Administrator's Account Name Reverts to Original Name

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by Jerry Hodson, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Jerry Hodson

    Jerry Hodson Guest

    I have one of our Network gurus' telling me that after they have renamed the
    Administrator's name on some of our network systems, that the systems are
    reverting back to the original name...Administrator

    I have never seen or heard of this. Any Truth to this orideas?

    Thanks
     
    Jerry Hodson, Sep 21, 2005
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  2. There is a Group Policy security option to rename administrators account. If
    it is defined and configured with "administrator" that could explain why the
    names are changing back. You could see this option for instance in Local
    Security policy via secpol.msc and go to local policies/security options -
    rename administrator account. For a Windows 2000 computer look at the
    effective setting in Local Security Policy which could be different from the
    local setting. The support tool gpresult will tell what Group Policies are
    being applied to a "computer" and Windows XP computers can also use the mmc
    snapin for Resultant Set of Policy to see what settings are being applied
    and from what Group Policies. Windows 2003 domain controllers can also can
    do RSOP. --- Steve
     
    Steven L Umbach, Sep 21, 2005
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  3. Jerry Hodson

    Ozone Guest

    One thing you can do is run the MPS_DirSvc reports of the server in question,
    and look in the GPRESULT.txt file and there you will find the RSOP for the
    server.

    DirSvc Download:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cebf3c7c-7ca5-408f-88b7-f9c79b7306c0&DisplayLang=en#filelist

    HTH
    Ozone
     
    Ozone, Sep 22, 2005
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