1.    15 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 7 PRO

    Unable to show Administrator or Guest account on login screen


    July 15, 2017

    I have WIN 10 Pro on a Dell laptop.

    I have been unable to find a way to show ALL accounts, User, (built in) Administrator, Guest account, etc at WIN 10 login/sign on. The only account I can get to show in my user account (which has administrator status).
    I have successfully used the cmd “net user administrator / active:yes, net user administrator * “ and successfully assigned a password, and the net user guest / active:yes command. I restart or power down and restart and the only account that shows is the single user account. As far as I can tell issueing the above commands should make the Administrator and Guest accounts show on the login/signon screen. I have tried a couple of other options I found on line but without success.

    I must be missing something. I did see a couple of comments about “User group. Home group” but could not figure out what was being asked. My Dell laptop is used at home, wireless connected to my router and the internet. I do not remember being asked any questions about “home group” or “groups” at installation on WIN 10.

    Would appreciate any (detail) instructions or links showing how to make all the WIN 10 PRO accounts to show at logon.

    Thank you
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  2.    15 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by krazykat tenf View Post
    I have successfully used the cmd “net user administrator / active:yes, net user administrator *
    Unless you made a typo here the command is incorrect. There should not be a space between / and active so if you want to enable built in administrator with password = "Secret123" you would enter:

    net user administrator Secret123 /active:yes

    Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    You can then sign out (no need to reboot) and you should see the built in Administrator on the log-in screen.

    The guest account doesn't exist any more in Windows 10. You could add an account to use as a guest account and make it part of the guests group if you want as described here Add Guest Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials but it is pretty limited. Users that are part of guests group can't open store apps for example.
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  3.    24 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 7 PRO
    Thread Starter

    lx07 --- Thanks for catching my typo (while I wipe the egg from my face). At least I faithfully reproduced my typo error in my problem statement - which you noticed. Used the correct syntax and worked first time.

    Thanks again.
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