HOW TO: Enable the build-in Administrator account in Windows Vista

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SUMMARY

This step-by-step article describes how to enable the build-in administrator account by command-line in Windows Vista. This may be useful if you want to enable the build-in administrator to do some automation works without UAC elevation prompt.

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To enable the build-in Administrator account, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
2. In the search results list, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.
3. When you are prompted by User Account Control, click Continue.
4. At the command prompt, type net user administrator /active:yes, and then press ENTER
5. Type net user administrator <Password>, and then press ENTER.
Note: Please replace the <Password> tag with your passwords which you want to set to administrator account.
6. Type exit, and then press ENTER.
7. Log off the current user account.
 

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Article ID: 555910 - Last Review: April 3, 2007 - Revision: 1.0
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  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Starter
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