Disable and Enable Computer Account Using Active Directory Administrative Center

Introduction

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.

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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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