Enable Admin : Enable or Disable Builtin (hidden) Administrator user account on Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Enable Admin
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Enable Admin is the command-line tool to quickly enable or disable built-in Administrator account.

In newer Windows systems (vista, win7, win8 etc) built-in Administrator user is disabled by default. Here users are asked to create new standard user account with admin privileges and that user has to go through UAC prompts for any privileged operations.

However built-in administrator don't have to deal with such annoying UAC (User Account Control) prompts making it suitable for local software installations and other similar operations.

In such scenarios, 'Enable Admin' tool helps you to instantly enable the Administrator account with ease. After enabling it, you will be able to see Administrator account in Control Panel where you can do further operations.

Here is the what all you can do with this little tool,

  • Enable the built-in Administrator account
  • Disable the built-in Administrator account
  • Know the current status (enabled/disabled)
  • Set the new password for Administrator
  • Log off the current user

'Enable Admin' works on both 32 bit & 64 bit versions and tested successfully on all platforms starting from Windows XP to Windows 8.

How to use?

Enable Admin is command-line/console based tool, hence you have to launch it from the command prompt (cmd.exe).

Here is the simple usage information

  • First launch cmd.exe as Administrator
  • Next change to directory where EnableAdmin.exe is present
  • Then run the EnableAdmin.exe as shown below
  • Once enabled, you can see Administrator account in Control Panel and then you can login with that account.
EnableAdmin.exe [-e | -d | -s | -L | -p <password>]
//Enable the Built-in Administrator Account
EnableAdmin.exe -e
//Disable the Built-in Administrator Account
EnableAdmin.exe -d
//Know the Status of Administrator Account
EnableAdmin.exe -s
//Log off the current user
EnableAdmin.exe -L
//Set the New Password for Administrator
EnableAdmin.exe -p pass1234
//Show this help screen
EnableAdmin.exe -h
Here is the screenshot showing how to enable 'Administrator' account and then checking the status for verification.
EnableAdmin in Action
Release History
Version 1.5: 10th Sep 2013
Added new option to Log off the current user after enabling/disabling admin user
Version 1.0: 30th Jun 2013
First public release of EnableAdmin
FREE Download Enable Admin v1.5

License  : Freeware
Platform : Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

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