How to enable the hidden Administrator account in Windows 7 and Windows Vista
Unlike Windows XP the administrator account is disabled by default in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Many people prefer to have the amin account open just in case they forget their main account password or to alocate admin rights over another user account like your childrens for example.
In the tip I am going to tell you how to enable the admistrator account so it is visible on the Welcome Screen.
These step only apply to Windows 7 and Windows Vista accounts that have admin rights, they won't work on an account which is limited or which is a guest account.
1. Click on the Start Menu.
2. Click on All Programs.
3. Click on Accessories.
4. Right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. An Adminstarator Command prompt window will open.
5. In the command window type "net user adminstrator /active:yes" or "net user adminstrator active:yes"(with out the quotation marks)
6. to disable the admin account type in the command window "net user adminstrator /active:no" or "net user adminstrator active:no" (without the quotation marks)
7. Close the command window.
8. Log out of your account.
When you have logged out of your account you will see the Administrator account on the Welcome Screen.
If you don't see the admin account straight away all you have to do is restart your computer.
That should be it.
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on Jul 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet