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How can I restore my built-in administrator account?

We have a Win2000 multi-domain model. Somehow I am not able to login with the built-in administrator account. I have installed a number of servers with applications on that account but they are not accessible now. We have installed the Citrix farm also with that account.

Could you suggest some solution or utility to help me restore my administrator account (built-in)? I tried to reset the password. When I tried to login it says "please check your password."

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best solution in such a situation is to restore from back up. That way you'll get your security database restored (need to restore the system state). You might want to check on what Group Policy setting is preventing you from accessing the built-in admin account.

This was first published in June 2002

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