Windows 10: Give Local account with Admin rights, same access as "Administrator"?`

  1.    14 Jul 2016 #1

    Give Local account with Admin rights, same access as "Administrator"?`


    I have discovered that there is a difference between the original local "Administrator" account and my (local) admin account. For instance my admin account cannot add a new user, whereas "Administrator" can.

    I absolutely do not want an MS online account - I want to have a local Admin account (not "Administrator" itself) but with the same rights as Administrator, for example being able to add a new user.

    This was possible in previous versions of Windows - can it still be achieved and if so, how?
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  2. Posts : 2,329
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.296
       14 Jul 2016 #2

    You need to add your new local account to the administrators group. To do this log in with your original Administrator account. Then open an elevated command prompt (right click on start and select Command Prompt (admin).

    Then type: net localgroup administrators "UserName" /add

    where UserName is the name of your new local account.

    You can check which users belong to the various groups with these commands:
    net localgroup guests
    net localgroup users
    net localgroup administrators
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    14 Jul 2016 #3

    Hannele2 said: View Post
    I have discovered that there is a difference between the original local "Administrator" account and my (local) admin account. For instance my admin account cannot add a new user, whereas "Administrator" can.

    I absolutely do not want an MS online account - I want to have a local Admin account (not "Administrator" itself) but with the same rights as Administrator, for example being able to add a new user.

    This was possible in previous versions of Windows - can it still be achieved and if so, how?
    I'm not sure what you mean. Of course any administrator account can add users, not just Administrator. If it can't there is something else wrong.

    Are you changing the account type to Administrator?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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