Win 2003 Change Local Administrator Name

Posted on 2010-01-11
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Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I would like to change the local administrator name of my Windows 2003 box (workgroup) from Administrator to MasterAdmin

How do I do this?
Question by:RTM2007
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Darius Ghassem earned 252 total points
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Right-click My Computer go to Manage then select local users and groups look for the Admin user go to properties and change the name.
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EndureKona earned 248 total points
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Open Computer Management -->  Expand Local Users and Groups -->  Users
Right click on Administrator and select Rename

Author Comment

ID: 26285020
How do I have the Docs/Settings folder reflect that new name? Instead of take on the old name?
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Expert Comment

ID: 26285081
Rebuild the profile.      Not sure why this is neccessary...it still has administrator becuase that is the name of the folder.

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