How to Enable the Administrator Account on Windows 10? By default the local admin account is disabled, here is how you enable it. Open command prompt by typing CMD into the search bar and hit enter. Once the command prompt is open type in the following compmgmt.msc and hit enter like below. if you did this correctly the following screen should pop up. To the left click Local Users and Groups>Users you will be displayed with the following screen. Here will be a list of local users on your device. By default > Administrator/Guest & Default accounts will be disabled. To enable either of these first you must set a password. right click and click set a password. Once your password has been set. Double click administrator and untick "account is disabled" then click ok and that is it,you can now login as your local administrator.