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I recently changed the name and password of my domain Admin account, as recommended for security reasons. However every day the pre windows logon name changes itself back to Administrator, and I can't log on.  All I need to do is go into AD and change it back to the name I have chosen, but this is messing with my programs/services etc that use this account. The main logon details and display name etc are all fine its just the pre 2000 name that changes.

Any ideas would be gratefully recieved.

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why would you change the domain admin account name! you shouldnt be using that account at all, leave it as default and create another user with domain admin rights, your domain admin account is your fallback account and shouldnt be touched
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Well everyone in this organisation seems to know the admin details, also several sources recommend it to give potential intruders a harder time ( although I know the admin account has a unique SID).


Anyway I found the answer somewhere else on this site (by oBdA) there was a local policy in place renaming the admin account to administrator. (Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Accounts: Rename Administrator )


Thanks anyway.
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ah fair enough, glad all is well
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