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Making hidden Administrator account visible

  1. #1


    Brian W Guest

    Making hidden Administrator account visible

    IS there anyway to make the Administrator account visible without using
    Computer Management/Local Users and Groups (as this option is not available
    in Home Premium) ?

    Thanks in advance!


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  2. #2


    Alexander Suhovey Guest

    Re: Making hidden Administrator account visible

    "Brian W" <brian.NOSPAMwescombe@PLEASEntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:jYgih.18419$Xo6.10744@newsfe6-win.ntli.net...
    > IS there anyway to make the Administrator account visible without using
    > Computer Management/Local Users and Groups (as this option is not
    > available in Home Premium) ?
    >


    Brian,

    Open elevated command prompt and use following command to enable
    Administrator account and set a password on it:

    net user Administrator v3ryStr()ngP4$$wOrd /ACTIVE:YES

    where "v3ryStr()ngP4$$wOrd" is a password you want to assign to account.

    --
    Alexander Suhovey


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  3. #3


    BillD Guest

    RE: Making hidden Administrator account visible



    "Brian W" wrote:

    > IS there anyway to make the Administrator account visible without using
    > Computer Management/Local Users and Groups (as this option is not available
    > in Home Premium) ?


    I can enable the hidden administrator account in computer managment/local
    users with Home Basic.

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  4. #4


    Toby Broom Guest

    Re: Making hidden Administrator account visible

    you can do it by typing in control userpasswords2 as well.


    "BillD" <BillD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "Brian W" wrote:
    >
    >> IS there anyway to make the Administrator account visible without using
    >> Computer Management/Local Users and Groups (as this option is not
    >> available
    >> in Home Premium) ?

    >
    > I can enable the hidden administrator account in computer managment/local
    > users with Home Basic.



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  5. #5


    Brian W Guest

    Re: Making hidden Administrator account visible

    I installed Home Premium to test yesterday, the Local Users and Groups
    option was not available in Computer Management

    "BillD" <BillD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "Brian W" wrote:
    >
    >> IS there anyway to make the Administrator account visible without using
    >> Computer Management/Local Users and Groups (as this option is not
    >> available
    >> in Home Premium) ?

    >
    > I can enable the hidden administrator account in computer managment/local
    > users with Home Basic.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Bert Kinney Guest

    Re: Making hidden Administrator account visible

    Hi Brian,

    Add the Administrator account to the Welcome Screen:
    1. Press the WinKey + R then type in lusrmgr.msc and press enter
    2. Click on Users
    3. Right Click on Administrator then Properties
    4. Uncheck Account is Disabled
    5. Click OK

    Regards,
    Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    http://bertk.mvps.org
    Member: http://dts-l.org


    Brian W wrote:
    > IS there anyway to make the Administrator account visible without using
    > Computer Management/Local Users and Groups (as this option is not
    > available in Home Premium) ?
    >
    > Thanks in advance!
    >


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  7. #7


    Brian K Lamb Guest

    Re: Making hidden Administrator account visible

    Hi Bert,

    looks like that snapin is disabled under Home Premium...


    "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    news:eftK4DVJHHA.4112@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Hi Brian,
    >
    > Add the Administrator account to the Welcome Screen:
    > 1. Press the WinKey + R then type in lusrmgr.msc and press enter
    > 2. Click on Users
    > 3. Right Click on Administrator then Properties
    > 4. Uncheck Account is Disabled
    > 5. Click OK
    >
    > Regards,
    > Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    > http://bertk.mvps.org
    > Member: http://dts-l.org
    >
    >
    > Brian W wrote:
    >> IS there anyway to make the Administrator account visible without using
    >> Computer Management/Local Users and Groups (as this option is not
    >> available in Home Premium) ?
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance!
    >>



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  8. #8


    Bert Kinney Guest

    Re: Making hidden Administrator account visible

    How about going to Control Panel - Administrator Tools - Computer Management
    - Local Users and Groups - Users and right click on Administrator.

    Regards,
    Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    http://bertk.mvps.org
    Member: http://dts-l.org


    Brian K Lamb wrote:
    > Hi Bert,
    >
    > looks like that snapin is disabled under Home Premium...
    >
    >
    > "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:eftK4DVJHHA.4112@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi Brian,
    >>
    >> Add the Administrator account to the Welcome Screen:
    >> 1. Press the WinKey + R then type in lusrmgr.msc and press enter
    >> 2. Click on Users
    >> 3. Right Click on Administrator then Properties
    >> 4. Uncheck Account is Disabled
    >> 5. Click OK
    >>
    >> Regards,
    >> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    >> http://bertk.mvps.org
    >> Member: http://dts-l.org
    >>
    >>
    >> Brian W wrote:
    >>> IS there anyway to make the Administrator account visible without
    >>> using Computer Management/Local Users and Groups (as this option is
    >>> not available in Home Premium) ?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks in advance!


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Brian W Guest

    Re: Making hidden Administrator account visible


    "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    news:ecUU1qtJHHA.1240@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > How about going to Control Panel - Administrator Tools - Computer
    > Management - Local Users and Groups - Users and right click on
    > Administrator.


    Local Users and Groups setting is not available in Premium, as I said in my
    original post. But never mind, it's working now using the command line
    method described here recently by Alexander Suhovey.

    >
    > Regards,
    > Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    > http://bertk.mvps.org
    > Member: http://dts-l.org
    >
    >
    > Brian K Lamb wrote:
    >> Hi Bert,
    >>
    >> looks like that snapin is disabled under Home Premium...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    >> news:eftK4DVJHHA.4112@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi Brian,
    >>>
    >>> Add the Administrator account to the Welcome Screen:
    >>> 1. Press the WinKey + R then type in lusrmgr.msc and press enter
    >>> 2. Click on Users
    >>> 3. Right Click on Administrator then Properties
    >>> 4. Uncheck Account is Disabled
    >>> 5. Click OK
    >>>
    >>> Regards,
    >>> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    >>> http://bertk.mvps.org
    >>> Member: http://dts-l.org
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Brian W wrote:
    >>>> IS there anyway to make the Administrator account visible without using
    >>>> Computer Management/Local Users and Groups (as this option is not
    >>>> available in Home Premium) ?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks in advance!



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Alexander Suhovey Guest

    Re: Making hidden Administrator account visible

    Bert, take a look at screenshot attached.

    lusrmgr.msc snap-in is disabled in Vista Home as it was in XP Home.

    --
    Alexander Suhovey

    "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    news:ecUU1qtJHHA.1240@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > How about going to Control Panel - Administrator Tools - Computer
    > Management - Local Users and Groups - Users and right click on
    > Administrator.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    > http://bertk.mvps.org
    > Member: http://dts-l.org
    >
    >
    > Brian K Lamb wrote:
    >> Hi Bert,
    >>
    >> looks like that snapin is disabled under Home Premium...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    >> news:eftK4DVJHHA.4112@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi Brian,
    >>>
    >>> Add the Administrator account to the Welcome Screen:
    >>> 1. Press the WinKey + R then type in lusrmgr.msc and press enter
    >>> 2. Click on Users
    >>> 3. Right Click on Administrator then Properties
    >>> 4. Uncheck Account is Disabled
    >>> 5. Click OK
    >>>
    >>> Regards,
    >>> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    >>> http://bertk.mvps.org
    >>> Member: http://dts-l.org
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Brian W wrote:
    >>>> IS there anyway to make the Administrator account visible without using
    >>>> Computer Management/Local Users and Groups (as this option is not
    >>>> available in Home Premium) ?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks in advance!



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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