Accounts: Rename administrator account

This security setting determines whether a different account name is associated with the security identifier (SID) for the account Administrator. Renaming the well-known Administrator account makes it slightly more difficult for unauthorized persons to guess this privileged user name and password combination.

Policy path: 

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Local Policies\Security Options



Supported on: 

At least Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003

Registry settings: 

Not a registry key

Reboot required: 


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