The administrator account from previous iterations of windows is still present in Windows 10. From this account, a user can make system-level changes without any restrictions. However, starting from Windows Vista, this account was disabled by default. And in Windows 10, you need to activate this after User Account Control prompt.
In Windows 10, the administrator account is hidden in the normal mode but is enabled by default when you launch Windows 10 in safe mode. There are also other ways do enable and disable administrator account Windows 10. Let us take a look at these easy methods.
Disable Administrator Account Windows 10
For new installations, when a new user account is created in Windows 10, the built-in administrator account is hidden. This is more of a security measure, so as to prevent unauthorized system-level changes to your computer which may end up harming your device.
For troubleshooting certain errors, you may need to enable this account and make changes from it. If have you made a new user account, it is plausible that you may be using that account to sync your settings and services. So, let us see how to turn off the administrator account in Windows 10.
Note: Microsoft instructs OEMs and system builders to disable this account before delivering the device to consumers.
Method 1: Use Command Prompt
There are two commands that you can run in command prompt 2 enable or disable administrator account in Windows 10. Both of these commands are discussed below:
When setting up your device for the first time, you can use a command to disable the built-in administrator account. Use the following command for the same:
The next time the computer boots up, the operating system will hide the administrator account and display the options to set up a new user account.
If you want to turn off the administrator account after configuring your computer, you can use the net command for the same. Simply type the following command and press Enter:
net user administrator /active:no
Pro Tip: Type net user administrator and press Enter to see the properties of the administrator account.
Method 2: Use Microsoft Management Console
On the server versions of Microsoft Windows 10, you can use the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) to change the status of the local administrator account. Follow these steps for the same:
- In a Run dialog, type lusmgr.msc and press Enter to launch the Local Users and Groups MMC.
- Locate and right-click on the Administrator account.
- Select Properties from the context menu.
This will open the Administrator Properties window.
- Under the General tab, check the box next to the following option:
Account is Disabled
- Click on OK to disable the administrator account.
So there you have it. Now you know how to disable administrator account Windows 10 using the methods given above. Comment below if you found this useful, and to discuss further the same.