Enabling Local Admin Account

The built-in Administrator account in Windows Vista and Windows 7 is by default disabled. If you are managing a network of multiple computers and want to take advantage of a common local administrator account that gives you access to all computers using the same credentials, then you need to enable this account.

To enable the Administrator account, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Start search text box and type lusrmgr.msc and press Enter
  2. In the RHS pane select the Users folder
  3. In the center pane right-click the Administrator account and select Set Password.
  4. On the Set Password for Administrator prompt, click the Proceed button.
  5. Enter the desired password twice, click OK, and then click OK again.
  6. Right-click the Administrator account and select Properties.
  7. Uncheck the Account is disabled check-box, and then click OK.