How to Enable Local Administrator Account in Workgroup Mode for Windows



Here's how to enable the local administrator account in workgroup mode for Windows:

Using Command Prompt:

  1. Open Command Prompt with administrative privileges:

    • Press Windows Key + X on your keyboard and choose Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Alternatively, search for "cmd" in the Windows search bar, right-click on "Command Prompt" and select Run as administrator.
  2. Enable the administrator account:

    • Type the following command and press Enter:
    net user administrator /active:yes
  3. Set a password for the administrator account (optional but recommended):

    • Type the following command and press Enter:
    net user administrator <your_password>
    • Replace <your_password> with your desired password. Be sure to choose a strong password for security purposes.
  4. Restart your computer.

After restarting, you will see the "Administrator" account as a login option on the Windows login screen.

Important notes:

  • Enabling the administrator account is not recommended for everyday use due to security risks. It's best to use a standard user account for your daily tasks and only switch to the administrator account when necessary.
  • These instructions work for Windows 10 and Windows 11. The process might be slightly different for older versions of Windows.
  • It's important to be cautious when making changes to your system, especially as administrator. Make sure you understand the potential risks before proceeding.