Windows 10: Should i enable the hidden administrator account?

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  1. Cerawy Win User

    Should i enable the hidden administrator account?


    Should i enable the hidden administrator account?

    Could someone clarify what the advantage is?

    :)
     
    Cerawy, Jan 10, 2019
    #1

  2. 'Hidden Administrator' account asking for password.

    We would like to clarify how did you enable the Hidden Administrator account. We suggest using the
    Local Security Policy to enable to hidden administrator in Windows 10. Kindly follow these steps:

    • Press Windows key + R to open the Run dialog.
    • Type secpol.msc, and click on OK.
    • In the left pane, click on the Local Policies folder to expand it, and click on the
      Security Options folder.
    • In the right pane of Security Options, double click on
      Accounts: Administrator account status.
    • Select Enabled, and click on OK.
    Let us know whenever you need further assistance.
     
    Nathaniel Mon, Jan 10, 2019
    #2
  3. Geethu B Win User
    Enabling hidden elevated administrator account fails

    Hi Rob,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community. I understand that you have an issue with enabling hidden elevated administrator account.
    I will surely help you to fix this issue.

    To understand the issue better, let me know if you have any other administrator User Account?

    If you have other administrator user account, you may login to that user account and try to
    enable built-in administrator account. If there are no other administrator user accounts, you may enable built-in administrator account from WinRE and check if it helps. To enable built-in
    administrator account follow these steps:


    • Insert the Windows 10 Installation Disc.

    • Click on Repair your System.

    • Click on Advanced Startup Options.

    • Click on Command Prompt.

    • Type: net user administrator /active: yes
    Note: Please follow the same steps and type
    net user administrator /active: no to disable admin account after the troubleshooting is done.

    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
    Geethu B, Jan 10, 2019
    #3
  4. Should i enable the hidden administrator account?

    How to enable the hidden administrator in windows 10

    Hi Frazer,

    Enabling the hidden administrator account will allow you to do anything without restrictions. We suggest disabling the feature after making changes to the PC. It is also best to create a password to protect it from an unauthorized access. To do this procedure,
    follow these steps:

    • Open Run command box by simultaneously pressing Windows +
      R keys.
    • In the Run command box, type lusrmgr.msc and then press
      Enter key to open Local Users and Groups window.
    • In the left-pane, click Users folder to see various account names in the middle pane.
    • Double-click on the Administrator entry in the middle pane to open its
      properties dialog.
    • Under the General tab, uncheck the option labelled Account is disabled, and then click
      Apply button to enable the built-in admin account.
    Close the Local Users and Groups window. The enabled Administrator account should be visible on the login screen. Also, you can quickly switch to or sign in to the Administrator account by clicking the user name on the Start and then clicking Administrator.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Robert Caw, Jan 10, 2019
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