Show the Administrator Account in Vista and Windows 7

Have you ever noticed the administrator account doesn’t show up during logon with Vista or 7?  Well here’s what you can do.

Go to a command prompt as the administrator.

  • type cmd in the search box and then right click when it is found and select Run as Administrator
  • Type Net User Administrator  /active:yes

The Administrator Account should now appear as an option on the Welcome Screen.    Log in at the next reboot and set a complex password.  (Don’t forget it!)

or you can enable the Administrator Account by right clicking on Computer, select manage, navigate to users and uncheck the disabled box next to the Administrator.

If you want to disable it later… same command but add the switch with /active:no

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