I am trying to decrease user account rights on a computer running Windows 7 pro newly added to a domain. I connected to the domain fine, and when I tried to install software I got the "need Administrator password" dialog box. I was able to input the domain administrator password and install software several times. However, when I try to log into the domain using the administrator username and password, it says the username and password are not valid. I have tried several times to no avail. The main software I want to install needs to have minimal user control, and the only way I can reduce it is with administrator privileges. Any ideas?

  • Are you logging in with "domain\username"? And if you're using a domain account, and have tried several times, did you lock out the account? – Colyn1337 Oct 11 '13 at 20:06

When you enter administrator in the username field on Windows 7, it switches to the local administrator. Make sure you're putting <DOMAIN>\administrator in the username field.

  • You sir (or ma'am) get the gold star!! Thank you. – Ron Oct 11 '13 at 22:13

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