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Is it supported by Microsoft to create a useraccount named "root" in Active Directory. I caanot find anything about this on the web...please help!
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

Sure, it's no problem if you want one.

Microsoft use "Administrator" not Root (as *nix systems prefer), so it's not reserved at all in AD. Just another user in other words.

Chris

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flemminglAuthor Commented:
Thanks! Can you link me to a MS article?
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

Afraid I can't. Microsoft simply don't use Root so there are no articles stating such.

It's like trying to find an article stating the "bob" isn't a reserved name, the "nots" like that don't get documented.

Still, there are security issues you should consider. Having predictable names for accounts which are presumably there for Administration could be considered bad practice. Security like that is always a personal choice though.

Chris
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

wow that's some pretty random linking....

Chris
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flemminglAuthor Commented:
Linking: I agree on that one Chris!
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Smart_ManCommented:
just to emphasize the root opposite in microsoft is administrator. links provided are about active directory administration. users ., ...

i used those links during my preparation for my mcse2003, as i was upgrading from NT,2000. before the new IT cert. ;)

usually we use such links to know more when we are managing our 60.000 machine domain.

witing for yoru reply
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

Ah well, I still can't find anything MS that explicitly states Root isn't used in Windows. Or rather I can't find anything in the middle of all the places the word is used outside of the user context.

The Wiki is about as near as you get:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superuser

Chris
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