Tips to enable and disable administrator account in Windows® Vista®
Are you interested in knowing some tips to enable and disable administrator account in Windows® Vista®?
Windows Vista is very different from the earlier versions of Windows operating system. This is one of the main reasons why people are not familiar with the various controls and where to manage them from. You will be able to find difference in accounts on Windows Vista. Computer Administrator account privileges and the Administrator account have some of the differences.
The following points give an insight on the usage of administrator account in Windows Vista:
- Need of enabling administrator account in Windows Vista
- Enable administrator account in Windows Vista
- Disable administrator account in Windows Vista
Need of enabling administrator account in Windows Vista
In the Administrator account of Windows Vista, user account control is disabled. The fact is that the account is present but it is hidden and disabled. One of the known issues with Windows Vista is that if you create a password for your administrator account in computer management on Windows and forgets it, there is no way you can retrieve it and you need to reinstall Windows Vista on your computer.
Enable administrator account in Windows Vista
There are two methods to activate an administrator account in Windows Vista. You need to run a command under the command prompt shell, “net user administrator /active: yes”. Alternatively, you can activate it by using local users and groups. In order to do that, you need to open ‘MMC Control’ and select ‘Groups and Local Users’. Right click on the ‘Administrator Account’, select ‘Properties’ and property windows will be displayed. You need to uncheck ‘Disabled’ box under the ‘General’ tab. You need to close ‘MMC Control’ and the access to administrator account is enabled.
First of all, you need to make sure that you want to disable the administrator account. In order to do so, you need to type a command on the command prompt shell, “net user administrator /active: no”. There is another method to do so. In this, you need to reset and get rid of all the account information such as product activation return to end users. You can use “sysprep.exe /generalize” command in order to do that. This utility is always present in C:Windowssystem32 director and is an integral part of the operating system. In order to run it, you need to make sure to run any of the above mentioned commands. When the computer is restarted, the Windows Vista Administrator user account will be disabled. It is highly recommended to set your priorities beforehand so that you do not face issues while enabling or disabling an administrator account on Windows Vista.