Renaming the local administrator account and profile Server 2008
Posted on 2012-08-17
We want to rename all our local administrator accounts on Server 2008 from Administrator to XXX-admin where XXX is a unique number. We also need to rename the C:\Users\Administrator folder to C:\Users\XXX-admin. Renaming the local Admin account was easy and so was renaming the C:\Users\Administrator to C:\Users\XXX-admin folder. However, when logging in now as XXX-admin, I am being set up with a TEMP profile. I went to the XXX-admin library and tried changing the Location of each folder to C:\Users\XXX-admin\Documents (and all other libraries), logging off and logging back on, but the same issue comes up.
Then I tried logging in as a different administrator level account, going to Comp Mgmt, and editing the XXX-admin account's profile by specifying C:\users\XXX-admin as the local path to the profile. Same issue.