How do I access my hidden net user admin account in Windows 7?by TS62 on September 18, 2010
Q: I’m trying to access the (hidden) net user admin account on my Windows 7 machine. I’ve done it before, but for some reason now it’s not showing up.
I’ve ran cmd as Administrator and entered the command “net user administrator /active:yes” and it said the action was complete. But when I log out of my account to find it, it doesn’t show up. I even booted from a repair disk and ran cmd from there and told it the same thing, to no avail.
My main 7 account is not the hidden admin one. At least, I didn’t create it that way. I’ve done system image restorations before (that’s what I get for tinkering), but I don’t think that would insert my account into the hidden admin one.
It’s weird. I’ve also tried creating a test admin account, and ran cmd as administrator from in there, telling it “net user administrator /active:no” to see if it would turn my main account off, but it didn’t. There’s absolutely no change.
What happened to my hidden admin account?