Technology Advice by Ryan Taylor Adams

Enabling the Built-in Administrator Account on Windows Vista And Windows 7

March 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Printer Friendly Version


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Depending on how you setup you computer, the default “Administrator” account may be disabled. To enable the account again, you can use the Local Users and Groups management console built-in to Windows.

The easisest way to get to the Local Users and Groups is to:

  1. Open a Run… box either from the Start Menu or by holding down the Windows key and pressing “R”.
  2. Type “lusrmgr.msc” and press enter.
  3. Click on “Users” in the window that opens.
  4. Double-click the “Administrator” user listed.
  5. In the window, remove the checkbox from “Account is disabled”.
  6. Press “OK” and close out of any remaining open windows.