Windows 7 Administrator disabled

Windows 7 Box,domain logon,admin pack,taskbar thumbnails,task scheduler,preview pane,windows 7

Some of situations that I had to fix was that all of users including local Windows 7 Administrator got disabled or deactivated on the Windows 7 machine.

So, if your Administrator account is locked out you can do the following to enable it again.

You can try to boot into the Safe Mode by pressing F8 after the BIOS splash screen and choosing the Safe Mode option from the list. You will be able to login to Windows with Administrator account as it is automatically enabled once you boot into the Safe Mode.

Now, you can create a new user or re-enable the user that got disabled.

It’s not recommended that you leave the local administrator account enabled as Microsoft disables it by default for security purposes.

If safe mode won’t help, you can try the following:

Try booting from yourย DVD and enabling the built-inย Administrator account that is disabled by default.

Choose to”Repair your computer“.

Choose “Command Prompt“. Now type the following:

net user administrator /active:yes [press Enter]
net user administrator password:11223344 [press Enter]

Once you enable the Administrator account, you will see an icon for an Admin account on the Welcome Screen when you reboot and can get into Windows with the password we’ve used during repair 11223344.

You may also like...

9 Responses

  1. tedseu says:

    Thank dude, these article really helps me ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Pankit says:

    Hello !
    I did net user administrator /active:yes

    but i did not chosen a password, and i am unable to access my administrator account now.
    I tried using my old password which was working before i disabled it.
    what would be the default password if i forgot to change it while activating admin user.

    Kindly help me out !

  3. Sachin says:

    Hello ! My problem is same as above
    I did net user administrator /active:yes

    but i did not chosen a password, and i am unable to access my administrator account now.
    I tried using my old password which was working before i disabled it.
    what would be the default password if i forgot to change it while activating admin user.

  4. Ramanand says:

    Thank u so much ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. dd says:

    thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. hamed says:

    thank you

  7. RAJU says:

    without dvd , we can enable administrator account
    just type GPEDIT.MSC in run command , then enter
    1) on the rightside , find
    computer configuration/windows settings /security settings /local policies /security options
    now ,on the rightside , click on account: administrator status ,choose properties , make it enabled . close all windows
    thats it. restart computer , here you can see administartor icon is displayed in logon screen

  8. Van says:

    First option works for me. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. AD says:

    The below works with a slight ammendment in the command.

    This is fine:

    net user administrator /active:yes [press Enter]

    net user administrator password 11223344 [enter]

    The above line however fails to set the password and it errors out. You need to add a “:” between the word ‘password’ and the actual password value you decide to set, so it should look like this:

    net user administrator password:11223344 [enter]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

15 − 8 =