This opens a table with lots of binary values in it 8. Sound off in the comments. Double click the entry to enable it. The administrator account can be activated through User Account Control, or through the Command Prompt. If you are referring to the built-in Admin account. This tutorial will show you 2 ways to enable hidden administrator account when you can no longer log into Windows. Open Local Users and Groups.
When you have finished, log out from your current account. It may happen that upon installing a particular application on the other admin account, you are unable to launch it. During the installation, after being prompted to configure the new user account, you will be able to set the new account's password. The administrator account should now be present on your log in-screen. It also discusses the differences between activating the account the Pro and the Home versions.
Speaking of its security, the is one of useful features that has mixed up reactions from Windows users when it was first introduced in Windows Vista. Depending on your system you will need to press Del, F2, or F12. The built-in Administrator account is an account that has full access and permission on the computer. We recommend only enabling the built-in Administrator account if you are certain you need it to troubleshoot a specific problem and then disabling it when you are done. The methods work with Windows 10, 8, 7 and Windows Server. By default, the built-in Administrator account is disabled so it does not appear on the login screen at startup.
Administrator's account is now enabled and configured with a password. Now the setup will search for Windows installations then display them, choose the Windows you want and click next. If it solves your problem, I did it. This was not because I had forgotten the local administrator password, but because the local administrator account was disabled which is the default behavior in Windows 7. This method will only work if you are using Professional or Enterprise editions of Windows 7, Windows 8. Sadly, her system is exactly the one I want to protect by having her use a limited account, but not have an admin account cluttering up the login screen.
Many people familiar with prior versions of Windows are curious what happened to the built-in Administrator account that was always created by default. Even if you do leave it enabled, protect it with a strong password to prevent unauthorized access. It is only hidden as you told it to. This will start the Local Security Policy Editor. At the login screen you should now see the Administrator account icon in the choice of users. There's nowhere for me to type my credentials! Close Registry Editor and restart your computer. Similar help and support threads Thread Forum Hi Geeks, I tried to hide a standard user account from appearing on log-on screen through registry editor, with help obtained from internet.
Important: It is recommended to only use this account for troubleshooting purposes and disable it once the task is complete. Disable Built-in Administrator Account Make Windows 7 administrator account disabled or hidden, firstly, make sure to log on as your regular user account, then open as administrator mode command prompt as below. Just press Shift + F10 keys to open Command Prompt, and then type regedit and press Enter. Go to Microsoft Windows using your keyboard arrows. In the file name field type the following and hit enter. But a user can enable this account for some special actions. Windows automatically create an Administrator account with elevated privileges during the installation process.
This will show you how to activate Windows 7 build-in administrator account if your. If you are troubleshooting something that needs to run as administrator, you can enable it with a simple command. If you log off you will now see the Administrator's account as a valid logon option. However this also adds the admin account to the login screen which is usually undesirable. General Discussion Hi All, Just a quick question. We mostly need to access it to perform tasks limited only to system Administrators. Expand the Local Users and Groups option with the use of the arrow next to it and select the Users folder.
Just search for cmd and then right-click on the command prompt icon in the Start menu or Start screen. When you have finished, the Computer Management console will appear. We mostly need to access it to perform tasks limited only to system Administrators. Warning: If you enable the built-in Administrator account, it is recommended to create a password for it to keep it secured. Close the Command Prompt window and continue with the installation process. Nevertheless I am a little confused over the statement that Admin accounts need to be released from Vista onwards.
Furthermore, this account is not associated with any password. Others are standard accounts without being any part of an administrator account. If you are in Windows 8. Is that the one you munged to get your account? Enable or Disable the Administrator account using the Local Security Policy Editor 1. Yet I have had no trouble downloading and installing new software using her account, so I had presumed it to be an Admin account. Can anyone please tell me how to hide admin account from the welcome screen without disabling it? It has no password so for security you should create a password for it but do not forget this password! Problem encountered Upon activating the hidden administrator account, it is recommended that this account be used as the primary one there's no point in keeping two admin accounts if you are the sole user.
Replace 123 with your own password and pcunlocker with your administrator name. This will start the Local Security Policy Editor. Locked out of Windows after you disabled all admin accounts in your computer? If you are using home and basic versions of these operating systems, this method will not work for you as Local Users and Groups manager is not available on them. It is best to run the Command Prompt as an Administrator. After that you only need to enter the simple command below to activate it. Goto users in the left column.