Add New Local Admin Windows 10 Enterprise

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Adding a local admin Windows 10 is supposed to be fairly simple. The reason why one would do this is so that there is a local admin user to control the usage of the system being assigned, maybe to an office colleague or to a family member.

This can be done like the following below.

Local Admin Using Windows Interface

1. Click on the Start button which will open the Start Menu. Or just search for Settings after clicking the Start Menu. Click Open.

2. Click on Accounts Menu

3. Click Add someone else to this PC after choosing Family & other users.

Oh waiiiit……. this does not work in Windows 10 Enterprise Edition. Or maybe it should but that option is not there.

Take for example the laptop that I am using right now, which does not have that function, either because it’s not supported or this feature has been removed from your version of Windows.

It looks like there is no Family & Other Users and we are now stuck with what else should we do?

No Worries There is a Solution

Fret not. There is still a solution for this issue. If you are used to using Command Prompt back then during the time when command line interface was called MS-DOS, this should be an easy-peasy job.

Local Admin Windows 10 on Command Prompt

There are a few steps to add a user using the command prompt. In order to perform this, ensure that command prompt is run in administrator mode.

Press Windows Key > Type out “Command Prompt” and below screen would appear. Then click on Run as administrator

If Windows prompt you for an administrator username and password, key in accordingly (get your administrator to key in for you). If not just proceed to the following.

In short this is a command line interface where there are no graphics but only text. If you would like to know more about command prompts command and usage, you may refer to few posts posted below.

Format PC in DOS
Copy Folders in DOS

Getting back on track, just enter the following into the command prompt and press Enter.

net user Daniel myPassword /add
NoCommandDescription
1net usercommand for user
2Danielthe user that you wanted to create
3myPasswordthe password that you wanted to create
4/addspecifying to the command to add the mentioned user

Of course, if there is no password needed then just removed the password from the command.

Anyway if the below happens, then it is due to that there is a password policy either due to your organization or your own settings on your own password.

If that happens, just retype the whole thing again and choose a better secure password. This should do it!

There are few places you can also view for this issue if this is not that clear, websites like WikiHow also is a great help.

Do note that this does not add the user as an administrator. To add as administrator, either do it the Windows way, or still by using the command prompt above.

net localgroup administrators Daniel /add

The above will then add the created user Daniel as an administrator.

Voila and finally you now have an administrator account on your local PC. Do note also to login to your local PC on Windows 10, use the following.

.\Daniel

That’s all there is to it. Thank you.

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