[gptalk] Re: Trying to rename admin account

  • From: Craig Meyer <craigmeyer8@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 13:33:17 +0200

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
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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