Changing the name of Administrator Tags: Policy How To Windows XP Last response: October 20, 2006 7:11 PM in Windows XP Share Cubbywoods 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. More about : changing administrator fattony October 20, 2006 6:30:47 PM two places compmgmt.msc > connect to the remote computer you want users and groups users 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 Cubbywoods October 20, 2006 6:34:13 PM thanks a bunch, i am going to implement a Group Policy to change it. Thanks again Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer fattony October 20, 2006 7:11:22 PM np man Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumChanging administrator name ForumChanging the name of the administrator on Windows XP ForumHow to rename/change Administrator name ? ForumI changed the domain,password, user name , administrator and, workgroup on window ForumDon't have the password anymore; need to change the administrator name ForumHow to change the computer administrator name ForumChange administrator name in window 7 computer ForumChange the administrator name ? ForumChange Administrator name ? ForumChange administrator name and pass word of my macbook pro ForumChange computer administrator name Forumhow to rename/change Administrator name ? ForumAdministrator name change ForumUser Name changed on Administrator account now can't acces.. ForumPCMCIA slots need more power??? HELP! Forummy homepage keeps changing please help! ForumIE opens by itself!!! Homepage keeps changing!!HELP! Forumchanging CPU without reformatting ForumXP Pro Administrator logon disappeared ForumWhats the name of that built in Windows Utility? More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !