Disable and Enable Computer Account Using Active Directory Administrative Center


This article explains how to disable and enable a computer account using the Active Directory Administrative Center.

Step 1

First of all open the Administrative Tools form the Start Menu.

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In the Administrative Tools a list of installed items will be available, here an option will be available named Active Directory Administrative Center, double-click on it to open it.

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Step 2

Now the Active Directory Administrative Center Wizard will open, this will look like the Server Manager.

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Here on the left hand side in the AD DC Pane Domains will be available, click on the domain of which you want to make changes in the User Account.


Step 3

In the center pane a list of items will be available.

Previously I created a User Account so it's available in this pane named "Anu Chaudhary".

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Now right-click on this User Account and click on "Disable", this will disable this account and it will stop working.

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Step 4

Now you will see that this account is disabled and a Black dot is in the account that shows that it is disabled and currently not working.

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To enable the account you again need to right-click on the account and then click on "Enable".

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