Cannot change administrator password after rename it?

November 6, 2012 at 04:36:53
Specs: Windows 7
Hi all,
I have a windows 2008 active directory with some child domains.I change the name of administrator but when I try to change this account password, it does not accept and told me
windows cannot complete the password changes for ... because it does not match with policy, however I set group policy(Both Domain Controller and domain default policies) -> account policy to not configure or disable complex password without any age.
I think I need to change locaL GROUP POLICY BUT I DONOT HAVE ANY ACCESS TO THIS POLICY (all items in this policy are grey) How can I access to local policy or resolve change password problem?
Thanks,
kamal

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#1
November 7, 2012 at 19:34:18
I don't understand why you would attempt to change the name of the administrator account?

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#2
November 8, 2012 at 15:23:34
I don't understand why you would attempt to change the name of the administrator account?"

For security. If you rename the administrator account an attacker has to guess what the name of the Domain Admin account is and not just the password. I would recommend renaming it and then disabling it as it shouldn't be used at all. Each Domain Admin should have their own login for Accountability.

Tony


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#3
November 8, 2012 at 17:59:25
From what I've seen, windows doesn't like that. However, some people would create a new account with admin rights & give the real administrator account a 15 character password, to protect it, from brute force attacks.

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