How to enable accessed accounts

Question

I ran the Belarc Advisor and it shows accounts on my computer that are disabled, such as "HELPASSISTANT", and "ADMINISTRATOR". Does anyone know how to enable these accounts to be accessed?

Answer

This question was answered on November 29, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The Help Assistant account is a built in account for Remote Assistance You really dont want this account enabled unless you are going to let someone remote into your computer to help you You can go into System Properties to enable Remote Assistance.

Not sure why the Admin account is disabled This usually is not the default state of XP Maybe on XP Home but not XP Pro.

You can enable or disable any of these accounts by going to

Start > Run > control userpasswords2

Click on the Advanced Tab and then the advanced button Then look under the Users folder Double Click on the user you want to enable and uncheck the box that says Account is Disabled.

But you really dont want to enable these accounts to be on the safe side.

Need Help with this Issue?

We help people with technology! It's what we do.
Schedule an Appointment with a location for help!

Author

Posted by Michael of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 29, 2004