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Renaming Administrator Account

By Gussss ·
I need help Renaming but most of all changing the password for the "Domain" administrator account Please Help
Win2000 enviroment, 900 users, 12 servers (Active Directory enabled)
Help and explain please

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by timwalsh In reply to Renaming Administrator Ac ...

Changing the password is actually the easiest part of this (assuming the original password is still known). You need to be logged on with administrative privileges to do this.
1. Open the Active Directory (AD) Users and Computers mmc.
2. Right-click the "Administrator" account and choose "Reset Password."
3. You will be asked to type in a new passwrod and then confirm it by typing it again.

Renaming the Administrator account can be done in 2 ways (this also requires you to be logged on with administrator privileges):
Option 1: Open the AD Users and Computers mmc. Right-click the "Administrator" account. Choose Rename.
Option 2: Open the Domain Controller Security Policy mmc. Go to Security Settings | Local Policies | Security Options. Look for the setting "Rename administrator account." Define the policy and rename the account.

Hope this answers your question.

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by Gussss In reply to Renaming Administrator Ac ...

Editing the domain policy defenetly work, but as a pointer i found out that the password for the administrator in the recovery console does not change with this procedure, that one requires a different step but the main thing was done. thank you !!!! 1000 points!!!!

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by Gussss In reply to Renaming Administrator Ac ...

None of the right click usual ways to reset a password for a user account apply to the administrator of the domain.
the "reset password" or "rename account" options are disabled

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