How to Enable Local User and Group Management in Windows 11 and 10 Home Edition

Local User and Group Management is a shell application for managing Windows system administrator applications. It also lets you manage local and remote computers and access system administrator tools. However, local user and group management is not available in the Windows Home edition of the operating system.

If you need to use Local Users and Groups Management (lusrmgr.msc) in Windows 11 Home, you will need to rely on a third-party program. Here we show you how to enable Lusrmgr.msc on computers running Windows 11 and 10 Home.


How to Enable Local Users and Groups Management Console (Lusrmgr.msc) in Windows 11/10 Home Edition

Similar to the Local Group Policy Editor, managing local users and groups is a power user feature, so it is only available for Windows 11 Pro, Edu, and Enterprise editions of the operating system.

However, while you can enable the Group Policy Editor on the Windows Home edition, it is not possible to enable the built-in Local User and Group Management snap-in for the Windows Home edition.

Instead, you will have to use a third-party alternative to activate lusrmgr.msc in Windows 11 Home edition. Dubbed lusrmgr.exe, it is a third-party snap-in with similar functionality to the built-in local users and groups management console. It is a portable application, and you can download it for free from GitHub.

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Follow these steps to enable local user group and management console in Windows 11 Home edition using lusrmgr.exe tool:

  1. Open the lusrmgr GitHub page. In the Coded tab, click the lusrmgr.exe file.
  2. Then click on the To download button in the right corner to download the file to your PC.
  3. Once downloaded, double click on the lusrmgr.exe file to run the program.

lusrmgr program

On launch, you will notice that the lusrmgr application looks like the built-in console for managing local users and groups. However, the difference lies in the usability of the tool. Below are side-by-side images for the third-party and built-in lusrmgr tool for reference.

Create a new user account using lusrmgr:

  1. To create a new user, right click on User and select To create. Next, fill in the details of the new user account.
  2. Click it Advanced to configure advanced account option, local path and profile path.
    lusrmgr create new user
  3. Click on To create to add the new user account.

Similarly, you can modify, delete, rename or add a password to the existing user account. You can also enable the secret built-in administrator account using the local users and groups management tool.

Additional Features in Lusrmgr


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Besides the usual account management features, Lusrmgr provides additional functions not available in the built-in utility. For example, you can use the search function to find a specific account. Useful for system administrators managing multiple user accounts in an organization.

Another useful feature is the ability to set access times for individual accounts. You can set a blocked time for individual accounts for specific days and times.


lusrmgr set access time

To set the access time, right-click on the username and select Edit. Then open the Account tab and click Set access time. By default, all user accounts have no access time limit. However, if you wish, you can set the access time by selecting a time block for different days.

Since lusrmgr is a portable application, you cannot open it with the lusrmgr.msc command like the built-in application. To launch the program, simply double click on the executable file and you should be able to make the necessary changes to the user account or groups.

Enable Local User Group and Management Console in Windows 11 Home

The Local Users and Groups Management Console is a convenient utility for system administrators to manage local computers and connect to compatible systems remotely. However, if you are running Windows 11 Home and need to use the lusrmgr.msc tool, your only option is to use GitHub’s third-party application.


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