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Changing Passwordchg option on Built-In Admin

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Changing Passwordchg option on Built-In Admin


    Hi, i would like to change the Passwordchg option so to prevent my password to be changed (i know this option could be changed but is a little more complicated), anyway, when i put the command
    Code:
    net user "Administrator" /Passwordchg:no
    on my command prompt it throws (may be a not accurate translation)
    Code:
    Operation not permitted, could disable, delete or deny access to the administrator account
    Now i dont see why since i could also disable this option (if it would be possible to enable it) and also i know and will NEVER forget my password.
    Anyway is there a way to achieve this in another way?

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  2. #2


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Hi Alesimula, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    Windows protects the built-in administrator account in all possible ways it can think of. One of these protective measures Windows has taken is that you cannot disable password changing for the built-in administrator account. This is very clearly told when you try it, either from Command Prompt or using Computer Management console:

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    Short answer: The message you get is not an error message per se but instead a notification, Windows telling you that the change you'd like to do cannot be done.

    Kari
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Hi Alesimula, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    Windows protects the built-in administrator account in all possible ways it can think of. One of these protective measures Windows has taken is that you cannot disable password changing for the built-in administrator account. This is very clearly told when you try it, either from Command Prompt or using Computer Management console:

    Click image for larger version

    Short answer: The message you get is not an error message per se but instead a notification, Windows telling you that the change you'd like to do cannot be done.

    Kari
    I know it was a notification, i just wanted to know if there was ANY way to workaround that... i don't know... by system registry or other things. In Admin accont the option is denied to be changed but still is present, so i thought there could be a way to disable that

    Am i wrong?
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  4. #4


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I am sorry but you are wrong. This is one of the default security settings you cannot override.
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