Windows 10 has a built-in Administrator account, which by default is hidden and is also disabled for security reasons. But, sometimes, you need to perform a bit of Windows management. OR. Troubleshooting OR. You might want to make changes to your account that need administrator access. For any of those reasons, you have the ability to enable administrator privileges.
How can you enable the Windows 10 Administrator privileges using the command prompt?
If you want to enable the Administrator account, then using the command prompt is the quickest as well as the easiest method.
- Open a command prompt as an administrator and enter “cmd” in the search field.
- After the results appear, right-click the entry for Command Prompt.
- Then click on “Run as Administrator.“
- Hit “yes“
- Now, you have entered administrator mode.
How can you enable the Windows 10 Administrator privileges through the user management tool?
- Open Administrative Tools. You can do this either through the Start menu or via the Control Panel.
- Click on the entry for Computer Management.
- Then open the folder for local users and groups. (Another way to get there is to type lusrmgr.msc in the search field.)
- Open the folder for “users“.
- Then double-click on the “Administrator account.”
- Uncheck the option that says “Account Is Disabled.”
- Click OK or “Apply.”
- Now you can close the User Management window.
- After the account is enabled, log out.
- Make your way past the lock screen, then sign in using the Administrator account. No password will be asked. You can then perform whatever management or troubleshooting you want to.
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