Deleting an Local Administrator Account


  1. Posts : 12
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    Deleting an Local Administrator Account


    Hello I have bluntly created an local administrator account, and when I have logged in with that new account I do see my original AC as an administrator and gives me an option to remove that ac..However When I login with the old account I do not see the newly created ac...! I just wanted to delete this newly created ac! Is anyone help me with this issue and really appreciated
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    Welcome to the forums. Some accounts are hidden by default you will have to make active to see it details How to enable the hidden Windows 10 administrator account - gHacks Tech News
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    Hello Thanks for your reply, I red the article and followed the steps within my capacity, however still having the same problem technically I do not see the delete link at the Administrator Account like it is at the other one...So confusing pls check the image - Thanks Deleting an Local Administrator Account-1.jpgDeleting an Local Administrator Account-2.jpg
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  4. Posts : 1,728
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    If you enabled the hidden Admin acct, using the link that 'Samuria' provided, run Win+R then netplwiz. Is the new acct listed ? If so, there is a Remove button, if you highlight the User acct.
    PS; do not forget to disable the hidden Admin when finished, whether successful or not.
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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    Shahjahan said:
    Hello I have bluntly created an local administrator account, and when I have logged in with that new account I do see my original AC as an administrator and gives me an option to remove that ac..However When I login with the old account I do not see the newly created ac...! I
    Shahjahan said:
    Hello Thanks for your reply, I red the article and followed the steps within my capacity, however still having the same problem technically I do not see the delete link at the Administrator Account like it is at the other one...So confusing
    Welcom to TenForums @Shahjahan

    OK, let's get this problem clearly defined.

    You say you created a local administrator account, you also talk about your 'original' account. Can you tell us which is which in the images you posted? You also say you followed the steps in the article. That would have enabled the built-in Administrator account.

    Your first screenshot shows a gmail account with the name obscured. This would be a Microsoft account as it has an email address as its name. I assume this is the one you call 'original'.

    The second screenshot shows the built-in Administrator account. This is a system account, it cannot ever be deleted as is a necessary part of Windows. You cannot create an account named 'Administrator' either, this is a reserved name, along with others like 'Guest', so that is NOT the account you think you created.

    It would appear you have just the two active accounts, your original one with the gmail name and the built-in Administrator. What was the name of the local account you thought you had created?

    To see a full list of all the accounts on your system, whether enabled for log in or not, open a Command Prompt (Admin) and type the command net users

    You will see your user accounts, along with a number of other accounts used by the system. Administrator, DefaultAccount and Guest are built-in accounts, WDAGUtilityAccount is used by Windows Defender in version 1803, but may not exist in earlier versions. Any other names are your user accounts.

    For each user account, type the command net user accountname (using each actual name instead of 'accountname'). Only accounts that say 'Account active Yes' will be visible in the screenshots you posted.

    It may be that the account you tried to create is not active/enabled, if so, you need to make it active (as you did for Administartor) before you can manage it in Settings.
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  6. Posts : 12
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    Thank you very much for taking time to explain in detail, you have exactly explained which I should have and I failed due to my lack of knowledge in this area! Please see Deleting an Local Administrator Account-3.jpg

    However The administrator account was not activated and I was not aware of it before, and everything was smooth! Is there any way I could make it deactivated or go back to as it was before? - Thank you again
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    Shahjahan said:
    However The administrator account was not activated and I was not aware of it before, and everything was smooth! Is there any way I could make it deactivated or go back to as it was before?
    Yes, of course there is. By default the Administrator has no password, so if you have set one give it a blank password before disabling it.

    Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10
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  8. Posts : 12
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    Wow thank you very much, It worked and I was able to disable the Administrator account , I also thank Samuria and Mrgeek for taking time and immediately responding - Please keep up all your good work -
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  9. Bree's Avatar
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    Shahjahan said:
    Please keep up all your good work -
    Will do - and please keep coming back to TenForums, it's the best place to learn (there's something here for all of us).
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