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Enable Administrator Account

05/11/2011 4940 views
I am using the Kace 2000 to install Windows 7 64 bit. It is my understanding that the administrator account can be used to install programs via the Kace 2000. However, it is also my understanding that Windows disables the account when it is done with the installations.

I tried enabling the administrator's account while using the administrator account to install various software. However, the account was disabled after everything was said and done.

When I used a different user with administrator (For example: installuser) rights, this account did enable the default administrator account. Is it possible to use the administrator account to enable itself? My testing seems to suggest no. Thanks for your help.

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This is possible by enabling the administrator account in your unattended file.

What I would do, is use the Kace wizard to create a base line.

Copy this xml, into the system image manager and make the required changes.

When your done, copy it back and save.
Answered 05/16/2011 by: dchristian
Red Belt

I would avoid logging in as administrator. If you would like to customize a windows installation, the best way of doing that seems to be using sysprep to reboot the computer into audit mode.
Answered 07/15/2011 by: muebel
10th Degree Black Belt


Enable Administrator to unattend.xml

Exemple : http://1drv.ms/1rRvs2j

    <settings pass="specialize">
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Deployment" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
                    <Path>cmd /c net user Administrator /active:yes</Path>

Answered 10/03/2014 by: david Wuibaille
White Belt

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