[windows2000] Re: Changing Domain Administrator account name

  • From: "Sullivan, Glenn" <GSullivan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 11:16:08 -0400

If you just want to rename the administrator account, go ahead.
As a matter of fact, I highly recommend renaming the admin account,
disabling it, and then creating a new account called "Administrator"
with no rights.
Since the SID-1 account (the administrator) cannot be locked out, no
matter how many times someone tries to brute force it, it is critical
that you rename this account to something else.
And then the dummy account is a way of phishing for crackers... monitor
it for lockout/failures, and you will be on the right track.

Glenn Sullivan, MCSE+I  MCDBA
David Clark Company Inc. 



From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jonathan Jesse
Posted At: Friday, August 20, 2004 10:58 AM
Posted To: Windows 2000
Conversation: [windows2000] Changing Domain Administrator account name
Subject: [windows2000] Changing Domain Administrator account name

Was recently asked by my boss to look into changing the domain
administrator account from administrator to something else.  Could
someone point me to some documentation, haven't found any so far on
Microsoft's site, but I'm just starting


Thanks in advance,


Jonathan Jesse

Network Specialist

Founders Trust Personal Bank


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