If required, you can Access or Enable Hidden Admin Account on your Windows computer using three different methods as provided below.
Enable Hidden Administrator Account in Windows 11/10
As mentioned above, Windows operating system comes with a built-in Administrator Account that is hidden or disabled by default on the computer for security purposes.
However, advanced users and network admins may sometimes need to access this Hidden Admin Account in order to troubleshoot problems or enforce system wide settings.
Also, if the Local Admin Account on a Windows computer is corrupted, you can access the built-in Hidden Administrator Account and create a New Local Account on your computer with Administrator rights.
1. Enable Hidden Admin Account Using Command Prompt
The easiest way to Enable Hidden Admin Account on a Windows 11/10 computer is by using Command Prompt.
1. Type CMD in the Search bar > right-click on Command Prompt in the search results and select Run as Administrator option.
2. In the Command Prompt window, type net user administrator /active:yes and press Enter Key on the Keyboard of your computer.
3. After this, restart the computer and you will be able to login to the Hidden Admin Account that you just activated.
Once you are done with the purpose of activating the built-in Admin Account, you can disable or hide the Admin Account on your computer by using net user administrator /active:no command.
2. Enable Hidden Admin Account Using PowerShell
1. Type PowerShell in the Search bar > right-click on Windows PowerShell in the search results and select Run as Administrator option.
2. In PowerShell window, type Get-LocalUser -Name “Administrator | Enable-LocalUser and press Enter key on the Keyboard of your computer.
3. Once the command is executed, you can restart the computer and access the Hidden Administrator account from the Sign-in screen.
At any time, you can disable the Hidden Admin Account on your computer by using Get-LocalUser -Name “Administrator | Disable-LocalUser.
3. Enable Hidden Admin Account Using Computer Management
1. Right-click on the Start button and click on Computer Management.
2. Navigate to Local Users and Groups > Users in the left-pane. In the right-pane, right-click on Administrator and select Properties.
3. On Administrator Properties screen, uncheck Account is disabled entry.
4. Click on Apply & OK to save this setting on your computer.
Now, when you restart the computer, you will be able to Access the Hidden Admin Account from the Login Screen.