Windows User Accounts

Posted: 08-16-2008, 06:02 AM
I got a windows vista with an existing admin account - OwnerPC

my little sister created a user account (Mickey) and
assigned a password in it.

Now everytime i try to install something or run windows
updates, it prompts the user password for Mickey (Enter user password
for Mickey)


But after typing the correct password, it says, user doesnt
have any access or isnt authorized for this kind of operation, only
enter an administrator password for this.

But there isnt any administrator password for it though

any help will be highly appreciated!

thanks!

Windows User Accounts


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Spaceman
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Re: Windows User Accounts
Posted: 08-17-2008, 04:33 PM

Can you login to OwnerPC without a password?
If so, Login and set a password.
Start
Control Panel
User Accounts and Family Settings
User Accounts
Click on OwnerPC and
then click
Change your password
Fill all the spots in and then click
Change Password.

While you are there click on Mickey
and make sure Mickey is a standard user
unless you do want to allow Mickey (your sisters account)
to install software, if so make sure Mickey is an administrator.
I hope this helps ya.

--
James M Driscoll Jr
MCTS (Vista)
Spaceman


"ChiWhiteSox" <ChiWhiteSox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:55A8C113-5D6F-4E6C-A56C-B1713002A8E7@microsoft.com...
>I got a windows vista with an existing admin account - OwnerPC
>
> my little sister created a user account (Mickey) and
> assigned a password in it.
>
> Now everytime i try to install something or run windows
> updates, it prompts the user password for Mickey (Enter user password
> for Mickey)
>
>
> But after typing the correct password, it says, user doesnt
> have any access or isnt authorized for this kind of operation, only
> enter an administrator password for this.
>
> But there isnt any administrator password for it though
>
> any help will be highly appreciated!
>
> thanks!
ChiWhiteSox
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Re: Windows User Accounts
Posted: 08-18-2008, 05:08 AM
i tried to logoff / switch user, but the only user i see is the OwnerPC one,
i dont see 'Mickey' (really strange)

but whenever i go to the User Accounts, manage users / set password... (all
the options under User Accounts) always pops up a window saying : Enter
Password for Mickey or any administrator Password.

Then after correctly typing the password for Mickey , it says, this user is
not authorized to do so and so....

I think that OwnerPc became a normal user? any other means to do a backdoor
on user accounts or delete that 'Mickey' account?

thanks!

"Spaceman" wrote:
>
> Can you login to OwnerPC without a password?
> If so, Login and set a password.
> Start
> Control Panel
> User Accounts and Family Settings
> User Accounts
> Click on OwnerPC and
> then click
> Change your password
> Fill all the spots in and then click
> Change Password.
>
> While you are there click on Mickey
> and make sure Mickey is a standard user
> unless you do want to allow Mickey (your sisters account)
> to install software, if so make sure Mickey is an administrator.
> I hope this helps ya.
>
> --
> James M Driscoll Jr
> MCTS (Vista)
> Spaceman
>
>
> "ChiWhiteSox" <ChiWhiteSox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:55A8C113-5D6F-4E6C-A56C-B1713002A8E7@microsoft.com...
> >I got a windows vista with an existing admin account - OwnerPC
> >
> > my little sister created a user account (Mickey) and
> > assigned a password in it.
> >
> > Now everytime i try to install something or run windows
> > updates, it prompts the user password for Mickey (Enter user password
> > for Mickey)
> >
> >
> > But after typing the correct password, it says, user doesnt
> > have any access or isnt authorized for this kind of operation, only
> > enter an administrator password for this.
> >
> > But there isnt any administrator password for it though
> >
> > any help will be highly appreciated!
> >
> > thanks!
>
>
Mr. Arnold
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Re: Windows User Accounts
Posted: 08-18-2008, 05:43 AM

"ChiWhiteSox" <ChiWhiteSox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1A69CE1E-171E-45FA-B1B9-0AD0901D73E3@microsoft.com...
>i tried to logoff / switch user, but the only user i see is the OwnerPC
>one,
> i dont see 'Mickey' (really strange)
>
> but whenever i go to the User Accounts, manage users / set password...
> (all
> the options under User Accounts) always pops up a window saying : Enter
> Password for Mickey or any administrator Password.
>
> Then after correctly typing the password for Mickey , it says, this user
> is
> not authorized to do so and so....
>
> I think that OwnerPc became a normal user? any other means to do a
> backdoor
> on user accounts or delete that 'Mickey' account?
>
> thanks!
Of course when you get all of this straighten out, I do hope you will have a
couple of user admin accounts created that you can fall back on. ;-) I think
I am going to create another Admin account that has the Super Admin rights
in case something happens to the single Admin account on my machine.

You're the second person that has posted this week that doesn't seem to have
a Admin account on the machine, as the other user shot itself in the foot by
making its only Admin account a Standard user account.

Spaceman
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Re: Windows User Accounts
Posted: 08-18-2008, 03:15 PM
It sounds like the name was just changed instead of a new account.
Try using your old password for OwnerPc in the pop up
that asks for Mickey's password.



"ChiWhiteSox" <ChiWhiteSox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1A69CE1E-171E-45FA-B1B9-0AD0901D73E3@microsoft.com...
>i tried to logoff / switch user, but the only user i see is the OwnerPC
>one,
> i dont see 'Mickey' (really strange)
>
> but whenever i go to the User Accounts, manage users / set password...
> (all
> the options under User Accounts) always pops up a window saying : Enter
> Password for Mickey or any administrator Password.
>
> Then after correctly typing the password for Mickey , it says, this user
> is
> not authorized to do so and so....
>
> I think that OwnerPc became a normal user? any other means to do a
> backdoor
> on user accounts or delete that 'Mickey' account?
>
> thanks!
>
> "Spaceman" wrote:
>
>>
>> Can you login to OwnerPC without a password?
>> If so, Login and set a password.
>> Start
>> Control Panel
>> User Accounts and Family Settings
>> User Accounts
>> Click on OwnerPC and
>> then click
>> Change your password
>> Fill all the spots in and then click
>> Change Password.
>>
>> While you are there click on Mickey
>> and make sure Mickey is a standard user
>> unless you do want to allow Mickey (your sisters account)
>> to install software, if so make sure Mickey is an administrator.
>> I hope this helps ya.
>>
>> --
>> James M Driscoll Jr
>> MCTS (Vista)
>> Spaceman
>>
>>
>> "ChiWhiteSox" <ChiWhiteSox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:55A8C113-5D6F-4E6C-A56C-B1713002A8E7@microsoft.com...
>> >I got a windows vista with an existing admin account - OwnerPC
>> >
>> > my little sister created a user account (Mickey) and
>> > assigned a password in it.
>> >
>> > Now everytime i try to install something or run windows
>> > updates, it prompts the user password for Mickey (Enter user password
>> > for Mickey)
>> >
>> >
>> > But after typing the correct password, it says, user doesnt
>> > have any access or isnt authorized for this kind of operation, only
>> > enter an administrator password for this.
>> >
>> > But there isnt any administrator password for it though
>> >
>> > any help will be highly appreciated!
>> >
>> > thanks!
>>
>>
ChiWhiteSox
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Re: Windows User Accounts
Posted: 08-18-2008, 08:22 PM
hmmm, not sure about that, when i click on start->swtich user, i only see
OwnerPC account in there.

And another thing, there is no password setup for OwnerPC. I tried entering
a blank password for Mickey, it doesnt accept it.

"Spaceman" wrote:
> It sounds like the name was just changed instead of a new account.
> Try using your old password for OwnerPc in the pop up
> that asks for Mickey's password.
>
>
>
> "ChiWhiteSox" <ChiWhiteSox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1A69CE1E-171E-45FA-B1B9-0AD0901D73E3@microsoft.com...
> >i tried to logoff / switch user, but the only user i see is the OwnerPC
> >one,
> > i dont see 'Mickey' (really strange)
> >
> > but whenever i go to the User Accounts, manage users / set password...
> > (all
> > the options under User Accounts) always pops up a window saying : Enter
> > Password for Mickey or any administrator Password.
> >
> > Then after correctly typing the password for Mickey , it says, this user
> > is
> > not authorized to do so and so....
> >
> > I think that OwnerPc became a normal user? any other means to do a
> > backdoor
> > on user accounts or delete that 'Mickey' account?
> >
> > thanks!
> >
> > "Spaceman" wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> Can you login to OwnerPC without a password?
> >> If so, Login and set a password.
> >> Start
> >> Control Panel
> >> User Accounts and Family Settings
> >> User Accounts
> >> Click on OwnerPC and
> >> then click
> >> Change your password
> >> Fill all the spots in and then click
> >> Change Password.
> >>
> >> While you are there click on Mickey
> >> and make sure Mickey is a standard user
> >> unless you do want to allow Mickey (your sisters account)
> >> to install software, if so make sure Mickey is an administrator.
> >> I hope this helps ya.
> >>
> >> --
> >> James M Driscoll Jr
> >> MCTS (Vista)
> >> Spaceman
> >>
> >>
> >> "ChiWhiteSox" <ChiWhiteSox@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:55A8C113-5D6F-4E6C-A56C-B1713002A8E7@microsoft.com...
> >> >I got a windows vista with an existing admin account - OwnerPC
> >> >
> >> > my little sister created a user account (Mickey) and
> >> > assigned a password in it.
> >> >
> >> > Now everytime i try to install something or run windows
> >> > updates, it prompts the user password for Mickey (Enter user password
> >> > for Mickey)
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > But after typing the correct password, it says, user doesnt
> >> > have any access or isnt authorized for this kind of operation, only
> >> > enter an administrator password for this.
> >> >
> >> > But there isnt any administrator password for it though
> >> >
> >> > any help will be highly appreciated!
> >> >
> >> > thanks!
> >>
> >>
>
>
 
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