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How to Enable the Administrator Account on Windows 7,8, or Vista

windows 7 administrator account logon screen logo

In Windows versions 7, 8 or Vista People  asking about what happened to default built-in administrator account. If this account still exist, and how can users access it, and to log on with administrator account.? Well question is How to Enable the Administrator Account on Windows 7,8, or Vista ? This account is created after installation of windows 7,8 or Vista. But for security reasons , it is disabled by default. If you want to troubleshoot something that need to run as administrator,  you can enable this account with couple of commands.

How can you enable Built-in Administrator Account ?

You need to open Command Promt in administrator mode, you can do this by right-clicking on Command Promt Icon and choose “Run as Administator”
( or use keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+Enter by selected Command Prompt from the search box ).

command prompt run as administrator

If you are in Windows8.x you can right-click on the Start button and choose to open a command prompt  in admin mode as on the image bellow.

Windows 8 command prompt admin


Now type the follofowing command:

net user administrator /active:yes

net use administrator active command

Than restart computer ( or just log out )  and you can see the Administrator account as log on choice , like image bellow. Image is similar in windows 7, 8 or Vista.

windows administrator account logon screen

Must note that there is no password for this administrator account.  Recommended is that if you leave this administrator account enabled,  you should set password for it ( complex password is recommended ).

How to disable this Built-in Administrator Account ?

You must be logged as regular user, and then open command prompt  in Administrator mode as explained above. type the command:

c:\> net user administrator /active:no

command must complete successfully. 

The Administrator Account is now disabled, and should not show up on the log on screen.

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