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Ouch, renaming a DC.
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The Administrator account should have been made when you installed Windows Server. I know mine did. Was the First and Primary account.
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Originally Posted by tycoonbob View Post

It's best to use netdom.exe to rename a domain controller. Assuming this Essentials box is your only server, then you only have one domain controller and it's recommended to add a second DC before doing this.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816601(v=ws.10).aspx

THNAKS It worked great the server name is changed successfully smile.gif
post #14 of 15
To those talking about the local administrator account...let's remember that Essentials (once configured) is running Active Directory Domain Services, effectively making it a Domain Controller. Microsoft Domain Controllers do NOT have a normal local administrator account, but instead use a "local domain" account, found in the Builtin OU in your domain. The account is still called "Administrator" though.
post #15 of 15
edit: never mind he figured it out.
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