Like any other OS, Windows OS also has an administrator user. The default Administrator account will automatically be created while installing Windows 10. To make any changes to your system files like registry editor then you will need administrator permissions. For security reasons, this admin account is disabled by default. You have to enable it to make changes in your system.
In Windows 10, users can use the System Account (local administrator account) to run the various administrative tools in Windows. However, administrators (the owner of the local administrator account) can run these administrative tools in their own domain or workgroup. The default Windows account that is created when the user opens their first Windows system account is not the administrator account. In this article, we are going to share how you can enable a default admin account in Windows 10.
Enable Built-in Administrator Account in Windows 10
There are many methods to enable the default administrator account. Here are the steps:
Step 1: Press Windows + X key on your keyboard and then choose Computer Management.
Step 2: Now expand Local Users and Groups > Users > Select the Administrator.
Step 3: Right-click and select Properties.
Step 4: Uncheck Account is disabled and save settings.
Step 5: Click Apply and click on OK.
How to Disable Administrator Account
You can easily disable your admin account using the command prompt tool. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Open the start menu and then search for cmd. Then choose Run as administrator.
Step 2: Now type the following commands in cmd and press enter.
net user administrator /active: yes – to disable administrator account
net user administrator /active: no – to enable administrator account
Step 3: Now close the command prompt.
How to enable Administrator account using PowerShell
You can also use powershell to do the same. Follow these commands.
Step 1: Open the start menu and then search for powershell.
Step 2: Now choose run as administrator.
Step 3: Type the following commands and press enter.
To enable admin account:
Get-LocalUser -Name “Administrator” | Enable-LocalUser
To disable admin account:
Get-LocalUser -Name “Administrator” | Disable-LocalUser
Step 4: Restart your system to apply new changes.
Disable Administrator Account using Group Policy Editor
To enable or disable an administrator account on the local computer through Group Policy, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open a Group Policy Object Editor. To do this, open the start menu and then search for gpedit.
Step 2: Select Edit Group Policy.
Step 3: Now navigate to this directory.
Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local policies > Security Options
Step 4: Click on the Accounts: Administrator Account Status option. It will open a new window.
Step 5: Now here you can enable and disable administrator account.
When a user is logged in as an administrator account, the user will see an access control dialog box when he opens the account that will allow them access to the Administrator account. When a user is logged in as the administrator, they are able to use all the functions and features that are available to the administrator only including hardware and system files. You can delete any system file or change any registry file when the administrator account is enabled.
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