Thursday, June 9, 2011

3 Ways to Enable the Built-in Windows 7 Administrator Account

Like Windows XP, Windows 7 also has an Administrator account in its factory configuration. You can use the administrator account to ensure that only the person logged in as an administrator can make certain changes, including changes that affect other users. But what unlike its Windows XP, Windows 7’s built-in administrator account is disabled as a security measure. And to enjoy the function of this account, you need to enable the administrator account at first. Here shows you 3 ways to turn on Windows 7 default administrator account which will prevent from Windows 7 password recovery trouble.
Option 1: Through Command Prompt.
1.  Type “cmd” in Start menu Search box, then open a command prompt in administrator mode by right-clicking and choosing Run as administrator
2. Now provide following command in command prompt:
net user administrator /active:yes
3. Press Enter. The Administrator account will be enabled. If you want to disable it again, simply replace "yes" with "no" in above command.
Option 2: Through Local Users and Groups.
1. Press Windows +R to pop up the Run command, and then type lusrmgr.msc in it and clicking OK to open "Computer Management" window
2. Expand Users folder in the left pane, and then right-click on "Administrator" account to select Properties in right-side pane. Uncheck the Account is disabled box on the properties window.
Option 3: Local Security Policy
1. Open Local Security Policy windows by typing "secpol.msc" in RUN dialog box or Start menu search box.
2. Expand the Local Policies folder in the left pane, and expand Security Options in the right pane.
3. Double-click on first option "Accounts: Administrator account status" and select "Enabled" and apply it.
Now the Windows 7 administrator account is enabled and don’t forget to add a password to this account. Of course, a Windows 7  password d reset disk should also be created after adding a password. It will be helpful if you forgot Windows 7 administrator password.

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