Windows 10 has a built-in Administrator account, this 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 the 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, enter cmd in the search field.
After the results appear, right-click the entry for Command Prompt. Then click on Run as Administrator.
It the command prompt, enter net user administrator. The value for Account Active should display No
Enter net user administrator /active:yes. You will then receive a response that the command has been completed successfully.
Enter net user administrator. Now, the value for Account Active should display Yes
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, then 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/troubleshooting you want to.
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