Windows 10 Home User / Group Management

Based on original article found here: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6917-change-account-type-windows-10-a.html#option4

 

To Change a User's Account Type in Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Do step 3 (see current type), step 4 (guest), step 5 (standard user), step 6 (administrator), or step 7 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


3. To See Current Account Type of Users

A) In the elevated command prompt, copy and paste the commands below one at a time for each account type, and press Enter after each one. (see screenshots below)

net localgroup guests

net localgroup users

net localgroup administrators

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B) Do step 4 (guest), step 5 (standard user), step 6 (administrator), or step 7 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


4. To Change User's Account Type to Guest

A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

net localgroup guests "UserName" /add

Note   Note
Substitute UserName in the command above with the actual user name (ex: Brink-Test) from step 3.

For example: net localgroup guests "Brink-Test" /add


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B) Go to step 7 below, and remove the user from being a standard user and administrator account type.


5. To Change User's Account Type to Standard User

A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

net localgroup users "UserName" /add

Note   Note
Substitute UserName in the command above with the actual user name (ex: Brink-Test) from step 3.

For example: net localgroup users "Brink-Test" /add


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B) Go to step 7 below, and remove the user from being a guest and administrator account type.


6. To Change User's Account Type to Administrator

A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

net localgroup administrators "UserName" /add

Note   Note
Substitute UserName in the command above with the actual user name (ex: Brink-Test) from step 3.

For example: net localgroup administrators "Brink-Test" /add


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B) Go to step 7 below, and remove the user from being a guest and standard user account type.


7. To Remove User from an Account Type

A) In the elevated command prompt, type the commands below one at a time for only the account types you want to remove the user from, and press Enter after each one.

net localgroup guests "UserName" /delete

net localgroup users "UserName" /delete

net localgroup administrators "UserName" /delete

Note   Note
Substitute UserName in the command above with the actual user name (ex: Brink-Test) from step 3.

For example:

net localgroup guests "Brink-Test" /delete

net localgroup users "Brink-Test" /delete

net localgroup administrators "Brink-Test" /delete


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B) When finished, go to step 8 below.

8. When finished, you can close the elevated command prompt if you like.