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Vista Tips - Secure the Administrator account

The Administrator account is the most important account on the computer because it has the highest permissions and can do anything it wants to the configuration and settings of your computer.

Securing this valuable account is critical to the overall security of your computer.This can be accomplished by ensuring the account is disabled, setting a strong password, and renaming it so that it is harder for malicious scripts and viruses to try to use.

Doing this is very similar to securing the Guest account as you just did in the
Assigning Password on Guest Account.

Follow these steps to protect your Administrator account:
  • Click the Start menu, right-click Computer, and select Manage.
  • After Computer Manager loads, expand Local Users and Groups and select the Users folder.
  • Right-click the Administrator account and select Properties.
  • Check the Account is disabled option if it is not already selected. Then, click OK to save the changes.
  • Right-click the Administrator account and select Set Password.
  • A warning screen will appear, telling you about what might happen if you proceed. Disregard this message and click Proceed.
  • When the Set Password window appears, type a completely random complex password that is at least 20 characters long in both boxes and click OK. The new password will now be set.
  • Rename the account to confuse any malicious scripts that might be looking for it. Right-click the Administrator account again and select Rename.
  • Type a new name for the account that has some random letters and numbers in it. I like to use AdminDisabled2341 as a new name.
  • Press Enter and you are finished.
Now both of the built-in Windows Vista accounts are secured.

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