Local Users and Groups Management is a shell application for managing Windows system administrator applications. It also allows you to manage local and remote computers and access system administrator tools. However, local user and group management is not available in the Windows Home version of the operating system.
If you need to use Local User and Group Management (lusrmgr.msc) in Windows 11 Home, you will have to rely on a third party program. Here we show you how to enable Lusrmgr.msc in Windows 11 and 10 Home running computers.
Similar to Local Group Policy Editor, Local Users and Groups Management is a Power User feature, so it is only available for Windows 11 Pro, Edu and Enterprise editions of the OS.
However, while you can enable the Group Policy Editor on the Windows Home edition, it is not possible to enable the built-in Local Users and Groups Management snap-in for the Windows Home edition.
Instead, you will need to use a third-party option to enable lusrmgr.msc in Windows 11 Home Edition. Dubbed as Lusrmgr.exe, it is a third-party snap-in that comes with the same functionalities as the built-in Local Users and Groups Management Console. It is a portable application, and you can download it for free from GitHub.
When launched, you will notice that the lusrmgr application looks very similar to the built-in local user and group management console. However, the difference lies in the usefulness of the tool. Below are the built-in lusrmgr tools for third-parties, as well as pictures and references.
Similarly, you can edit, remove, rename, or add a password to an existing user account. You can also enable the secret built-in Administrator account using the Local Users and Groups Management Tool.
Lusrmgr. Additional facilities in
In addition to the usual account management features, Lusrmgr provides some additional functions that are not available in the built-in utility. For example, you can use the search function to find a specific account. Useful for system administrators who manage multiple user accounts in an organization.
Another useful feature is the ability to define access times for individual accounts. You can set blocking times for individual accounts for specific days and hours.
To set the access time, right-click on the username and select Edit. Next, open the Accounts tab and click on Define Access Time. By default, all user accounts have no access time limit. However, if you wish, you can set access times by selecting time blocks for different days.
Since lusrmgr is a portable app, you cannot open it with the lusrmgr.msc command like a built-in app. To launch the program, simply double-click on the executable file, and you should be able to make the necessary changes to user accounts or groups.
Enable Local User Groups and Management Console in Windows 11 Home
The Local Users and Groups Management Console is a useful utility for system administrators to manage local computers as well as connect to compatible systems remotely. However, if you’re running Windows 11 Home and need to use the lusrmgr.msc tool, your only option is to use a third-party application from GitHub.