How to delete corrupt Administrator account

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Administrator account
Microsoft Windows XP
Windows administration
I have to regular administrator accounts and would like to make one hidden and delete the original Administrator account.

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You cannot delete the administrator ID. You can rename it or disable it. Note that renaming only changes the friendly name not the SID. Since you can still address it by the well known SID, there is not much gained by renaming the account.

If you are trying to harden the system disable the administrator account, create a new account and make it a member of the administrators group.

Personally, give the administrator account a good strong password, set a reasonable account lockout policy (10 tries, 15 minutes), audit login failures and monitor the logs.

Should you need to manage who has the local administrator password, there are several tools available to manage that process, will change the password after access and on set tiem intervals.

Hide a User from the Welcome Screen in Windows XP.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Practically it is not possible to delete only one administrator a/c for xp. if u create 2nd user with full rights like administrator this a/c u may delete. OR either u use group policy.
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  • Apatheticnow
    Thanks for this information!
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