1. Joined : Nov 2016
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       23 Nov 2016 #1

    How to know if you have a BUILT IN ADMIN ACCOUNT or a MAIN ADMIN

    So I went to cmd and I want to know if I have the built in admin account. Im logged in as a standard user, second account.
    and in cmd I typed NET USER USER which probably shows the administrator account. But in the comment section it doesnt say BUILT IN ADMIN ACC FOR ADMINISTRATERING THE PC. Only the hidden admin account has that comment . But how do I know I have the built in admin acc?
    Any help is patiently accepted
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  2. Joined : Aug 2016
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       23 Nov 2016 #2

    The built-in Administrator account is disabled by default. The reason it is disabled is that it is not subject to UAC protection - enabling it and leaving it enabled is dangerous as it allows malware full access.

    Any active account with 'admin' rights such as (presumably) your USER one will be a member of the Administrators group, but not THE administrator. To see that one, type NET USER ADMINISTRATOR
    C:\Users\owner>net user administrator
    User name Administrator
    Full Name
    Comment Built-in account for administering the computer/domain
    User's comment
    Country/region code 000 (System Default)
    Account active No
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  3. Joined : Nov 2016
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       23 Nov 2016 #3

    Ah so the built in admin is the HIDDEN admin account. and we are main admins.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2016
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       23 Nov 2016 #4

    Askboy4 said: View Post
    Ah so the built in admin is the HIDDEN admin account. and we are main admins.
    Precisely, and it's safer that way because we are all subject to UAC - any malware attempting to make changes will trigger a UAC prompt.
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