Ways to enable Windows® 7 administrator account
Procedure of enabling Windows 7 administrator account?
The standard user account in Windows 7 allows a user to make changes to other users systems with the administrator password. But the administrator account can alter the system functions, and also can make changes to all the users systems. With the help of the standard account, a user can run various applications on the system. But a user is prevented from installing or removing software and other devices. While attempting to do so, a user is prompted to provide the administrator user name and password. The standard user account is more secure than the administrator account, since the account can protect each user on the system.
Discussed below are different techniques for enabling Windows 7 administrator account:
- Enabling through Command Prompt
- Enabling through Local Users and Groups
- Enabling through Local Security Policy
Enabling through Command Promp
Click on the 'Start' button and select 'Run' option. Type 'cmd' on the text box and press 'Enter'. A Command Prompt window will appear. Type ‘net user administrator/active: yes’ in Command Prompt and press 'Enter'. Now close the window and log off the computer. Now a user can view the log on icon for the administrator account on the Welcome screen. Click on the icon to enter the system. This will be the built-in administrator account.
Enabling through Local Users and Groups
The enabling of the administrative account through the Local Users and Groups is possible only if the user have Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise. Open Local Groups and Users window. Select the 'Users' folder on the left side of the window. Now right-click on the administrator option that appears. Choose 'Properties' and uncheck ‘Account is disabled’ option. Press 'Ok' and log off the system. Now the administrator account will be appear on the log on window.
Enabling through Local Security Policy
The way to enable the administrative account through Local Security Policy is also available for Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Enterprise. Open the Local Security Policy editor and click Local Policies at the left side. Then choose security options from the menu. Now right-click on the 'Accounts' administrator account status and select 'Properties'. Then select the 'Enabled' option and click 'Ok'. Close the window and log off the system. Now the administrator account will be enabled on the log on screen.
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