Enable or Disable the Build in Administrator Account In Vista

May be you are very much annoyed by UAC but still does not want UAC to be turned off in your user account in vista but want to perform some task without user account control elevation prompts.

You can do these tasks by using default build in administrator account but you will have to enable it first.

Follow the procedure below to enable default admin account in Vista

1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
2. In the search results list, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.


3. When you are prompted by User Account Control, click Continue.
4. At the command prompt, type net user administrator /active:yes, and then press ENTER
5. Type net user administrator <Password>, and then press ENTER.
Note: Please replace the <Password> tag with your passwords which you want to set to administrator account.
6. Type exit, and then press ENTER.
7. Log off the current user account.

To disable the admin account repeat the above procedure again type the command net user administrator /active:no in step 4

Tip: Default Administrator account in windows vista and Windows Xp posses all the rights but they are disabled by default.  

If you have any questions regarding windows account or anything to say please leave a comment.


  1. Basant Vyas says

    The tip is a great but still i do not see my Adminstratyor account while logging on or off..>>

  2. Doc McGoo says

    Hi there, you friendly geeks!
    Could someone help me out please???
    Just got my new laptop up and running with Vista. Fine.

    As Administrator, I have installed some software (sypbot/antivir etc), and set up some options, like IE options, mouse speed, and some other user data stuff. OK.

    Now I would like to use all these so far as the basis for more user accounts when I create them.
    [At the moment, when I create a new (standard) user a/c, I get the original wallpaper/IE/mouse settings etc.]

    How do I (effectively) copy my adminstrator settings to a new account, which I can then change to standard user? There is probably a really easy way which I don’t know about Sorry to be such a dummie!

    Or do I have to customise each new user separately??

    Thanks for some good ideas here. Much appreciated.

    Doc McGoo

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