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How do I remove a second administrator account from Windows 7 Ultimate

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  • I need to remove a second administrator user account from my system that a computer tech created when trying to resolve a program issue.  Can I do this from the commands?
    Sunday, June 05, 2011 1:05 PM

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  • I need to remove a second administrator user account from my system that a computer tech created when trying to resolve a program issue.  Can I do this from the commands?


    If you are refering to the " built-in administrator account ".....

    Start > search box, type cmd > look uo at the top left, right click at cmd.exe  > click Run As Administrator > at the flashing prompt, type this command.....net user administrator /active:no > press Enter key.

    Note : it is best if you copy/paste the command to avoid typo.


    If it solves your problem, I did it. If it does not, my twin brother did it.
    Monday, June 06, 2011 3:45 AM
  • To ALL who Need to remove a Second Administrator Account,,or Any unwanted accounts.This is the Easiest and simplest Action to take.

    1- Open Start Menu

    2-Right click on Computer

    3-Scroll down to Properties and click

    4-On the window that opens ,,Look to the Left,,Four or five options down is "Advanced System Setting's" Select it.

    5-The next window has Three option's Stacked on each other,, Select "User Profiles" By clicking the setting's Button.

    6-The Screen these action's will bring you to is Quite Self Explanatory,,and furthermore you should have NO problem in taking it from There.

    7-In case it's Still Confusing,,Just Single click the Account you Want removed,,once it's highlighted Select the option below to "Delete".

    8-Don't worry ,,Windows Will NOT Let you delete the account you are currently using.

    9-I was in this Jam A while back,,and Was still VERY uncomfortable about using Command Prompt. So I found My own Way.

    It may look Long Typed out ,,but it takes max, about Half a minute to Complete,and there is no Point in the entire Process where you are NOT using the Ever

    Friendly GUI windows has Bestowed upon us all.I hope that This Post Find's a Person in need , and help's get rid of that Stinking unwanted User Account.

    Best Regards to ALL.


    • Edited by jboydgolfer Thursday, June 28, 2012 9:14 PM
    • Proposed as answer by jboydgolfer Thursday, June 28, 2012 9:15 PM
    • Marked as answer by bentmusic Friday, June 29, 2012 11:58 AM
    Thursday, June 28, 2012 9:13 PM
  • Try this net user command with /delete switch. More here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/251394

     


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    Sunday, June 05, 2011 4:00 PM

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  • Try this net user command with /delete switch. More here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/251394

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Microsoft Student Partner 2010 / 2011
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator

     

    Sunday, June 05, 2011 4:00 PM
  • I need to remove a second administrator user account from my system that a computer tech created when trying to resolve a program issue.  Can I do this from the commands?


    If you are refering to the " built-in administrator account ".....

    Start > search box, type cmd > look uo at the top left, right click at cmd.exe  > click Run As Administrator > at the flashing prompt, type this command.....net user administrator /active:no > press Enter key.

    Note : it is best if you copy/paste the command to avoid typo.


    If it solves your problem, I did it. If it does not, my twin brother did it.
    Monday, June 06, 2011 3:45 AM
  • Thanks guys!  I have tried all of your suggestions and it seems that all I can really do is hide it which is a pain because other machines can still see it when sharing files.  I even tried run,
    control userpasswords2, press enter which brings up the "User Accounts" window.  In the "User Accounts" window, I select the user I wanted to remove and click the "Remove" button but I just get a message saying that I cannot remove a local user account.
    Thursday, June 09, 2011 12:55 PM
  • Thanks but this just hides the account.  Other machines that are sharing files still see it.
    Thursday, June 09, 2011 12:56 PM
  • To ALL who Need to remove a Second Administrator Account,,or Any unwanted accounts.This is the Easiest and simplest Action to take.

    1- Open Start Menu

    2-Right click on Computer

    3-Scroll down to Properties and click

    4-On the window that opens ,,Look to the Left,,Four or five options down is "Advanced System Setting's" Select it.

    5-The next window has Three option's Stacked on each other,, Select "User Profiles" By clicking the setting's Button.

    6-The Screen these action's will bring you to is Quite Self Explanatory,,and furthermore you should have NO problem in taking it from There.

    7-In case it's Still Confusing,,Just Single click the Account you Want removed,,once it's highlighted Select the option below to "Delete".

    8-Don't worry ,,Windows Will NOT Let you delete the account you are currently using.

    9-I was in this Jam A while back,,and Was still VERY uncomfortable about using Command Prompt. So I found My own Way.

    It may look Long Typed out ,,but it takes max, about Half a minute to Complete,and there is no Point in the entire Process where you are NOT using the Ever

    Friendly GUI windows has Bestowed upon us all.I hope that This Post Find's a Person in need , and help's get rid of that Stinking unwanted User Account.

    Best Regards to ALL.


    • Edited by jboydgolfer Thursday, June 28, 2012 9:14 PM
    • Proposed as answer by jboydgolfer Thursday, June 28, 2012 9:15 PM
    • Marked as answer by bentmusic Friday, June 29, 2012 11:58 AM
    Thursday, June 28, 2012 9:13 PM
  • On your planet and on your computer this works. On mine "delete" is grayed out for all accounts except standard regardless of which administrator account I log onto. Using the command prompt instructions also fails. Now I am stuck with multiple accounts I cannot delete.
    Friday, December 13, 2013 3:26 AM
  • I need to remove a second administrator user account from my system that a computer tech created when trying to resolve a program issue.  Can I do this from the commands?


    If you are refering to the " built-in administrator account ".....

    Start > search box, type cmd > look uo at the top left, right click at cmd.exe  > click Run As Administrator > at the flashing prompt, type this command.....net user administrator /active:no > press Enter key.

    Note : it is best if you copy/paste the command to avoid typo.

    Thanks for that, i was having a problem getting rid of the admin but this fixed thanks !!!!

    Wednesday, January 01, 2014 2:26 AM