Is it possible to delete/rename the Administrator account?

A. A. It is not possible to delete the Administrator account, if you try and delete it an error "Cannot delete built in accounts" will be displayed. You can however rename it, in fact it is recommended that the account be renamed to avoid the possibility of hacking, most hackers try to enter a system using an admin account. To rename the Administrator account perform the following

  1. Log onto the machine as an Administrator
  2. Start User Manager (or User manager for Domains)
  3. Select the Administrator account and select Rename from the User menu.
  4. Enter a new name and click OK

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