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Deletion of built in admin account

how to delete a built in admin account from server
Nikhil Kavuri
Nikhil Kavuri
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
You don't.  Rename it of you like. Disable it if you want. But never delete it.  That SID is special in several ways and should always exist.
Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
And you cannot
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That account should be disabled as Cliff notes. Everything from Vista and Server 2008 up to current operating systems.
Naveen SharmaCommented:
To Disable Built-in Administrator Account , just input "net user administrator /active:no"

The reason you can't delete built-in accounts is that you wouldn't be able to re-create them. The SIDs of the old and new accounts wouldn't match, and the permissions and privileges of these accounts would be lost. Because of this, Windows NT doesn't let you delete built-in accounts.


Here is the Microsoft's recommendations on protecting the built-in domain administrator account:

How to Delete Built-in Administrator Account in Windows 10, 8 and 7:
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
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