How to enable the hidden Administrator account in Windows 7 and Vista


Extraordinary Robot
News Feed
Bill Detwiler shows you how unlock the hidden Administrator account on Windows 7 and Vista with the Computer Management console and Net User command.



Microsoft MVP
Staff member
Premium Supporter
Microsoft MVP
That news came out with the release of Vista years ago of course. It's perhaps worth mentioning tho, as it was not emphasised on the video, that as soon as the need for the hidden account has been dealt with then it should be disabled as its activation does represent a security weakness.

Captain Jack

Extraordinary Member
Very true ... Use the Build-in admin just for troubleshooting purpose. Then turn it off.

This website is not affiliated, owned, or endorsed by Microsoft Corporation. It is a member of the Microsoft Partner Program.