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    Disabling built-in administrator in Local Security Policy of Windows 8

    My computer runs in Windows 8 Professional. I heard that it’s possible to disable or enable built-in administrator account, in Local Security Policy of Windows. I would like to know how I can do this. Can somebody please give me instructions to do this?

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    Re: Disabling built-in administrator in Local Security Policy of Windows 8

    This is possible only in Windows 8 Enterprise editions or Windows 8 Professional. First press open the ‘Run’ dialog. Type secpol.msc and click the OK button. Click on ‘Local Policies’ folder in the left pane of the window to expand it. Click the Security Options folder. Now double click on ‘Accounts: Administrator Account Status’ on the right pane under ‘Policies’. Now select ‘Disable’ and click the OK button. Close the Local Security Policy window and you will notice that the built-in administrator is disabled.

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    vinodmehta vinodmehta is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Disabling built-in administrator in Local Security Policy of Windows 8

    Hi Guest,

    You can disable built-in administrator in Local Security Policy of Windows 8

    In order to disable built-in administrator in Local Security Policy of Windows 8, you have to follow some steps as listed:

    Steps:


    >> Navigate to Home Screen on your device

    >> You can now click on the “Run” dialog

    >> You have to type “secpol.msc” in the textbox

    >> Then you have to press “OK” button

    >> Now you should click on “Local Policies” folder in the left pane

    >> Then you are required to find and click the Security Options folder

    >> Go to “Policies” screen

    >> After that double click “Accounts: Administrator Account Status”

    >> Here you have to select “Disable” option

    >> Finally click on “OK” button

    >> Now close the Local Security Policy window

    >> A notice that the built-in administrator will be disabled

    >> You havesuccessfully done!!

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    Re: Disabling built-in administrator in Local Security Policy of Windows 8

    welcome.....

    Disabling built-in administrator in Local Security Policy of Windows 8


    for Disabling built-in administrator in Local Security Policy of Windows 8 follow the steps below---

    1st-->open the home page from the device.

    2nd-->click the menu option.

    3rd-->select the setting option.

    4th-->press open the ‘Run’ dialog.

    5th-->Type secpol.msc and click the OK button.

    6th-->Click on ‘Local Policies’ folder in the left pane of the window to expand it.

    7th-->Click the Security Options folder.

    8th-->Now double click on ‘Accounts: Administrator Account Status’ on the right pane under ‘Policies’.

    9th-->Now select ‘Disable’ and click the OK button.

    10th-->Close the Local Security Policy window and you will notice that the built-in administrator is disabled.

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    csit2006 csit2006 is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Disabling built-in administrator in Local Security Policy of Windows 8

    To disable the built in local security policy follow these steps
    • Go to the start
    • Then choose the search
    • Type run in the search field
    • Then type the secpol.msc press enter
    • Now select the local policies
    • Then select the security folder under local policies
    • Now choose the policies window
    • Then navigate to the Accounts:Administrator account Status option
    • Then disable this features by tapping on it
    By following the above steps you can disable the administrator.

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