How to Enable/Disable Built-In Administrator Account in Windows

When using a Windows machine, it is always nice to be in a situation where you get to play the “king”. Just imagine; no matter which path you hope to access, or what orders you want to give, you will be obeyed with no questions asked. In reference to real computing terms, such luxury can be obtained by logging into the PC via a Built-In Administrator Account. This is an elevated local administrator account that gives the user full access rights and unrestricted permission on the system. Furthermore, it removes any confirmation formerly required from the UAC (User Access Control) in case you wanted to make ‘special’ changes, such as install software, alter configuration settings, etc.

Prior to proceeding this piece for the solution, let be advised to first Scan and Fix your system’s concealed disorders which most probably is eliciting the inconsistencies:

At this point of time, I know what you’re thinking; accessing such an advanced feature would probably require nothing less than a ‘geek knowledge’ which you unfortunately don’t poses. While that might have been the case for majority of the functions, this one is quite different. Read the following sections on how to enable/disable Built-in Administrator Account and explore just how straight-forward using this sophisticated feature is.

Enable Built-In Administrator Account

Enable your Account by using the Net User command demonstrated below:

  • Open Metro Interface by pressing the Windows key
  • Type command prompt in the search box
  • From the list of searched results, right-click Command Prompt and choose Run it as administrator
  • In the elevated window, type net user administrator /active:yes this command and press Enter
  • Upon successful completion, you will see the message: The command completed successfully

The next time you reboot your system or perform a simple log-out, you will see the now enabled Administrator account.

Disable Built-In Administrator Account

Similar to the above procedure, you can disable your Account using the Net User command shown here:

  • Choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the advanced context menu (Windows + X)
  • Type Net user administrator /active:no in command prompt and press Enter
  • Ensure your success by seeing The command completed successfully message

While using this special account has its perks, it should be noted that this feature should be tactfully handled and well protected from hackers. After all, you do not want any intruders accessing your sensitive computer files and tampering with your personal data. Therefore, make sure you do not use this account on any public computer, and give it the complete privacy it thoroughly deserves.

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