Hide Administrator from Welcome Screen in Vista

By default the Administrator account in Vista is Disabled – everything is run in a sudo fashion withoutvista-icon actually logging in to the Administrator account. Some times due to external password recovery systems or other various reasons the built-in Administrator account is enabled, causing it to show up on the Welcome Screen.

In order to stop the Administrator account from showing as a login option on the Welcome Screen in Windows Vista you need to set the Administrator account to not active with the net user command from an Administrative cmd prompt as follows:

net user Administrator /active:no

Some people report that the “/” causes the command to fail, try it without:

net user Administrator active:no

From then on the the Administrator account should no longer show on the Welcome Screen.

SOURCE:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/08/10/activate-enable-and-show-administrator-account-in-vista-welcome-screen/

16 thoughts on “Hide Administrator from Welcome Screen in Vista

    1. fredsite

      you have to right click “cmd” and click on “Run as Administrator”, then enter in the command, otherwise it tells you that access was denied

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  1. Dolores

    does not work either way, i get a system error 5 message and access is denied, now what? Really do not want that admin I am the only user on my laptop.

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    1. fredsite

      Again, you have to right click “cmd” and click on “Run as Administrator”, then enter in the command, otherwise it tells you that access was denied

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  2. sandeep

    is it posible to hide administotar account from normal mode but stil show on safe mode?
    Sory for bad english.
    Thanks in advance.

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  3. Amit

    Do not use this command- net user Administrator active:no it blocked any possibility to download on my system running windows vista and i had to go through a lot of headache to fix it back

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  4. khardiss

    This is great if you want to disable the Admin account. But how do I remove the Admin account from the Welcome Screen while leaving it enabled? I have a service running that requires the Admin account, but I don’t want to see it on the Welcome Screen. Suggestions?

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