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I know how to create an admin-privileged user account on Windows 10 with lusrmgr.msc, but can't find how without.  What other way(s) are there of doing this?

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    Try net user /? and go from there... – Pimp Juice IT Aug 3 '19 at 23:45
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    What are you trying to achieve by avoiding the use of user manager? – Ramhound Aug 4 '19 at 0:17
  • @Ramhound I’m on home edition, I can’t use it. – Aresiel Aug 4 '19 at 8:19
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For Windows 7:

  • You can do it with Netplwiz.exe.
  • You can invoke Netplwiz with the command control.exe userpasswords2.
  • You can do it with compmgmt.msc. This is a bit more tedious, as it’s a two-step operation:

    1. Create the user, and
    2. open its “Properties”, go to the “Member Of” tab, and add it to the “Administrators” group.

    I’m not sure whether this produces results identical to those produced by Netplwiz.

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  • Thank you, but I asked for windows 10. – Aresiel Aug 4 '19 at 8:20
  • You’re welcome. I don’t have immediate access to a Windows 10 system — have you tried these to see whether they (also) work on Windows 10? – Scott Aug 4 '19 at 8:31
  • I will when I’m at my pc, I’ll be back and tell you how it went. – Aresiel Aug 4 '19 at 10:30
  • It seems to have worked, thx. – Aresiel Aug 4 '19 at 10:45
  • @Aresiel - This answer works for Windows 10. – Ramhound Aug 4 '19 at 15:09

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