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How to Make a Local Administrator Account

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In this Instructable, I will show you how to:
1) Make a new account and simultaneously make it a local admin.
2) Turn an existing account into a local admin.

This is very easy, and can be done at school. THIS WILL NOT MAKE YOU A NETWORK ADMIN! It will only make you an administrator on that computer.
 
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Step 1: Make a New Account, and Make it an Administrator.

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Ok. So what you need to do is open Notepad. As usual, I will use Notepad++. Type the following:

@echo off
net user USERNAME PASSWORD /add
goto admin

:admin
@echo off
net localgroup administrators USERNAME /add

This is what you just typed means:
@echo off: This makes the file look more professional. It is purely superficial.

Everything else is pretty easy to figure out. If you have trouble with it, goto [http://www.instructables.com/id/Batch-Files-Some-basics...../ this Instructable]. Save it as a batch file. To do this, save it into a folder with some random name with .bat at the end. Where it says Save as type:, click on the drop-down menu and select All types. Look at one of the pictures below to see an example.

Now, we need to configure this file. Replace the word USERNAME with a username. It needs to be the same in both places. Replace PASSWORD with a password.

Step 2: Make an Existing Account into Administrator

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Ok. Remember that batch file you made? Well, keep it. We can modify it to just make work for an existing account. For this file, all you need is two line of text. This is what you type:

@echo off
net localgroup administrators USERNAME /add

Save this the same way that you saved the file in Step 2.

As with last time, adjust the part where it says USERNAME to a username of your choice. I personally chose ChuckNorris.

Step 3: All Finished

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To use this file, just double-click on the file. A window will pop up, then disappear. To see what the magically disappearing window said, put the word pause in its own line at the end of one of those files. It will look like this:

random commands...
more random commands...
pause

This will stop the window from closing until you press any key or exit the window manually.

Enjoy.
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Martiny3 years ago
We had some students at school doing this. It was easily noticeable because we have a monitoring program. But still, this is quite annoying.
will you tell me plz how they did or doing....
Read the full post. They did it exactly how this guy instructed.
Modspyder10 months ago
Thanks, exactly what I needed. One question, though. What was the purpose of the GOTO statement? Wouldn't you be able to just list the step of turning an account into an administrator right after without requiring a GOTO? Thanks in advance.
guiltycrown10 months ago
it said "access is denied"
wdexter11 months ago
Technically speaking this is hacking, and if your school was so inclined, they could call the police on you.

You know better than I do what you can and can't get away with at school, but just wanted to remind you that there are actual laws against this sort of thing.
thenerd5 years ago
Keep in mind some administrators at schools block these DOS commands thus rendering this technique obsolete. however this technique should work on almost any home computer where security is not thought through properly.
Crazy Leprecaun (author)  thenerd5 years ago
While most administrators block the Command Prompt, it is nearly imposible for them to block students from using batch files. So, as long as you follow the tutorial and use a batch file, you should be fine.
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Crazy Leprecaun (author)  rdsqc225 years ago
That's interesting. I looked up the error on microsoft.com, and it said that you might not have the permission to access the remote computer/server, which is what you would be adding the new account to. I'll try to come up with a solution, but no guarantees.
I have found the solution!!! BE AN ADMINISTRATOR TO BEGIN WITH!!!
You're not that for off. You do need to be an administrator to begin with. Now normally, this would sound like a joke, but it's exactly what you need to do.
Here's what you need to do:
The moment you log on, all ability to do anything is lost. The trick is to do everything you need to do BEFORE you log on. If no one has logged on, whose rights do you have? If you execute this correctly, then you have an administrator's. What you need to do is find a way to get into command prompt and run these commands in the log on screen. This is harder said than done. You need to find a way to execute cmd.exe (command prompt). If only we could get windows to execute something, then replace that something with what we want it to execute. We're lucky windows is helpful to old grannies. The magnifying glass is a program. If you replace all instances of Magnify.exe on the computer with the administrative command prompt (cmd.exe), then you can start the on-screen magnifier from the ease of access/accessability options prior to logging on. You need to take a copy of cmd.exe, rename it to Magnify.exe, and replace the real Magnify.exe
But wait! Your school blocks changing magnify.exe! What you need to do is go outside of the school's bounds. Somewhere where there is no control. It's time to go to linux live! Yes, make a live jump drive of your favorite linux distro (I won't explain that), and use that to access those files and replace Magnify.exe
Now, once you have started in widows, go to the ease of access tool, (bottom right), and check 'On-screen magnifier', then hit 'apply'. Voila! You are an administrator, with all their privilages in command form. Just run the commands listed above.
That is kinda hard since I'M ON A SCHOOL LAPTOP. EVERYTHING IS BLOCKED.

I tried this code. Got that error 5 thing. I even tried codes to chat between other laptops but I can't find the 'messenger' thing in system admin to enable this other thingy to get it to work.

PLEASE HELP ME!!

I want to create a separate admin account to use on my laptop, which is Windows 7, the 2nd or 3rd generation of Rudd laptops (the green ones). I don't want to upgrade my own account for risk of getting caught (especially since I never get in trouble so that makes getting caught worse)

I also want to chat between other laptops of the same make.

I know, I am a complete noob and I have no idea what I'm really doing, and I have less than basic knowledge of codes.

I would appreciate any and all help, I am trying to learn all I can but most explanations are giving information based off assumed knowledge and it makes it really hard to learn...
DYLEGO rdsqc225 years ago
you can run a notepad batch in most schools, but cmd won't work.
Crazy Leprecaun (author)  DYLEGO5 years ago
This is one of the smartest things anyone has said on one of my Instructables! Yes, this is true. Also, you can run almost any thing in a batch file that you would have normally typed into CMD.
But there is one way to block batch: disable notepad. But, I'm sure kids could find their way around it, like they could figure out how to get notepad on a flash drive and boot it from there...
very easy to get around notepad blocks. right click background. in the pulldown menu, select new and then text document. viola, notepad in it's fullest. XD
oh sorry - didn't see your comment you beat me to it
Nope.
what you do is right click on the desktop, select New>text document. that will bring up "Notepad" in a sense.
rdsqc22 DYLEGO5 years ago
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DYLEGO rdsqc225 years ago
You can't get notepad that way if it is blocked!
rdsqc22 DYLEGO5 years ago
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DYLEGO rdsqc225 years ago
that means notepad is blocked, not batch
RedFlash DYLEGO5 years ago
what are you talking about????? Notepad can't be blocked. It's batch that can be blocked...
to get cmd to work type in this exactly as it appears, it'll work: @echo off command comand.com
That's pretty similar to what we do at my school. We just make a shortcut to command.com. It works, but shows an error message when you try to exit it (which really means nothing). Try it.
Ya i know, my way though does not show you these error messages and you can actually do something in the command prompt without havint to exit
Hey-I need to upgrade to Admin or Admin group,am blatantly ignorant on comps-owner has left the State and left comp here for my use...mail me @yahoo.com
Crazy Leprecaun (author)  chadeau4 years ago
Well, you can go to http://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_Hack_Windows_Passwords_With_Ophcrack/. That should tell you how to get the admin account.
chadeau chadeau4 years ago
...would consider 'outside help'...
Batch files use DOS commands, so that paralyses the DOS system
thisguy11 year ago
For the people who are saying that the school doesn't let you just poop out commands to your heart's content. Here's what you need to do:
This is exactly why they don't let you, you need to bypass this.
The moment you log on, all ability to do anything is lost. The trick is to do everything you need to do BEFORE you log on. If no one has logged on, whose rights do you have? If you execute this correctly, then you have an administrator's. What you need to do is find a way to get into command prompt and run these commands in the log on screen. This is harder said than done. You need to find a way to execute cmd.exe (command prompt). If only we could get windows to execute something, then replace that something with what we want it to execute. We're lucky windows is helpful to old grannies. The magnifying glass is a program. If you replace all instances of Magnify.exe on the computer with the administrative command prompt (cmd.exe), then you can start the on-screen magnifier from the ease of access/accessability options prior to logging on. You need to take a copy of cmd.exe, rename it to Magnify.exe, and replace the real Magnify.exe
But wait! Your school blocks changing magnify.exe! What you need to do is go outside of the school's bounds. Somewhere where there is no control. It's time to go to linux live! Yes, make a live jump drive of your favorite linux distro (I won't explain that), and use that to access those files and replace Magnify.exe
Now, once you have started in widows, go to the ease of access tool, (bottom right), and check 'On-screen magnifier', then hit 'apply'. Voila! You are an administrator, with all their privilages in command form. Just run the commands listed above.
BatchFun1 year ago
If you are having trouble getting into the school computer, and have no way of going to any applications that are on the computer that aren't availible. Please refer to this post ^_^

Step 1: Press F1 or (FLAG)+R *if your system lets you*
-F1 Should open a Help Window from Microsoft or whoever made your computer, then in the search type 'Explorer' or 'CMD' if you don't want to search for those thats fine. Just search what your looking for and use that to navigate to it easily and effetively.

-(Flag)+R Opens a 'Run' application that enables you to open programs if you know the Directory or anyprogram that you know of. Type 'cmd' to open up the command prompt and then navigate from there.

If you want to create a new account type 'Control' in the CMD and press ENTER. That will open up the Control Panel. Click:
User Accounts and Family Safety or User Accounts->User Accounts(Add or Remove user accounts).

You should be able to create an account from there. Hope I helped ^_^
ianm0772 years ago
this seems to not work at my school as an error code 5 appears, any diea how i can resolve this
bjman6642 years ago
this dont work for me... that makes me shad ):
bjman6642 years ago
im confused
ehart422 years ago
How do you find out if your an admin
tbowden3 years ago
hi my school has banned games like halo,cod and age of empires. they have also blocked notepad.
to access these when they are blocked rename them to iexplore. school does not ban ie so they will open.
this works try it.
so tell me what to do...how to hack....how to crack....
Nacho_man4 years ago
if the user is found could they trace it back to me?
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