Windows 10: Administrator user access control

Discus and support Administrator user access control in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; While trying to install a software I was blocked and told to communicate wioth the Administrator of the laptop, I am the administrator of this laptop... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Shahnaaz Arend, Feb 14, 2020 at 3:52 AM.

  1. Administrator user access control

    While trying to install a software I was blocked and told to communicate wioth the Administrator of the laptop, I am the administrator of this laptop yet I have no access. I also tried logging into my microsfot account via User Access Control and it says the account does not exist when it clearly does on other platforms.

    Shahnaaz Arend, Feb 14, 2020 at 3:52 AM
  2. angus Win User

    Settings can't be opened using the built-in administrator account

    Unfortunately I have the same issue as Dabz from upgrading win7 to win10.
    I've tried opening settings using all the suggested methods and it will not load using my account with Administrator access nor the built-in Administrator profile. I also tried other methods not listed such as using Run. Control panel is just a stepping stone to add users in Settings.
    I'm also having explorer.exe issues, which I believe is preventing Settings from loading.
    Using cmd (Admin) I successfully created a new user profile [and granted admin access also using cmd (Admin)], however win10 will not allow this account to log on. win10 does not list this new user within control panel but it does in the start menu. win10 will not allow to log in or switch to the new account via the start menu either.
    I can access settings in Safe Mode but this will not allow me to create a new account.
    Any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
  3. Yolvi Ell Win User
    net user administrator /active:no keeps saying access denied.

    Hi Rebekah,

    It's possible that you're not using an elevated command prompt, causing the Access Denied error. We suggest following these steps to properly disable the built-in administrator account:

    • Right-click the Start button.
    • Choose Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Copy and paste net user Administrator /active:no and press
      . If the command isn't successful, please post a screenshot so that we can study it further.

    Let us know if you're able to hide the administrator account after following these steps.
  4. Administrator user access control

    User Account Control in Windows 10


    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I would suggest you to check if you can access Safe mode and go to the elevated command prompt from there.

    To go to Safe mode follow the steps below:

    a. Click on Windows key, and in the Power Options
    click on Restart while pressing the shift key.

    b. A blue screen will appear with a few options.

    Click on Troubleshoot > Advanced Settings >
    Startup Settings
    > Restart.

    c. Your system will automatically restart, press relevant keys to go to the Safe Mode with Command prompt.

    Once you have access to Elevated Command prompt, follow the steps:

    1. Type "net user administrator /active:yes" and click

    You will get a message stating that "The Command completed successfully"

    2. Go to the normal mode now and sign in from the administrator account.

    3. Give administrator privileges to your new account by following the steps:

    • Press Windows key and type Control. Click on Control Panel from the list of options.
    • Click on User Account > Manage another account.
    • Select the appropriate user account you want to give administrator rights to and then click on
      Change account type.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions.
    Hope this helps. Please respond if you have further related queries.

    Jesinta Rozario, Feb 14, 2020 at 3:57 AM

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