Agreed. That Administrator is hidden for a reason, has more power than the User with Administrative Rights. And it has to be invoked deliberately, is not recommended to keep it active once the need has been accomplished.No it is not OK. Don't mess with it and leave it hidden. It's a superuser account and is hidden for security reasons as it runs everything elevated without UAC.
It is a good idea to create a second local Admin account that you can use for troubleshooting if your original account is corrupted, or you forget the password, or something bad happens.
Sorry but that is incorrect. The Built-in Admin has no more privileges than any other Admin account. Its UAC is off by default but any other Admin can also do that.That Administrator ... has more power than the User with Administrative Rights
- I ran this test on a folder on a USB stick because that made it easy to clean up afterwards; I simply reformatted the USB stick.Try3 said:
Works fine on Windows server -- so I don't see why it wouldn't work in Windows - certainly pro editions.Is it fine to rename hidden administrator account to something else?
The Built-in Admin has no more privileges than any other Admin account. Its UAC is off by default but any other Admin can also do that.