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sysprep use different admin account

Sysprep uses the root admin account, "Administrator".  Is there an entry I can place inside of the sysprep.inf file that allows me to use a renamed administrator account?  Or how could I do this.  "Administrator" doesn't exist anymore on my PC so when I reboot with sysprep it can't autologin.
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Richard2k4Commented:
Doesn't exactly answer your question, but if you are on a domain.  Leave the administrator account named as administrator in your image and configure the GPO setting of rename the administrator account in your default domain policy (or whatever gpo you choose).

This way Sysprep will work at intended and once you join the domain, your admin account gets renamed.
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duckheadAuthor Commented:
Nope sorry Richard :(  Not on a domain....

Just need to figure out a way to change sysprep trying to log into "Administrator" on startup when it should be logging into a different admin account name...
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Richard2k4Commented:
http://derek858.blogspot.com/2010/08/sysprep-resetting-your-renamed.html

Basically the whatever you renamed your admin account to gets changed back to the default of Administrator.

If you want sysprep to rename  the admin account the link above has some good instructions for doing it as a final step after sysprep.
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duckheadAuthor Commented:
Yah I actually went with a vbs yesterday.  I was just curious if anyone had a different solution where I could have sysprep target a different admin other than "Administrator".

I'll leave it open for a bit but if no one responds I'll give you some points...  Just so you don't think I'm lying here's part of the vbs I used...

Set colAccounts = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * From Win32_UserAccount Where LocalAccount = True And Name = 'Administrator'")

For Each objAccount in colAccounts
    objAccount.Rename "Changed Administrator account name"

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duckheadAuthor Commented:
I answered the question by myself...
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