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2.3. How to Access the Administrator Account on Purchased Laptops


By default, all MCP users are administrators of their PCs. Some users have experienced issues that require administrative privileges on their PCs, via a second administrative account, due to profile corruption; Operating System (OS) damage; viruses; or other isolated events.


The University Of Connecticut, School of Business has a policy not to release the default administrator's password regardless of the situations for security, personal privacy, and many other reasons.


Instead, there is a FREE tool that will allow PC owners to change or delete these existing administrator passwords so full access to all accounts can be granted.*

  1. The download link and instructions on how to burn an ISO file to CD and boot from a CD are here.
  2. Full instructions explaining how to use *PCLoginNow to unlock accounts is provided here


*Please note that use of this application is at the end-user's discretion. The School of Business is not liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use, misuse, or inability to use pcloginnow.

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