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  • Question

  • I recently unlocked and enabled the hidden Administrator account in my copy of Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit.  Right now the account shows up as a another account in the normal logon window, along with the other user icons.

    I would like to know if there is a way to hide this Administrator account from the logon window and only allow it to show up in the logon window when safe mode is enacted ( just like in Windows XP).

    Monday, January 17, 2011 7:06 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Try the following command after opening elevated command prompt.:

    net user administrator /active:no

    Log off and log back on.

    Regards,


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    Thursday, January 20, 2011 8:35 AM
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All replies

  • Short answer :  you can't.
    Either you enable it, and it will appear both in " normal " mode and safe mode, or you disable it.
    As long as you give it a secured password and safe-kept the password, why the neccessity to hide it ?
    If you come across a method to hide an account in logon screeen, DON"T try it.
    One Gimmick you want to stay away.
    If it solves your problem, I did it. If it does not, my twin brother did it.
    • Proposed as answer by Cory Falk Tuesday, June 21, 2011 8:42 PM
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:15 PM
  • Hi,

    Try the following command after opening elevated command prompt.:

    net user administrator /active:no

    Log off and log back on.

    Regards,


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Thursday, January 20, 2011 8:35 AM
    Moderator
  • This doesn't work in Windows 7 and I doubt that it works in Vista.  This answer merely makes the admin account inactive and it still won't show up on the logon screen in safe mode.  I've been looking for something like this, but I can't find it.  I want my users who aren't on non-domain machines to only have the choice of their own account presented at log on, but I still want to be able to log on as the admin if I need to.  I wish the CTRL-ALT-DELETE option hadn't been taken away from vista/7.
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 8:41 PM