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Windows 7: Built-in Administrator Account - Change Name

25 Jul 2016   #40
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Thanks but I've read there is no password on the built in admin account although disabled ?
Is there really a way to enable the built in account via safe mode... ?
The built-in Administrator doesn't have a password by default, but could have one created for it.

You could enable the built-in Admin in Safe Mode the same as in normal mode below, and also at boot.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Creating a password for the account won't stop it from being enabled, but will require a password to log on to it.


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25 Jul 2016   #41
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Okay yes that is what I was referring too adding a password to it after enabling it
I still have to rename it too ?

I have a sneaky visitor coming

Surprised nobody has brought this up yet here.
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25 Jul 2016   #42
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You don't have to rename the account, but it would make it harder for someone to enable or access it if the default name was changed.

Of course, it's easier to rename the account before you enable it the first time.
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25 Jul 2016   #43
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I was looking at option 2
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
Not sure I understand how one can rename it if it's not enabled first or changing the string you give an example of
net user administrator /active:yes

Your say to use net user mynamechoice /active:yes instead and just the net user decides which account I'm referring to as the hidden default admin account ?
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25 Jul 2016   #44
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Option 2 or 3 on the first page here can be used to rename the built-in Admin if it has never been enabled yet.
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26 Jul 2016   #45
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Okay thanks what would happen after renaming it and adding a password to it and then disabling it do ?
Would the new name and password be remembered by the system so if it was ever enabled again ?

Thanks sorry to bug you about this stuff
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26 Jul 2016   #46
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It's no bother at all Mike.

Yes, that's correct. The new name and password will be remembered when you disable and enable the account as needed.
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26 Jul 2016   #47
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and thanks
Does not look like renaming a home premium built in admin is possible not really a big deal with that one,
Looks as though I might be able to enable it and add a password and turn it off though ?
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26 Jul 2016   #48
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I haven't tested the command below in an elevated command prompt when the account hasn't been enabled yet, but you might give it a go to see.

Substitute NewName in the command with the name you want instead.

wmic useraccount where name='Administrator' call rename name='NewName'
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26 Jul 2016   #49
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Looks like it worked
Method execution successful
ReturnValue=0

Now for a password how is the best way from here to do that one

I'd guess Is next
net user NameIUsed AddPassWord /active:yes

Then
net user NameIUsed /active:no
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