How To : display the Administrator account

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DrX, Jan 16, 2002.

  1. DrX

    DrX Guest

    To display the Administrator (master: Admin/Sysadmin) account on the Windows XP Welcome logon screen, fire up Regedit (or Regedt32) and go to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList

    Create (if not present) a new Value: right-click on an empty spot in the right hand pane -> select New -> DWORD [REG_DWORD] Value -> name it Administrator -> click OK -> double-click on it -> check the Decimal box -> type 1 -> click OK.

    Modify (if present) the "Administrator" DWORD [REG_DWORD] Value: highlight it in the right hand pane -> select Modify -> check the Decimal box -> type 1 -> click OK.
    Close the Registry Editor when done.
    From now on, whenever you logon as Admin/Sysadmin [ONLY IF you have administrator rights to the computer you're trying to boot into :)] you'll see the Administrator account on the Welcome display.
  2. existenz

    existenz Guest

    or you could just Ctrl-Alt-Del twice...much more convenient ;)
  3. Druce

    Druce Guest

    but then you'd have to press three keys twice, vice one clik - i am all about energy conservation.. lol

    lazy?! me lazy?!
  4. LPDad

    LPDad OSNN Addict

    The easiest way to display the Administrator logon....

    is to just check the box that says :

    __ display administrator at logon

    using tweak ui :D :D
    (in PowertoolsXP)

    I vote for the easy way every time....
  5. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

    but you can't dfo that in xp home, cause mine doesn't dispay that