Methods for renaming the Administrator account - What are the differences?

Posted on 2005-04-22
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I found a KB article at;en-us;320053 about renaming the administrator and guest accounts via Group Policy.  In the past I've just right clicked the account and renamed it.  What is the real, pracitcal difference between the two?

Is there an advantage of using Group Policy over just renaming it yourself?

Question by:inovatech
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    For a single home user it is best to just rename it yourself. Group Policy is intended to apply to many users and many computers.

    For example. I have 600 Windows XP machines at work. I wouldn't want to change all them manually, so I setup a Group Policy and apply it to all 600 machines. This is the only practical difference. Other than that, there are no real differences between the two.

    Hope this helps


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