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Under Windows XP and earlier versions of Windows, there was only one administrator account and most individual users used it as their main account. But Windows Vista and later, i.e. Windows 10 and Windows 8/7, have another built-in administrator account that can be called a hidden super administrator secret account super administrator. It is hidden and disabled by default and looks like the’root’ account under Unix.
The use of the administrator account is defined in Windows Vista, and it is rarely necessary to use it instead of another administrator account. During Vista installation, the administrator account is disabled, but if you upgrade from Windows XP and the administrator is the only active local administrator account, the administrator remains enabled. In this case, it is set to the UAC approval mode. Since it is not subject to UAC instructions and operates with all administrative rights, it is quite risky to execute it regularly. Each application could then have total control over the computer. So I suggest to use it sparingly, only if you need to perform several administrative tasks and don’t want to be bothered by UAC prompts. This’Super’ administrator account does not have a password to start with, which is a serious vulnerability for a full administrator account. It is best to assign a secure password to this account as soon as possible.
Enable Windows Super Administrator account
To enable, enable or activate this Super Administrator account, enter CMD in the search box. CMD appears at the top of the screen. Right-click and select’Run as administrator’.
To activate this account, enter this command and press Enter :
Net user administrator /active:yes
To deactivate this account, enter this command and press Enter:
Net user administrator /active: no
If you decide you need a password for the administrator account you want to activate, or if you cannot activate it with an empty password, execute the following commands :
Net user administrator P@$$$
Net user management enable:yes
You receive a message: The command has been successfully executed. (where P@$$$$$$$w0rd was used as an example password)
Change user and log in with this password.
You can also enter secpol.msc in the search field and press Enter. This displays the Local Security Policy.
In the left pane, click Local Policies > Security Options. Now, on the right side, you see the first entry as Accounts : Administrator Account – Disable Right Click > Click Properties > Enable. Close enough.
You can also use our Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4 for Windows 10 to easily enable or disable this integrated administrator account.
And why would you want to keep this account? 12)
- You don’t want to be bothered by the UAC.
- This’Super’ administrator account has high privileges. This means that you can run PDC with unlimited access from the command line.
- You must perform a serious repair.
- You have blocked your main account by mistake and you want a hidden entry.
- Learn how to create a new hidden administrator account in Windows 10.
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