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Looking for reasons to not rename administrator account

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Anonymous
March 29, 2005 12:41:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.advanced_server (More info?)

We are running server 2000. My supervisor wants to rename the administrators
login and he wants to keep the administrator account but give it zero access.
I really do not want to do this. I think the administrator account is too
important to mess with. I feel if you have a good enogh password policy and
change the password often enough then there will not be a problem. He wants
reasons why we should not make this change. I am looking for reasons as to
why we should not make this change. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Anonymous
April 3, 2005 5:51:26 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.advanced_server (More info?)

Nothing wrong with renaming Administrator, but I would not go through and strip any rights it may have. Would most definitely give it a VERY strong password and
tighten things down with Security Policies if need be. Reference the following articles for more information.

166992 Standard Security Practices for Windows NT
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=166992

320053 How to rename the administrator and guest account in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=320053

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Hope this helps,
Mike Rosado
Windows 2000 MCSE + MCDBA
Microsoft Enterprise Platform Support
Windows NT/2000/2003 Cluster Technologies

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-----Original Message-----
> From: "=?Utf-8?B?Y2xlYjE=?=" <cleb1@discussions.microsoft.com>
> Subject: Looking for reasons to not rename administrator account
> Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 08:41:06 -0800
>
> We are running server 2000. My supervisor wants to rename the administrators
> login and he wants to keep the administrator account but give it zero access.
> I really do not want to do this. I think the administrator account is too
> important to mess with. I feel if you have a good enogh password policy and
> change the password often enough then there will not be a problem. He wants
> reasons why we should not make this change. I am looking for reasons as to
> why we should not make this change. Any help is greatly appreciated.
>
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