How To Enable Hidden Administrator Account In Windows Vista

By default the administrator account is disabled in windows vista, to do some administrative level tasks you have to enable administrator account.

To enable administrator account in windows vista follow these simple steps:

Run Command Prompt (run as administrator)

Start Menu > Accessories > Command Prompt as shown below

run command prompt in windows vista

Type the following command in the command prompt

net user administrator /active:yes

command to enable administrator account in windows vista

You are done finally log off and check the hidden/disabled administrator account is available on the welcome screen.

hidden administrator account will display on welcome screen

I hope you find the trick useful please leave some comments below, Thanks.

Hey, Wait what if you want to disable the administrator account again, no problem.

To disable the administrator account in windows vista just this command in command prompt.
net user administrator /active:no

Put ‘no’ in the end of the command instead of ‘yes’

4 comments… add one
Kaswer October 24, 2009, 8:08 pm

unable to find Administrator account, Thanks for the help to enable admin account.

kukk October 25, 2009, 3:35 am

I used the same procedure to enable Admin account in Windows 7

Pett October 26, 2009, 1:00 pm

Thanks for article.

Vista June 2, 2010, 9:08 pm

I tried this method on Windows 7 and its working. administrator account is enabled using vista method

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