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Windows 7: net user Administrator /active:yes activates account admin, not Admini

05 Sep 2014   #1
yky

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
net user Administrator /active:yes activates account admin, not Admini

I want to activate the default Administrator account. After I enter the command "net user Administrator /active:yes", an administrator account named "admin", not "Administrator", appears. Since what I want is Administrator, not admin, I try to change account name from admin to Administrator. I get an error message saying the account name Administrator already exists. Where is it? I wonder.

Anyway, how do I activate the default administrator account Administrator? Thanks.


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05 Sep 2014   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Are you running from a Elevated Command prompt?
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05 Sep 2014   #4
yky

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Thank you for the reply. The method I used is the option 2 in the the reference you gave. However, the method did not activate the account "Administrator". It activated "admin". That is my problem.
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05 Sep 2014   #5
yky

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Are you running from a Elevated Command prompt?
Thank you for the reply.
Yes. I right-click the "command prompt" in my Start menu and chose "Run as administrator" before issuing the "net user" command.
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06 Sep 2014   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

What does net user show you (from elevated command prompt)?

Does it list Administrator or admin?
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13 Sep 2014   #7
yky

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply. I'll try it after finishing a trip.
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