Windows 10 – Disable Admin User Password

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    Robert R.
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    • system: Windows 10 v 2004 Professional
    • account: “username” , regular user account with password, PIN, and fingerprint
    • account: “username-admin“, the same user’s admin user account with password, PIN, and fingerprint
    • This is a home system.  Accounts are local.  There is no Active Directory or other support infrastructure.

     

    QUESTION:  Is there a way to disable the password for the admin user, but keep the login with the PIN and/or fingerprint?

     

    The regular user account needs a password for remote login.

    Obviously, an administrator account is needed for certain tasks.

    So I can’t just delete or disable the admin account.

    But I would like to set this up so privilege escalation can only be done while physically at the PC; i.e. using PIN and/or fingerprint.

    The likelihood  that the regular user account will need to escalate privileges while logged in remotely is so low that it is not worth the risk.

    Thanks.

     

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