How to Enable and Disable Administrator Account in Windows 10

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Enable Administrator Account

Windows 10 has a built-in administrator account, but which is not pre-active. You can enable administrator accounts or you can disable it if it’s already activated. 

You can create user accounts with administrator permission, but this one is pre-built with Windows 10. However, the administrator account is not available in Windows 10 Home. 

How to enable Administrator Account in Windows 10 

Enable Administrator using CMD

  1. Tap the Windows key in your keyboard and type CMD
  2. Right click on Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator.
  3. In cmd, type net user administrator /active:yes
  4. Hit Enter and administrator account will be enabled. 

Enable Administrator Using Using Local Users and Groups

  1. Press Windows Key + R at the same time. 
  2. Type lusrmgr.msc and press Enter
  3. From the left menu, double click on Users. A list of all users will appear.
  4. Double click on Administrator and uncheck Account is disabled
  5. Tap Ok

Enable Administrator Using Using Security Policies

  1. Press Windows Key + R at the same time. 
  2. Type secpol.msc and hit Enter
  3. Go to Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options 
  4. Accounts: Administrator account status lets you enable or disable the administrator account. 
  5. Double click on this policy and select Enabled and press Ok to enable administrator account in Windows 10.

How to Disable Administrator Account in Windows 10? 

  1. Tap the Windows key in your keyboard and type CMD
  2. Right click on Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator.
  3. In cmd, type net user administrator /active:no
  4. Hit Enter and the administrator account will be disabled. 

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