Windows 10: Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10  

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  1.    12 Jan 2016 #30

    hello,
    the account at set up of windows 10 is my administrator account, this shows at the login screen, with the other (built in)account administrator" which I want to remove from log in screen. When I start windows 10 it goes by default to built in administrator"account , with the other log in option of my account I made at setup of windows 10 with admin rights. I can not remove built in account at log in screen with options posted here, it can not be removed..
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  2. Posts : 23,623
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       12 Jan 2016 #31

    I see. You may have set Windows to automatically sign in to the built-in Administrator which could cause this still even after disabling the account.

    As a test, check the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box in netplwiz, and click on OK to see if that may sort this.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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  3.    12 Jan 2016 #32

    This did the trick, Amazing!! I really appreciate your assistance(again)thanks very much
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  4. Posts : 23,623
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       12 Jan 2016 #33

    You're most welcome.
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  5.    24 Jan 2016 #34

    How can I make an account visible? The cmd window says the built-in administrator account has been successfully created. exists. It does not appear in W 10. What step have I stupidly overlooked?

    On Windows 10 I have a regular, non-local user account created when the OS was loaded. It has Administrator privileges.

    I want to use the built-in administrator account. I created it using the elevated cmd window inside W 10. I entered (no quotes)
    "net user administrator active:yes" at the command prompt. The cmd window returned "successful".

    In W 10, I can't see the account to log into it under switch user or at boot.

    I have also successfully tried cold booting to cmd (Via Advanced Startup Options), to alter (via regedit) the file SAM in the registry hive. The system will not allow that, as "the file is in use."
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  6. Posts : 4,771
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       24 Jan 2016 #35

    Your specs show ................OS Windows 710.
    Do you mean you have both Win 7 and Win 10 ?

    As to "switch user" option, it does not exist in Win 10. There are Sign out, Sleep, Shut down and Restart. No switch user.
    As to built-in admin account, you don't see it when you've restarted and in sign in screen ?
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       24 Jan 2016 #36

    Hello offpath,

    Double check using the tutorial below to see what the account details for the built-in Administrator account show, and post back with those results to see what's up.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
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  8.    27 Jan 2016 #37

    Thanks!!


    Hi,

    I would welcome further expert advice!

    The problem of the built-in Admin account not appearing persists, although your command did yield a list that showed it is disabled. Here is a reflection of what I did in answer to your answer.

    Code:
    ----------------------
    
    net user administrator active:yes
    The command completed successfully.
    
    *********************************
    
    wmic useraccount list full >"C:\Users\Lenovo G50\Desktop\UserAccountDetails1.txt"
    
    ---->
    
    AccountType=512
    Description=Built-in account for administering the computer/domain
    Disabled=TRUE
    Domain=LAPTOP-57URRRKO
    FullName=
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=Administrator
    PasswordChangeable=TRUE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=TRUE
    SID=S-1-5-21-613216492-1324371177-2848107637-500
    SIDType=1
    Status=Degraded
    
    
    AccountType=512
    Description=A user account managed by the system.
    Disabled=TRUE
    Domain=LAPTOP-57URRRKO
    FullName=
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=DefaultAccount
    PasswordChangeable=TRUE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=FALSE
    SID=S-1-5-21-613216492-1324371177-2848107637-503
    SIDType=1
    Status=Degraded
    
    
    AccountType=512
    Description=
    Disabled=FALSE
    Domain=LAPTOP-57URRRKO
    FullName=Frances Huessy
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=Frances Huessy
    PasswordChangeable=TRUE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=FALSE
    SID=S-1-5-21-613216492-1324371177-2848107637-1001
    SIDType=1
    Status=OK
    
    
    AccountType=512
    Description=Built-in account for guest access to the computer/domain
    Disabled=TRUE
    Domain=LAPTOP-57URRRKO
    FullName=
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=Guest
    PasswordChangeable=FALSE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=FALSE
    SID=S-1-5-21-613216492-1324371177-2848107637-501
    SIDType=1
    Status=Degraded
    Last edited by Brink; 27 Jan 2016 at 16:30. Reason: code box
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  9. Posts : 23,623
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       27 Jan 2016 #38

    Interesting. The account details do indeed show that your built-in Administrator is currently disabled despite using the command to enable it.

    Description=Built-in account for administering the computer/domain
    Disabled=TRUE


    As a test, see if enabling the built-in Administrator using one of the other options in the tutorial may enable it instead.
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  10.    29 Jan 2016 #39

    Thanks Brink, after browsing through some of the many articles and tutorials you have written in these forums, I am pretty much in awe of your computer skills. Thank you for sharing so freely of your expertise, I truly appreciate it.
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