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Windows 7: hide admin account at the start up screen

26 Jan 2012   #1
sidono222

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
hide admin account at the start up screen

Hi,

I am using a windows 7 Home prem. 64bit
I want a computer with no administrator privilege. The start up screen should only show one standard account. There should be no other account to see when I start up the PC.

And when the standard account wants a admin privilege, a box should appear where I can type in the password.

What I tried was activating the default administrator account by "net user administrator /active:yes". After setting the password I deactivated the admin account inorder to hide it at the start up screen. But when the "standard account" wanted to use the admin privilege it asked for the password with no field to type it into.
Apparently disabling the administrator account means; not able to use the admin password either. I had to restart the PC in "Safe Mode Command Prompt", go into the admin account, activate the admin account(net user administrator /active:yes), restart the PC and so on.....

Long story short; I don't want to have the admin account to be like "IN YOUR FACE" when ever the user "STARTS UP" this computer.
Is this thing possible?


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26 Jan 2012   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Is this the one that you need ?
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26 Jan 2012   #3
sidono222

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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26 Jan 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Sidono, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you still wanted to have a log on screen, then you could set Windows 7 to where it will request to enter both the user name and password at log on instead. This way there's only one blank user icon at log on to be seen.

Log On with User Name and Password



Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Jan 2012   #5
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

I think he's saying the login screen doesn't show the admin account now that he deactivated it but when UAC requires admin privileges, it asks for a password with no place to enter it. Correct?
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26 Jan 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I was thinking that he wanted to keep the built-in Administrator account enabled, but just not have it displayed in the log on screen.
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26 Jan 2012   #7
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

He does, and I think he has successfully removed it from the logon screen, but now UAC is prompting him for a admin password instead of the option to just click Yes.
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26 Jan 2012   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

He wouldn't be able to just click Yes for a UAC prompt in a "Standard User" account. Only in a administrator account will be able to. If he disables the only administrator account on the computer, the built-in Administrator account in this case, then that's why he's not able to.

Let's wait until the OP clarifies so as not to confuse everything, but I'm thinking that he's just wanting to keep the built-in Administrator account enabled to be able to enter the password as needed, but also not have the account displayed in the log on screen.
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26 Jan 2012   #9
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

You're right, but I think his issue is that there is no place to enter that password when prompted for it, for reasons I'm not sure.
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26 Jan 2012   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That would only be an issue if there wasn't an administrator account enabled. If left enabled, there would be a place to enter the administrator's password when he get's a UAC prompt in his "Standard User" account.
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