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Changing the name of Administrator

Last response: in Windows XP
October 20, 2006 6:23:15 PM

Does anyone know how to change the built in account name administrator to a different name remotely. Maybe using net use or something similar. I dont know if we can use a Group policy to do this or if we have to run a batch to do it.

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October 20, 2006 6:30:47 PM

two places

compmgmt.msc > connect to the remote computer you want
users and groups
administrator (right click > rename)

other one is gpedit.msc
computer configuration
windows settings
security settings
local policies
security options
4th option i think for renaming the administrator account

i think the command you're speaking of may be net user or something, net use is for mapping network drives, i'll see if i can find it

EDIT: net user /? in cmd prompt gives u the options, but it's used to change the account password, not the name or membership
October 20, 2006 6:34:13 PM

thanks a bunch, i am going to implement a Group Policy to change it.

Thanks again
October 20, 2006 7:11:22 PM

np man