Changing the name of Administrator Account………….

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Hi, I wana change the name of local administrator account of clients when I join them to the domain(all the time this is 'Administrator')?? Is this posible?Is there any policy for this setting? Thank you. ----- Regards Mahnaz

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You can’t change the Administrator name for any other name. What I suggest you do is creat one other username and give it administrative rights. Administrator is not just a name its also a right. I tried to play around the registry and that came to me having to re-install the OS

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  • GregNottage
    This can be easily done if your machines are joined to an Active Directory. Simply create a new group policy and apply it to the location that you want to change the settings for. I suggest you create a new OU and then move the computers into that OU. Then apply the new group policy to this OU. Once you've created and applied the GP, edit it and find the section called: Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies | Security Options and then find the setting called Accounts: Rename administrator account. You can then choose what name you want the account to be changed to. If you don't have or use AD, then I believe that a rename of local accounts can be performed via scripting like KIX or VBScript. Hope this helps. Thanks, Greg.
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  • ELPUEBLO
    Ignore the 1st reply to this answer. The Second however is correct. on this same point if I change an admin acount name (esp on domain admin) will my computer (my laptop which I still run as domain admin against the advice of others) automatically understand the new name (as it does with passwords) Meaning if my UID string doesn't change and the Friendly name does and I sign on as the new friendly name will my computer know that I mean to use the documents and settings directory for "administrator.domain name."
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