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rename administrator account on all servers and workstations on a domain by gpo ?

Posted on 2016-11-03
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Hi,

With new domain controllers (2012 and 2016) and new workstations ( Win 7, 8 & 10 )
Is there a best way to rename the administrator by GPO and/or a shell cmd to apply it to all ?

Regards
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by:John Hurst
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In all the machine and operating systems you name, the "administrator" account is disabled and should remain this way. There is no need and no advantage to renaming a disabled account as it cannot be used anyway,
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https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc747484(v=ws.10).aspx is the documentation that you are looking for.
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Philip Elder earned 500 total points
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The simplest way is to create a Group Policy Object, name it, and link it to the OU the machines are located in.

Use Group Policy Preferences to disable, rename, or remove the local Administrator account from the default group.

We use the Microsoft Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) to manage local admin passwords, expiration policy, usage policy, and more. It's an excellent tool.
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by:rmailloux
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This is what i did, tks
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Two ways offered, only one valid? Please explain :-)
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