The Local Users and Groups Windows 11 utility is integral for managing user accounts and groups on your device. It is functional and useful in creating, modifying and deleting user accounts. However, some users raised issues that Local Users and Groups is missing on Windows 11.
We have taken this into account, and in this article, we will show you the most practical way of fixing its Windows 11 issue.
1. Download a Third-Party Alternative (Windows 11 Home Devices)
Like the Local Group Policy Editor, Microsoft’s Local Users and Groups Management is limited to Windows 11 Edu, Pro, and Enterprise Edition users exclusively since it is a power user capability.
On Windows Home edition, you can activate Group Policy Editor; but you cannot enable the Local Users and Groups Management snap-in that comes with the operating system.
Instead, in order to activate lusrmgr.msc on Windows 11 Home, you will need to employ a third-party substitute. This third-party snap-in, known as lusrmgr.exe, has features that are comparable to those of the Local Users and Groups Management interface that is built-in. It’s a portable program that you can get for free from GitHub.
Step 1: Launch your browser and navigate to the lusrmgr download page.
Step 2: Open the file and double-click lusrmgr.exe
Step 3: Follow the wizard to complete the process.
2. Make the Current User an Admin
When Local Users and Groups is missing on Windows 11, you may make the current user and administrator. This will enable the user to perform many tasks, including creating, modifying and deleting user accounts.
Step 1: Press Windows + R to launch the Run dialog.
Step 2: Type and hit Enter.
Step 3: Double-click your account.
Step 4: Click the Group membership tab, select Administrator, then click Apply and OK.
3. Upgrade to the Windows 11 Pro Edition
Since Local Users and Groups is not included in Windows 11 Home edition, you may upgrade to Windows Pro.
Step 1: Press Windows + I to open the Settings app.
Step 2: Click System on the left pane; on the right, click Activation.
Step 3: Expand Upgrade your edition of Windows and pick either Change or Open Store.
- Change – This is the option to pick when you have a Pro product key. All you would need is to insert the key for the upgrade.
- Open Store – The Open store option helps you purchase the Pro edition from the Microsoft Store.
FAQ: Local Users and Groups Missing on Windows 11
1. Where is local users and Groups located?
You may locate the utility by clicking the Start menu and typing local users and Groups.
2. How do I see local accounts on Windows 11?
You may see them using the Computer Management tool, Command prompt, or the local users and groups tool.
On the Windows 11 Home edition, if the Local Users and Groups is missing you should not worry, as this is normal. You may use an alternative app, as discussed in this guide or adopt any of the other solutions.