt+Del twice and it will show. You can also
>> do this without a reboot, you only need to log off or Fast User Switch
>> from your Windows session to log on as a different user. You can also
>> use the "RunAs" feature to run certain commands with elevated
>> administrator privileges.
>>
>> That being said I think that you are probably (or might already be)
>> logged on as an administrator, run one of the following commands at
>> the Command Prompt and you will see if you are already a member of the
>> Administrators group:
>>
>> net localgroup administrators
>>
>> or
>>
>> net user "Your User Name"
>>
>> To obtain "Your User Name" issue the following command:
>>
>> set username
>>
>> If you are already a member of the Administrators group you have other
>> problems.
>>
>> John
>>
>>
>> Daniel wrote:
>>
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> I have XP Pro, I am the only user and there is no logon screen, it
>>> boots straight into Windows.
>>>
>>> When I try to make changes to the startup programs in MSCONFIG I get
>>> an error box saying that I need to logon as the administrator.
>>>
>>> How do I do that?
>>>
>>> thanks
>>>
>>> Daniel
>>
>>
 
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