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Renaming the Administrator Account

bmccleary
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I had heard that renaming the Administrator account (and setting the value in the Group Policy Editor), is very benificial and helps security measures.  But, I found out (much to my demise), that by doing this, you can't login to the Recovery Console because that requires you to use the Administrator account.  Recently, when I had the registry get corrupted, I ended up having to reinstall windows because the I couldn't use the Recovery Console.  Does anyone know of how to use the Recovery Console if the Administrator account has been renamed?
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It should have used the SID for the username and just asked for a password, did you enter your renamed administrator account password?
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I truly apologize for the delay in responding to this question... I was out of pocket for a while and I forgot about this site.  Thanks to both of you for your help, it was appreciated.
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