[gptalk] Re: Trying to rename admin account

  • From: Craig Meyer <craigmeyer8@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 17:33:32 +0200

HI
 
Ok, i will reboot the pc.
 
Yes, i want to rename the admin account of the domain for security reasons but 
wanted to test it first on this one pc.

Craig Meyer 
 


From: darren@xxxxxxxxxxxx: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: [gptalk] Re: Trying to 
rename admin accountDate: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 06:59:10 -0700






One thing to note is that policy is a per-computer policy, which means it 
requires either a background refresh of GP or, more likely, you need to reboot 
the target computer to pick up the new name.
 
Also, I’m curious why you first created the GPO linked to the DCs OU. Are you 
really intending to rename the domain Administrator account as well?
 
Darren
 


From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Craig MeyerSent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 4:33 AMTo: 
gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: [gptalk] Re: Trying to rename admin account
 
I logged on the DC with the admin account to configure evrthing in AD and GPMC. 
then i logged on the server (seperate pc in the OU) to test if i can log in 
with the admin account and i could.

Craig Meyer  

 



Subject: [gptalk] Re: Tryint to rename admin accountDate: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 
06:27:56 -0500From: shane.williford@xxxxxxxxxxxx: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Are you logging on with a local or domain admin account?
 

Shane M. Williford
Systems Administrator
MCSE, MCSA Sec, Sec+, Net+, A+
Mazuma Credit Union
shane.williford@xxxxxxxxxx
816-361-4194 x6012




From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Craig MeyerSent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 6:26 AMTo: 
gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: [gptalk] Tryint to rename admin account
 
Hi all Been trying to rename the admin account to something else through a GPO. 
I do the following:  Right-click on Domain controllers OU in AD > Properties > 
GP tab > Open > Exp GPO > Create new GPO and call it Rename Admin Account > 
Right-click GPO > edit > comp config > win settings > secu settings > local 
policies > sec options > doublle click rename administrator account > define 
this policy seeting > type the name that i want and click OK all the way out.  
Create a new OU and move one pc (has 2003 on it) to the OU because i only want 
to test this on one pc in the domain.Right-click on the OU in AD > Properties > 
GP tab > Open > Right-click OU > Link an existing GP > Rename admin account > 
Ok...Close all the way out If i log out and try to log in with the username 
administrator and the password it still allows me to. What am i doing wrong?

Craig Meyer 
 



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