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Admin account in Windows 7

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I have an account called admin in windows 7.  It is not the administrators account because the built-in account is still disabled.  Where do I find this account?  It can log onto my domain and get to every folder on the network (which is not acceptable).  I do not have an admin account listed in my Active Directory.  What can I do to get rid of this account or at minimum change it's password?

Please help.
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First question is How do you know it exists? Where do you see it?
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I log onto it as admin and then the password.

It says that domain\admin is currently logged in.
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So you have a workstation that is already on and when you try to log into it AS A LOCAL ACCOUNT called admin it tells you that DOMAIN\admin is already on ?
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And how do you know it can access ALL of your network resources?
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The local admin account is ll1conf\admin with a password.   However I do not see the local admin account in the users or groups on that machine.  

It also allows me to logon as domain\admin with a password.  That account has carte blanche to the entire network.  I can't find that account either.
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If you can logon as domain\admin then you know the password. If you know the password you can reset/change the password.
If you can logon as domain\admin then that account absolutely HAS to exist in your AD.

From the root of your AD in ADUC do a search for user called admin, it has to exist.
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Thank you.  I found it.  It was an old Backup Exec Account that belonged to everything on the network.  I have deleted that account and now it is acting the way it should.  Thank you very much for your time.
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Glad to be of help.
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