To rename the Administrator account using the Group Policy Management Console
To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the Domain Admins security group.
- Open Server Management.
- In the console tree, click Advanced Management, right-click Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), and then click Add forest.
- In the Add forest dialog box, enter the domain name. When prompted Do you want to add this forest with this domain?, click Yes.
- In the GPMC tree, click Forest:ForestName, click Domains, right-click DomainName, and then click Create and Link a GPO Here.
- In the New GPO dialog box, in the New box, type the name that you want to use for this policy (for example, Rename administrator account), and then click OK.
- In the GPMC tree, click Group Policy Objects located under the Windows Small Business Server domain name, right-click the Rename administrator account Group Policy object that you created, and then click Edit.
- In Group Policy Object Editor, click Computer Configuration, click Windows Settings, click Security Settings, click Local Policies, and then click Security Options.
- In the details pane, double-click Accounts: Rename administrator account.
- Select the Define this policy setting check box, and then type the new name for the Administrator account.
- Click OK, and then close Group Policy Object Editor.
- Close the Group Policy Management Console.
- After changing the Administrator account name, you need to log off and then use the new name to log back on as an administrator on the server.
- To open Server Management, click Start, and then click Server Management.
- To change the name back to Administrator for the account, repeat the preceding procedure. To revert to the Administrator account, do not disable the Rename Administrator Account Group Policy; instead, change the name back to "Administrator," using the GPMC tool, and then clear the Accounts: Rename Administrator Account check box. After the system updates the information, disable the Rename Administrator Account Group Policy.