I created an administrator user account (jeff) and then downgraded an existing account (jen) to a standard user. All was good I accomplished my goal except I didn't want the admin account to show on the login screen. So I used regedit to edit the following key:
Everything was still fine until I tried to log in to the admin user and realized CTRL-ALT-DEL no longer shows the alternate login screen (Windows Vista). Now I have a standard user account with no way to log into the admin account. Can someone point me to a solution?
I did try using runas to use regedit as an admin:
runas /user:jeff c:\windows\regedit.exe
I also tried run cmd.exe as an admin
runas /user:jeff c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe
I lastly tried the following command both with and without using runas:
net user jeff /active:yes