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Make user account Administrator appear on login screen

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Orurt, Sep 28, 2008.

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  1. Orurt

    Orurt Thread Starter

    Aug 31, 2008
    I am attempting to get my built in Administrator user account to show up on the login screen.

    When I look at the properties, I do not see anywhere where I can assign a password to it. Nor, am I able to activate it to appear on the login screen. (Perhaps there is a different way altogether to login to it?)

    The user account that I am using has administrator priviledges and shows up in the Administrators group along with Administrator. So, I think it should be the same thing as using the actual Administrator account.

    However, when I try to grant permissions for users on another computer on the LAN, the Local Area Connection Properties box does not open up the "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.

    And that is where I am stuck. I have no idea as to how to get into item and am wondering if I need to login to the Actual Administrator user account.

    Thanks for any help you can give me.

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  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

    Sep 10, 2006
    You can add Administrator to the Welcome screen using regedit. You would open regedit then navigate to this registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>WindowsNT>Current Version>Winlogon>>Special Accounts>User Lists.

    Create a new DWORD value and name it “Administrator“ (without the quotes). Then modify the DWORD value making it '''1".

    Administrator will show on the Welcome screen after a reboot.
  3. TheOutcaste


    Aug 7, 2007
    There is nothing to open up there. Only a check box to enable/disable it.
    Permissions are granted on the share itself.
    See this KB for more info:
    How to configure file sharing in Windows XP


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