How To : display the Administrator account



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.


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

lazy?! me lazy?!


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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....

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Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

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Electronic Punk wrote on Perris Calderon's profile.
All good still mate?
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What a long strange trip it's been. =)

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