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How can I hide "Administrator" user account without disabling it

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In Windows XP, when you create a user account with administrator permissions, the "Administrator" user account is not displayed in Welcome Screen. However, you can always bring the logon dialog by pressing CTL+ALT+DEL when in Welcome Screen, and login with Administrator account provided you have the password. In Vista, you see Administrator icon in Welcome Screen even if you have users with administrator permissions. How can I hide Administrator in Vista welcome screen without disabling it?
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Nitin GuptaSolutions & Presales
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As a best practice we always rename the Administrator Account to avoid people trying to use that
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Nitin
Nitin GuptaSolutions & Presales
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This would serve the same purpose, else what you are asking is not an option !

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Do you mean if I rename the Administrator account, it won't be displayed in Welcome Screen and still I can login to the system using that account?
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