Administrator login for Windows® Vista
GUIDANCE ON ADMINISTRATOR LOGIN FOR WINDOW® VISTA
If for any reason one needs to log on as an administrator in Windows® Vista a procedure has to be followed. Here we will be giving you the brief guidelines that will help you know the procedure to log on as an administrator in Windows® Vista.
- The steps that you can follow
- Alternate method to be followed
- Things to be kept in mind
The steps that you can follow
First open the computer system by clicking ‘Administrative tools’ in the control panel. Double-click the ‘Computer Management’ menu to open it.
The authorization of the account is done by clicking the ‘Continue’ option. Select the ‘Local users and groups’ then click on the user folder, select the administrator icon, right click to open the content. Then you need to select the properties, deselect the ‘Account is disabled’ option, click ‘Ok’ and then restart your system.
After the restart open the control panel and then the administrative tools, check if there is no other enabled account left with computer administrator options. Open ‘Properties’ and select on the ‘Account is disabled’ option. Check whether the administrator account is enabled. Get out of this panel and restart the system. When the system reboots the administrator account will be automatically loaded.
Alternate method to be followed
Switch on the system and with keep pressing the F8 key when the ‘Starting Windows’ is seen on the screen. When the boot menu is showing, select the ‘Microsoft Windows’ . Do not press enter and instead press the F8 key which will take you to the safe mode. The first option that will be seen is the ‘safe mode’, press enter. Within few seconds Vista will open with two options, Administrator and other user. Click on the administrator option.
Sometimes during the upgrade process from XP the system will show that only the built in administrator account is the only active local account.
The specialty of admin account is that it can make changes in the settings of the other users as the security settings, etc. In the earlier versions of Windows®, the administrator account was visible to the user but in the Vista user account control is only subject to the normal administrator account.
In Vista even if the user is working with the administrator account they still have the standard account advantages. If the built in Administrator is enabled then this account should not be used all the time.