To rename the Administrator account manually

For Windows Small Business Server 2003

To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the Domain Admins security group.

  1. Open Server Management.
  2. In the console tree, click Users.
  3. In the details pane, right-click Administrator, and then click Properties.
  4. On the General tab, in the Display text box, replace the previous name (Administrator) with a new name.
  5. On the Account tab, in the User logon name box, type the new name.
  6. In the User logon name (pre-Windows 2000) box, replace the previous user logon name (Administrator) with the new name, and then click OK.
  7. 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.

Note

  • To open Server Management, click Start, and then click Server Management.

For Windows XP-based and Windows 2000-based client computers

Note

  • If you choose to rename the Administrator account manually, keep in mind that you must manually rename the Administrator account every time you add a client computer to the network.

To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the local Administrator's group.

  1. Click Start,, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
  2. In the console tree, click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
  3. In the details pane, right-click Administrator, and then click Rename User. Enter the new name for the account.
  4. 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.

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