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

02 Jan 2010   #40
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello c1ogden, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If your edition of Windows 7 is say Home Premium, then it will not inlcude gpedit.msc or lusrmgr.msc.

You will need to right click on the command prompt shortcut and click on Run as administrator to open a elevated command prompt instead for it to work. (Step 1 in OPTION TWO)

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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02 Jan 2010   #41
c1ogden

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Shawn.

I tried that and got to the elevated command prompt. I entered "net user administrator / active:yes".

Now it says "The option / is unknown."

Anything else I should try? Thanks for the help!
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02 Jan 2010   #42
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're close, but there is no space between / and active.
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04 Jan 2010   #43
c1ogden

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you Shawn!

That worked!

Thanks for all your help!
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04 Jan 2010   #44
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome c1ogden. :)
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05 Jan 2010   #45
Two Dogs

windows 7
 
 

In elevated cmd promt. Typed "net user administrator/active:yes", and got syntax error.

This is what was returnred:

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

My os is Windows 7 Home Premium
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05 Jan 2010   #46
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Two Dogs, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you part of a domain? If so, then you may need to see your domain administrator.
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05 Jan 2010   #47
Two Dogs

windows 7
 
 

I don't know what you mean by a domain. I installed this on my pc and I'm the only user. I set up a standard account, a guest account, and myself as an admin account. I still get messages from the sytem telling me that I don't have permissions.
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05 Jan 2010   #48
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ah, you will need to do this while logged on to a administrator account, and right click on the command prompt shortcut and click on "Run as administrator" to be able to do this.
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05 Jan 2010   #49
Two Dogs

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Ah, you will need to do this while logged on to a administrator account
I am.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
and right click on the command prompt shortcut and click on "Run as administrator" to be able to do this.
I did that.
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