How to Enable Built-in Administrator Account on Windows 11?

Microsoft has deactivated the default built-in Administrator account with the release of Windows Vista. That indicates that the Administrator account is still accessible but concealed. Which implies that you must enable it in order to utilize it. Even if you are using the administrative account to make significant changes to your computer, Windows will still ask you to confirm your decision before making any significant changes. Therefore, when the User Account Control (UAC) dialogue box displays, you must select Yes. Compared to the administrator account we create, the built-in administrative account is more powerful. In the most recent operating system, Windows 11, the built-in administrative account is still present, but it is hidden and needs to be explicitly activated. However, Windows 11 will automatically enable the built-in Administrator account if you launch it in Safe Mode.

In this risewindows article, we are going to talk about how you can check the Administrative Account status on your Windows 11 computer:-

How to check the Administrator Account status on Windows 11?

Use the following steps to check the Administrator Account status on your Windows 11 computer:-

Step 1: From the taskbar, click on the Search button. Type CMD into the search field.

Step 2: Click on the Command Prompt link in the search results to open it.

Step 3: To check the status of the Administrator account, enter the following into the Command Prompt window and press Enter:-

net user administrator

Find the Account active in the output. If you see No next to it, the built-in administrator is inactive or deactivated, and you must make it active.

How to Enable Administrator Account in Windows 11 using Command Prompt?

Use the following steps to enable Administrator Account in Windows 11 using Command Prompt:-

Step 1: Open the Command Prompt with administrator privileges.

Press Windows + R to enter the Run dialogue box and access the Command Prompt with administrative rights on a Windows 11 computer. To open the Command Prompt window with elevated rights, put CMD into the Run box and press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER on the keyboard. Click on Yes in the User Account Control dialogue box if it appears.

Step 2: To activate the administrator account, type the following in the Command Prompt window and press Enter on your keyboard: –

net user administrator /active:yes

You need to receive the output “The command completed successfully” after doing the above steps. Now that Windows 11’s built-in administrator is activated, you can log in to it just like any other user account.

The built-in administrator account should be disabled when you have finished troubleshooting or any other particular task because doing so is not advised. Execute the following command in step 2 of the previous steps to disable the built-in admin account:

net user administrator /active:no

How to Enable the Administrator Account on Windows 11 using Local Users and Groups?

Use the following step enable the Administrator Account on Windows 11 using Local Users and Groups:-

Step 1: To open the Run dialogue box, press Windows + R.

Step 2: Type the following into the Run dialogue box and press Enter:-

lusrmgr.msc

Step 3: Activate the Administrator account by double-clicking on the Users folder. The Administrator account icon is disabled if it has a down arrow on it; you must enable it to use it.

Step 4: At this point, right-click on the Administrator and choose Properties from the drop-down menu.

Step 5: Un-check the box that says “Account is disabled” in the General tab of the “Administrator Properties” dialogue.

Step 6: Click on Apply.

Step 7: Click on OK.

Repeat the above steps and click the box next to “Account is disabled” in step 5 to disable the Administrator account on your Windows 11 computer.

You can either enable or disable the built-in administrator account after completing the aforementioned steps.

How to Enable Built-in Administrator Account in Windows 11 Local Security Policy app (secpol.msc)?

Step 1: Press Win + R simultaneously to open the Run dialogue box.

Step 2: Type the following into the Run box and press Enter on your keyboard:-

secpol.msc

Step 3: From the left side pane of the Local Security Policy window, navigate to the following location:-

Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options

Step 4: Find the “Accounts: Administrator account status” policy in the right pane and double-click on it to open it.

Step 5: Select the Enabled option.

Step 6: Click on Apply.

Step 7: Click on OK.

Your Windows 11 computer’s built-in administrator is activated when you complete the aforementioned steps. Repeat the above steps and choose the Disabled option in step 4 if you decide to change your mind and disable it.

That is it.

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