Administrator account lost administrator privileges

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 Security' started by Cliff Bittman, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. I recently attempted to update to SP4 on my Windows 2000
    installation. Upon the required reboot, I was presented
    with the dreaded BSD and a message stating that my boot
    device was inaccessible. (I have an 80GB IDE drive that
    uses EZ-BIOS overlay software).

    I was able to recover by using the ERD and, once I was
    able to log in again, I uninstalled SP4. However, now my
    administrator account seems to have lost it's
    administrator privileges. I am unable to add or remove
    hardware or install some software. I get the message
    saying that I should log in as administrator (I am).

    How do I get my administrator privileges back?
     
    Cliff Bittman, Aug 20, 2003
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  2. I thought I would post an update on this. I found this KB
    article mentioned in another posting. I tried it and it
    successfully restored my Administrator privileges. :)

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-
    US;313222

    Hopefully, this helps out someone else.
     
    Cliff Bittman, Aug 21, 2003
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