How to Enable or Disable Administrator Account On Windows 10

When we install a fresh OS on a laptop or desktop ‘Administrator’ account is not enabled in Windows 10. We can enable this feature with the following steps. Note: These steps are not supported in Home versions of Windows 10.

Enable From Admin Tools

  • Hold the Windows Key while pressing “R” to bring up the Windows Run dialog box.
  • Type “lusrmgr.msc“, then press “Enter“.
  • Open “Users“.
  • Select “Administrator“.
  • Uncheck or check “Account is disabled” as desired.
  • Select “OK“.

Enable Via Command

  • Select “Start” and type “CMD“.
  • Right-click “Command Prompt” then choose “Run as administrator“.
  • If prompted, enter a username and password that grants admin rights to the computer.
  • Type: net user administrator /active:yes
  • Replace “yes” with “no” to disable the admin account on the welcome screen.
  • Press “Enter“.

Enable From Registry

  1. Hold the Windows Key while pressing “R” to bring up the Windows Run dialog box.
  2. Type “regedit“, then press “Enter“.
  3. Navigate to the following:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    • SOFTWARE
    • Microsoft
    • Windows NT
    • CurrentVersion
    • Winlogon
    • SpecialAccounts
    • UserList
  4. On the right side, right-click on “UserList” and select “New” > “DWORD Value“.
  5. Give the value a name of “Administrator“. Press the “Enter” key when you are done.
  6. Close the Registry Editor and restart the computer.

Delete the “Administrator” value to turn it off and prevent it from appearing on the Welcome screen.

Enable Group Policy

Note: This will not work in Home editions of Windows 10.

  1. Hold the Windows Key while pressing “R” to bring up the Windows Run dialog box.
  2. Type “gpedit.msc“, then press “Enter“.
  3. Navigate to the following:
    • Local Computer Configuration
    • Windows Settings
    • Security Settings
    • Local Policies
    • Security Options
    • Accounts: Administrator Account Status
  4. Enable or Disable the setting as desired.
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