I have an issue where I need to target the local administrator account registry hive for several updates during an XP SCCM OSD Build. The problem is the account has never been used, it's password is randomised, and it is not possible to log with it. On top of that it is disabled. It needs to be updated so that when it is enabled it has the correct settings applied. Group Policy is not an option here.
My initial attempts were to target the *hkey_users\s-1-5...500* hive, however updating that key did not effect the local administrator account upon logging in. Should it have? I was not able to find a great deal of information how the *hkey_users\s-1-5...500* hive is used.
My other attempts have been to use the "Run As" feature in an SCCM Task sequence, however executing under the local Administrator accounts seems to be problematic, and I ended up with the same issue described here. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/46453cbe-cff4-4847-824b-6af976eddf49/cannot-run-a-task-sequence-as-the-local-administrator?forum=configmgrosd
Are there any other options for updating the Local Administrator accounts registry hive I haven't thought of?
Thanks in advance.