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Making hidden Administrator account visible

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Brian W

#1
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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Alexander Suhovey

#2
"Brian W" <brian.NOSPAMwescombe@PLEASEntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> 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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BillD

#3
"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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Toby Broom

#4
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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Brian W

#5
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.
 

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Bert Kinney

#6
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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Brian K Lamb

#7
Hi Bert,

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


"Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
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> 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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Bert Kinney

#8
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!
 

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Brian W

#9
"Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
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> 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!
 

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Alexander Suhovey

#10
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
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> 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!
 

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