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Windows 7: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

05 Jan 2010   #50
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Are you able to enable the built-in Administrator account using OPTION ONE instead?


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05 Jan 2010   #51
Two Dogs

windows 7
 
 

I Have Home Premium. I can't use option one.
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05 Jan 2010   #52
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you are logged into an adminstrator account, and used "run as administrator" on the command prompt shortcut, then you might try again to see if maybe you made a typo by mistake. You should not get a permission denied message unless you are not in a elevated command prompt.

If the above does not work, then you might see if you can afterwards after you run a sfc /scannow command. If you still cannot, then you might consider doing a repair install.
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30 Jan 2010   #53
anon

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Didn't there used to be an option where it could be doone via WinRE?
If so, please put it on.
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30 Jan 2010   #54
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Anon,

You can run the command to enable the built-in Administrator account from the command prompt option from WinRE. (see OPTION TWO below)

Command Prompt at Startup

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Feb 2010   #55
JaCh0o

Windows Seven
 
 

TwoDogs have everythings fine with his computer. I have the same problem its on freshly installed Windows 7 Home Premium (x64 PL legal) it doesnt have files: gpedit.msc, lusrmgr.msc and the option 2 doesnt work too. Neither W7 Starter or W7 HP do not have it. I have Asus notebook and ive installed Asus SmartLogon program witch make able to logon by camera, unfortunalty beside the camera face window theres new account called: SmartLogon.
First try:
Ive trided by run>mmc> File>Add/Remove addon >
there is users and local groups but when i try to use it windows says to me thet its Home Premium Eition and this addon cannot be used.
Second try:
by run>gpedit.msc
file does not exist
Third try:
by run> lusrmgr.msc
it opens !! but in the middle window there is same text as in first try.
Forth try:
by all program>accesories> command line (right click - run as administrator, for shure im at administrator account) > net user /?
then i see:
The syntax of this command is:
net user
[username [password | *] [options]] [/domain]
username {password | *} /add [options] [/domain]
username [/delete] [/domain]
username [/times:{times | all}]


(there is no /acitve option) but try to do it by writing:
net user SmartLogon /active:no
then i see this again:

The syntax of this command is:
net user
[username [password | *] [options]] [/domain]
username {password | *} /add [options] [/domain]
username [/delete] [/domain]
username [/times:{times | all}]


Fifth try:
by control panel > user accaunts > manage other accaunts >
there is no SmartLogon (??)

tell me plz is there any other option to disable/enable or hide accaunts ?
if not fully legal my there is posibliity to add/modify some files like gpedit.msc or lusrmgr.msc ??

PS. sorry for my english, im polish.
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25 Feb 2010   #56
bootsmom

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

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25 Feb 2010   #57
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Bootsmom, and welcome to Seven Forums. Thank you for the kind words.
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10 Mar 2010   #58
sudhirphophaliy

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
How to enable Administrator

Hi i m not able to enable my administrator account as i have tried the option 2 but the message "Access is Denied" is displaying.
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10 Mar 2010   #59
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Sudhirphophaliy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you logged in a adminsitrator account?

Be sure that you right clicked on the command prompt shortcut and clicked on Run as administrator so that it is a elevated command prompt that you are using.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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