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On Windows Server 2012 R2 the Administrator account does not seem to be able to be renamed.

Have created the normal Rename Administrator GPO: Comp config -> Policies -> Windows settings -> Security settings -> local policies -> Security options Accounts: Rename Administrator Account

But GPO does not get applied for some reason, RSOP indicated the policy engine did not attempt to configure the setting.

Any suggestions?

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Has the administrator account already been renamed manually, or by another policy? – Adam Thompson Mar 7 '14 at 17:02
Not that I can see – NickC Mar 8 '14 at 22:02

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