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Windows 7: Renaming the Administrator account in the Audit mode

01 May 2012   #1
balubeto

Windows 7
 
 
Renaming the Administrator account in the Audit mode

HI

In the Audit mode of Windows 7 SP1 with an only active account (the Administrator account), how do I rename it and put it a password (for security) using the command line without this causes malfunction in the system or unexpected things when I will go in the OOBE mode.

THANKS

BYE


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01 May 2012   #2
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

You can't do that in Audit Mode.

Exit Audit Mode (boot to OOBE), enable built-in admin account and rename it.

Kari
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01 May 2012   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10158
 
 

Hello Balubeto,

In addition to what Kari posted, the tutorial below can help show you how to rename the built-in "Adminsitrator" account along with it's C:\Users\Administrato folder.

Built-in Administrator Account - Change Name

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 May 2012   #4
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Thanks, Shawn. Had that tut URL copied, forgot to paste
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02 May 2012   #5
balubeto

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Thanks, Shawn. Had that tut URL copied, forgot to paste
Too bad because I wanted to change it before delivering the system to the customer.

THANKS

BYE
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02 May 2012   #6
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I am sorry, Balubeto. Your post somehow gave an impression you know this stuff better than average. I answered your question, did not even think you would need help in changing the name of the built-in administrator account once you have exit Audit Mode, but as is custom here at SF I wanted to link you to a tutorial in case you need it.

I forgot that link from my post, Shawn (Brink) gave it to you not an hour later.

Kari
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