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Recovery Console Prompts for Administrator Password Even If Administrator Account Has Been Renamed

This article was previously published under Q258585
If you rename the built-in local Administrator account and then attempt to log on to Recovery Console, you are still prompted for the password for the account named Administrator.
Recovery Console requires that you log on by using the password for the built-in account that was originally named Administrator. The text on the Recovery Console logon screen does not change to reflect the new name of the built-in Administrator account. Recovery Console will accept the password for the renamed user account and log you on.

For additional information about Recovery Console, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
229716 Description of the Windows 2000 Recovery Console

Article ID: 258585 - Last Review: 03/01/2007 05:56:08 - Revision: 3.2

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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