TCAT Shelbyville - Technical Blog

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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The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.
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