Windows 7 Default administrator account

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  1. ScienceJohn

    ScienceJohn Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    I have a load of Windows 7 laptops/pc's on a domain and wondered if the general feeling was to leave the default administrator acct disabled and create another local admin (although obviously I realise there will be domain admins as well)

    It was my understanding that leaving it disabled and not changing the password allows you to activate it should you need to ??

    Open to advice

    Thanks
     
  2. TechGoudy

    TechGoudy New Member

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    I would recommend that you keep the default admin account disabled, and that you create a local admin account. (In the event that the domain goes down)

    If you are in a live production environment I recommend creating very strong passwords consisting of several uppercase, lowercase, symbols and numbers to ensure the safety of the machines against threats.

    If creating a test environment, since security isn't an issue a simply password should be sufficient.

    To answer your second question...

    "It was my understanding that leaving it disabled and not changing the password allows you to activate it should you need to ??"

    Yes leave it disabled.
     
  3. ScienceJohn

    ScienceJohn Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks Goudy
     

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