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 This page and any accompanying documents contain confidential information intended for a specific individual and purpose. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the information contained herein (including any reliance thereon) is strictly prohibited. If you received this transmission in error, please immediately contact the sender and destroy the material in its entirety, whether in electronic or hard copy format.