Win7 local administrator

I can't find the local administrator in the user accounts, I can't even create because it stated administrator account was created.
swpuiAsked:
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Martin_J_ParkerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
First you’ll need to open a command prompt in administrator mode by right-clicking Command Prompt and choosing “Run as administrator”

Now type the following command:
net user administrator /active:yes

When you next log out you should have an administrator login available.
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*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerCommented:
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Martin_J_ParkerCommented:
Yes, the command that I wrote will enable the Administrator command!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The answers above are correct.

However, the administrator account is disabled, should stay disabled, and there is no need to use it. I suggest you simply leave it disabled and use Windows 7 with User Account Control the way it was designed. The first user to run that Windows 7 machine was already a member of the administrators group and that user can do everything.

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Martin_J_ParkerCommented:
Personally I prefer to have the Administrator account active.  
If you keep a good password on there and keep your system and anti-malware up to date it's pretty safe.

I prefer to use an Administrator account rather than have standard users with admin privileges. I don't really see why people think that's safer.  If you've got a standard user in the admin group then surely it potentially gives malware an easier path to screw up the machine?  If you just log in as Administrator when you need to then you only have admin privileges available when you need them!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I think Microsoft wisely moved to disable the administrator account. It is a natural account for malware to invade (even with a password).

I leave it disabled, set up the first user as "computer_admin" with a very strong password, and then set up regular user accounts.

To a certain extent it is personal preference, but I have swung into line on this one and there has been no downfalls or limitations of any kind. It just means remembering a new name for administrator.

I do respect the viewpoints here and just offer my own experience into the fray.
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Martin_J_ParkerCommented:
That's fair enough if it works for you.  My first experience of the missing local Administrator was trying to add a Vista 64bit machine to our Active Directory. The damn thing wouldn't let me do it until I actually figured out how to enable local and log in as local Administrator - so I wasn't overly enamoured of the additional admin user approach!  I hope it's been improved since then!  :-)
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*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerCommented:
Could we help you?
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swpuiAuthor Commented:
once enable how to disable back?
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Martin_J_ParkerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Once enabled it can be disabled with the command:
net user administrator /active:no

(Again, you will have to start the command prompt with "run as administrator").
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*** Hopeleonie ***Connect With a Mentor IT ManagerCommented:
Hi all

did you see my article?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/507-built-administrator-account-enable-disable.html 

Step 5 in first and third options.
Step 3 in the Second option (as my colleague Martin_J_Parker told)
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