From the early days, Windows operating systems provide the
Administrator account. The Administrator account is used to manage Windows operating systems with the highest privileges. The Administrator account is a special account where normal users can not use this name. In Windows 10 the Administrator account is disabled by default. But it can be enabled in order to use administrative tasks. In this tutorial, we examişne how to enable an Administrator account in Windows 10 operating systems.
Enable Administrator via the MS-DOS Command Line Interface
In order to run the
net user command with administrative privileges we should open the MS-DOS command prompt as administrator. Alternatively, the same operation can be done with the PowerShell which is also opened as administrator privileges. First open the Start menu and type
MS-DOS and then click to
Run as administrator like below.
Below we can see that the MS-DOS command prompt is opened with the Administrator privielges.
Now we can run the
net user in order to enable Administrator user. The user which is
administrator and activation parameters
/active:yes should be provided to the net user command.
> net user administrator /active:yes
If the Administrator account is enabled successfully the following message is printed.
The command completed successfully.
Enable Administrator via the Local Users and Groups Tool (Admin Tools)
Local Users and Groups Tool or
Admin Tools can be also used to enable the Administrator account. The Admin tool can be opened via the Windows Run with the
lusrmgr.msc command like below.
In this tool click to the
Users and then right-click to the
Administrator user. There click to the
Account is disabled option like below. Then as the last step click to the