re-naming admin account and installing software

I am looking to take 1,000+ servers and rename the administrator account (adding Hitachi system admin software) then I need to install the hatachi software on the server which will be located on a file share, it’s an MSI.

I was thinking about doing these in groups of 200 a night and if the install was not successful I would love it if the account was renamed back to the original name.

What would be the best way to setup this?

I was thinking powershell for the logging but I am running blind with powershell.
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
For renaming admin account, i would use AD GPO.  You could also use GPO to push out MSI installer.  you could apply thisfor groups of computers by filtering based on groups

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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
I agree with mnkhawaja to use GPO to rename your local administrator.

Create a GPOby going to you domain controller
From the Start Screen type Run and then press Enter on your keyboard.
When the Run dialog box opens, type secpol.msc and then press Enter
2. When the Local Security Policy screen opens, expand the Security Settings folder, then the Local Policies folder, and then click on the Security Options folder to rename the administrator, and enter what you want to rename this to click ok.

Also you can use the GPO to deploy the application as well by either assign the application or publishing the application.

•Assigning Software
You can assign a program distribution to users or computers. If you assign the program to a user, it is installed when the user logs on to the computer. When the user first runs the program, the installation is completed. If you assign the program to a computer, it is installed when the computer starts, and it is available to all users who log on to the computer. When a user first runs the program, the installation is completed.
•Publishing Software
You can publish a program distribution to users. When the user logs on to the computer, the published program is displayed in the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, and it can be installed from there.

Follow the link for step-by-step articles

MITK13Author Commented:
I don't want to change all the servers in our domain, just a select few. Will the publishing of the software and the admin account rename still work?

Also the administrator account has already been renamed to something else, will the rename your local administrator still work if the local admin account is not administrator but abc123 ?
Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
Yes it will.  It doesn't look at the account name but at the actually SID and then rename it.
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