:: How to enable and disable the Windows Administrator account ::
Now many of us mostly used Windows 10. We generally Install Windows 10 from Installer disk and activate with windows 10 activator with Administrator right, or some of us used a purchased Windows 10 product key. It’s all another matter, and my today’s matter is different. In my previous article, I discuss what is windows 10 safe mode? How to Windows 10 enable remote desktop?
Now I will discuss a matter, like what to do if “windows 10 administrator access denied”??
When we install Windows 10 in new on a PC or run it for the first time if it comes pre-installed with the computer, you create the first user account during that process.
This is the main account on the system and configured to be an administrator account by default, but it is not the only one that is created during that process.
Windows 10 creates two additional user accounts automatically which are both inactive by default.
The first is a guest account which Microsoft designed for users who access the device but don’t have a permanent account on it.
Guest accounts are severely limited as it is not possible to install software or hardware or modify system settings.
The second is the administrator account. It is also inactive by default and needs to be enabled before it can be used. While not required at all, it is often used for troubleshooting or administrative purposes when it is enabled.
A core difference between the administrator account of the user and this built-in administrator account is that the former receives UAC prompts while the latter does not. The user account is an un-elevated administrator account while the built-in administrator accounts an elevated one.
· Tap on the Windows-key. This should open the start menu or bring you to the Start Screen interface depending on how Windows 10 is configured on the system.
· Type cmd and wait for the results to be displayed.
· Right-click on the Command Prompt result (cmd.exe) and select “run as administrator” from the context menu. Alternatively, hold down the Shift-key and the Ctrl-key before you start cmd.exe.
· Run the command net user to display a list of all user accounts on the system.
· To activate the inactive administrator account, run the command net user administrator /active: yes
· If you want to enable the guest account as well run the command net user guest /active: yes
· The administrator account is active now which means that you can sign in to the system using it. It is not password protected by default which means that anyone with access to the system can use it to sign in to it.
[ Further Read: Enable the (Hidden) Administrators Account on Windows 7, 8, or 10 ]
The built-in Administrator account is disabled by default in Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista. It is disabled to enhance security as this is a common account targeted by hacking scripts and hackers when they try and access your computer without your permissions. In my opinion, you should leave the Administrator account disabled, but I decided to write this guide because many of my friends ask me about this and also ask how to do this. This guide will provide you with the methods that will allow you to enable your Administrator account in Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista if Administrator access denied.
:: It is important to note that in order to perform either of these methods you will need to be logged in with an account with Administrator privileges. ::
That’s my recommendation to you, if you are enabling the Administrator account for the first time you will also need to assign it a strong password.
Further Read :
- How to Break Administrator Password in Windows 7 or other
- Windows 10 Tips about Cortana | Hey Cortana Command
- 5 Lan Network Monitoring Software
Enable the Administrator account through the Computer Management Console:
:: this method only works in Windows Vista& 7 Professional, Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise, and Windows 8 ::
About Windows 10 I discuss in the above part.
In Windows 8, from the Start Screen type Computer and when the icon appears right-click on it. You should now see some options appear at the bottom of the screen. Left-click on the “Manage” option and skip to step 2.
In Windows XP, Vista, and 7, right-click on the “My Computer” icon on your desktop and select “Manage” as shown in the image below. If you do not have this icon, you can click on the Start button and the right click on the Computer menu option.
If prompted by a User Account Control screen, click on the “Yes” button.
When “Computer Management” screen will open. Expand the “System Tools” folder, then open “Local Users and Groups” folder, and finally click on the Users folder to make it highlighted. Now, Inthe right-hand side you will now see a list of the accounts of your computer including the “Administrator” account.
Now Right-click on the “Administrator” and click on the “Properties” menu option as shown in the image given below.
After Properties screen will now open as shown in the image below.
Uncheck the “Account is disabled” checkbox if you would like to enable the Administrator account. If you wish to disable the account, then put a checkmark in this box instead.
Press the “OK” button and then close the Computer Management screen.
If you have enabled the Administrators account, please assign it a password as it does not have one by default. It is also suggested that you rename the account using the instructions here.
Enable the Administrator account through the “Local Policy Editor”:
:: This method only works in Windows Vista& 7 Professional, Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise, and Windows 8 ::
>> In Windows Vista or Windows 7 click on the Start button and type Local Security Policy and press Enter on your keyboard. When the Local Security Policy opens, skip to step 2.
>> In Windows 8, from the Start Screen type Run and then press Enter on your keyboard. When the Run dialog box opens, type secpol.msc and then press Enter on your keyboard. Please continue to step 2.
If prompted by a User Account Control screen, click on the Yes button.
When the Local Security Policy screen opens, expand the Security Settings folder, then the Local Policies folder, and then click on the Security Options folder so it is highlighted. You will now be at a screen showing the local security options for Windows as shown below.
Scroll through the list and double-click on the policy named Accounts: Administrator account status as shown in the image above.
The policy properties screen will now open as shown in the image below.
Either select Enabled or Disabled depending whether or not you wish to enable or disable the built-in Administrator account. When done, click on the OK button to save your changes.
You can now close the Local Policy Editor.
>> There is also another way to enable it if your Administrator account is disabled permanently disable and you have an only one user with only “user” privilege. That was mainly done with the “windows OS Disk”, we can go to the raw point of the OS and can do anything with OS. So don’t be hurry!!! we will reveal that method as soon as possible.<<
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