The Built-in Administrator account is a local account that has full unrestricted access rights to the PC, it runs all programs and tools with Admin rights by default. The Built-in Administrator is usually used to troubleshoot Windows. This guide will show you how to enable or disable built-in Administrator account on Windows 10 PC.
This option is only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions of Windows 10. Once enabled the built-in Administrator account, the UAC box will not appear when you attempt to run a program as administrator.
Step 2: In the left pane, click Local Policies > Security Options folder. In the right pane of Security Options, double-click on Accounts: Administrator account status.
Step 3: Here you can enable or disable the built-in Administrator account for what you would like to do.
When finished, click Apply, then OK. Restart your PC.
Then you can log in Windows 10 with Built-in Administrator account.
This option is only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions of Windows 10.
Step 1: Press Win + R keys to open Run dialog, enter lusrmgr.msc and click OK to open Local Users and Groups.
Step 2: Open the Users folder in the left pane, then double-click on the Administrator account.
Step 3: To uncheck(enable) or check(disable) Account is disabled option.
Step 4: Click Apply and then OK.
With this option, you can easily enable or disable the hidden built-in Administrator account with commands.
Step 1: Open an elevated command prompt.
Press Windows logo + X keys, then hit A key on keyboard.
Step 2: In Command Prompt window, type commands below, then press Enter key.
To activate the built-in Administrator account: net user administrator /active:yes
To disable a built-in Administrator account: net user administrator /active:no
Tips: The Built-in Administrator launches applications and tools without any restrictions, it’s wise to assign a password to the account as soon as you enable it. To enable the built-in Administrator account with password, use commands: net user administrator password /active:yes
If forgot built-in Administrator, you can still reset built-in administrator password in Windows 10.
Step 3: When finished, close command prompt window.
If you are unable to sign in to Windows 10, you can also enable or disable the built-in Admin account. Learn more see How to Create Admin Account When Can't Sign in Windows 10.