How to Enable Administrator Account on Login Screen
How to Enable Administrator Account
How to enable administrator account (hidden) in Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Windows 10, Windows XP, or Windows Vista?
Solved Answer (Solution)
Sure, we’ll teach you how to enable or disable the administrator user account (default user) in Windows. Usually, the built-in Administrator account is disabled by default. If you need the administrator account to be enabled, then you can enable it anytime by following a simple command in command prompt easily.
Below, we have mentioned the proper command so that you can run the command into the command prompts (DOS – CMD) to enable the administrator user.
There are two methods to do that. We have explained both of them down below. Opt one method from them and then follow its given instructions.
- Enable Administrator account through manual steps
- Enable Administrator account through its “.bat” file.
Method 1: Enable administrator account (Manual Steps)
In method1, you’ll get the manual commands to enable the administrator account. The following steps for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Windows 10, Vista, XP, Servers.
Step 1: Open Command Prompt with the administrator.
- Click on Start button.
- Type “cmd” in the search bar.
- Right-click on the found cmd.exe as a search result and click on “Run as Administrator”. A command prompt window will open up with administrative privileges. Click here to get the more detail how to open the command prompt with administrative rights.
Step 2: Run following command in the command prompt.
- Type the following command into the command prompt.
- Press enter button from your keyboard.
net user administrator /active:yes
- In a few moments after pressing the enter key, either you receive the error message: “system error 5 has occurred – Access is denied” or a successful message: “The command completed successfully”
If you receive “Access is Denied” message it means either you did not open your command prompt with administrator privileges or your current user account doesn’t have administrative rights. In this case, we suggest you to just start the command prompt with “Run as administrator”. In case you don’t have administrative rights, then you cannot enable the administrator account.
If you receive this message: “The command completed successfully” it, means your administrator account has been activated.
- Now, restart your computer and check, is the default administrator account got enabled or not.
Here are the steps if you want to de-activate (Hide/disable) the Administrator Account again.
- If you want to disable administrator account then Type this following command in CMD.
net user administrator /active:no
- When done, logout of the current account or reboot your computer.
- After reboot, the Administrator account should not be present on your login screen.
Method 2: Enable administrator Account (Automatic .bat file)
If you are looking forward to doing it automatically, then you can easily do it by using the “.bat” file. Please follow the following steps. Your administrator account will be in the active state on the login screen.
Step 1: Download “activate_administrator_user.bat”
Step 2: Right-click on the activate_administrator_user.bat file and click on “Run as Administrator” It will flash the command prompt and make active the administrator account in Windows login screen.
If you want to disable the administrator account then you can run its de-activator file:de-activate_administrator_user.bat
That’s it, guys.
Hopefully, this article helped you to enable or disable the administrator account on your logon screen on Windows 10, 7, 8. If you have any question regarding the issue, please let us know in the comment section below.