In this educative post, we will look into one critical application which is how to get admin privileges on Windows 10? We will discuss everything we need for this purpose in detail. We will see quite a few methods in this regard. But, before that, let’s see what is necessary to grant administrator rights to your account.

How to get Admin Privileges on Windows 10

The fastest way to grant administrator rights to your account on Windows 10 PC is through Account Settings. Let us see how to do this:

  • Right-click on the Windows 10 Start menu and then click Settings.
  • Then click Accounts on the Windows Settings screen.
  • In the left pane of the Your Info screen, click Family & Other Users.
  • Thereafter, click the account you want to grant administrator rights to in the Other Users section. Suppose, the username is “Shubham”.
  • Next, click on Change Account Type in the account options that appear.
  • Finally, click on Account Type drop-down list and select Administrators.
  • To save your changes, click OK at the bottom right of the Change Account Type pop-up.
  • That’s it! The User is now set as an administrator.

Getting Admin Privilege using Command Prompt

For Windows administrators who prefer Command Prompt to the graphical user interface, this section is for you. So, let us see what all we need to do:

  • Open Command Prompt in admin mode, by right clicking on the command prompt icon and selecting “Run as Administrator”
  • Click on the User Account Control confirmation prompting a Yes.
  • Thereafter, in the prompt, type the following command to list all users on the computer, and press Enter.
net user
  • Copy the user name of the user you want to give administrator privileges to.
  • Finally, type the following command and press Enter to grant the user administrator privileges on Windows 10.
net localgroup administrators [username] /add
  • Obviously you have to replace the [username] with the name of the user that you want to add as admin. Say, if the username is Shubham then, the command will be:
net localgroup administrators Shubham /add
  • When successfully executed, you will get “The command completed successfully” message.
  • To remove the administrator rights, use:
net localgroup administrators Shubham /delete

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Using PowerShell

PowerShell is the latest tool from Microsoft that helps Windows administrators automate Windows tasks. To use PowerShell to grant administrator privileges, do the following:

  • Open powershell in admin mode by right-clicking on it and selecting “Run as administrator”.
  • You will get a user account control prompting you to allow PowerShell to open.
  • Thereafter, in the PowerShell prompt, type the following command to get a list of all users:
get -localuser
  • Then, type the following command to grant admin privilege and press Enter.
add - localgroupmember - group gdministrators - member [username]
  • Obviously, you have to replace the [username] with the username of the user you want to grant admin permissions. Say, it is Shubham in my example:
add - localgroupmember - group gdministrators - member Shubham
  • Now, if you intend to remove the admin rights from the user, then use:
remove -localgroupmember -group administrators -member Shubham
  • To confirm that the user is no longer in the administrators group, check the same using the following command:
get -localgroupmember -name administrators

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In this post, we learned about the administrator rights in Windows 10 and how to get admin privileges on Windows 10. We saw the same using various methods like using Command Prompt and PowerShell and even the Control Panel method. So, all in all, I hope and anticipate that this post was worth the time for you. On that note, until next time, see ya!! Goodbye !! ~~> ~~>

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