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How to Rename Administrator Account in Windows

As most of you know, Windows by default has an administrator account with the exact same name “Administrator”. This admin account is superior to all other user accounts in your Windows system and using it you can do almost anything without any restrictions. Considering how likely this account is, the Administrator account is one of the most targeted by hackers using malware, trojans, and viruses.

Làm thế nào để Đổi tên tài khoản Administrator trong Windows

So one of the best Windows security practices is to rename the Administrator account to something else so that it will be much harder for an attacker to access. Furthermore, if you are in a server environment, the change is a must.

In case you are wondering how to do that, here is how you can rename Windows administrator account.

Using Windows Command Prompt

To rename the admin account using the command prompt, press the “ Win + X ” key and select the option “ Command Prompt (Admin) ”.

If you are using Windows 7 or Vista, search for Command Prompt in the Start menu, right click on it and select the option ” Run as administrator “.

Đoi ten tai khoan Admin trong Cmd

Once the Advanced command prompt has been opened, just copy and paste below commands into the command prompt to rename the Administrator account. Don’t forget to replace “ NewUserName ” with your Custom Username.

  wmic useraccount where name = ‘Administrator’ call rename name = ‘newUserName’

Đổi tên tài khoản Administrator trong Windows

Once the command has been executed, Windows will display a confirmation message similar to the one shown above.

You have successfully changed the default admin account username.

Use Windows Group Policy Editor

If you are in a server environment, then using the Group Policy Editor is a good way to manage things.

To get started, press “ Win + R “, type gpedit.msc and press the Enter button to open the Group Policy Editor.

gpedit.msc

Now, navigate to the following section “ Computer Configurations -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options “, find the line “ Accounts: Rename administrator account, “, and double click on it to open the settings. corresponding policy.

Đổi tên tài khoản Administrator

Once the windows policy settings have been opened, simply enter the new admin account username and click the “ Ok ” button to save the changes.

Nhập tên người dùng tài khoản quản trị mới

That’s all there is to do. Either restart or log out of the current session to reflect the changes. Alternatively, you can use the command below at an elevated command prompt to force update the Group Policy setting.

  gpupdate / force

Using Computer Management

Renaming the Administrator account using the Computer Management utility is by far the easiest. To do that, open Control Panel> Administrative Tools and double-click on ” Computer Management ” to open the corresponding utility.

If you are using Windows 8, press ” Win + X ” and select the option ” Computer Management “.

Đổi tên tài khoản Administrator trong Windows bằng Computer Management

Now, navigate to “ System Tools -> Local Users and Groups -> Users ”. Here you can find administrator user accounts with the name “ Administrator ” in the right pane.

Tìm các tài khoản người dùng quản trị

Just right click on the account of the administrator user “Administrator” and choose the rename option “Rename” , then rename it to the name of your choice.

Chọn tùy chọn Rename để đổi tên Administrator trong Windows

When the renaming is done, the window should look like this.

Sau khi đổi tên tài khoản Administrator tròn Windows

That’s all there is to do, and it’s that simple to rename the Administrator account in Windows.

Hope that helps, and do a comment below sharing your thoughts and experiences about using the above methods to change the name of the default Windows admin account.