Windows 10: Lock screen prompt - Administrator account disabled Solved

  1.    08 Sep 2015 #1

    Lock screen prompt - Administrator account disabled

    I recently installed Windows 10 Enterprise on a Surface Pro II tablet. The tablet is not connected to a domain and I created my own personal/local account. After giving my local account administrative privileges I disabled the administrator account using the command: net user administrator /active:no.

    Now when I boot the tablet I get a message for the Administrator account: Your account has been disabled. Please see your system administrator. Once I click the OK button I can then log into my personal/local account.

    How do I make the “Your account has been disabled” message go away? I know it’s been disabled and having to see this message each time I boot is pretty annoying.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       08 Sep 2015 #2

    Hello dheck1961, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    It sounds like you may still have Windows set to automatically sign in to the disabled account at startup. Changing this to what you want in netplwiz should sort this for you if this is the case.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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  3.    08 Sep 2015 #3

    That fixed it. I don't recall this setting being offered as an option when I installed - I'm guessing it's something new under Windows 10.

    Many thanks for saving what little sanity I have left!
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       08 Sep 2015 #4

    You're most welcome Dave. :)
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