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  • Exchange errors after renaming domain Administrator Account

    I recently renamed the <DomainName>\Adminstrator account.

    Exchange 2007 was installed using this account. I had another service account with a very long pass, added it to domain, enterprise, schema admins groups and had it added to Exchange Organization Administrators.

    The following error i get is probably due to this rename. No information appears in the EMC. All exchange services use the system account.

    Is there a way to use the service account instead the default domain admin account? (which i want disabled or at least renamed...)



    Thanx guys!


    --------------------------------------------------------
    Microsoft Exchange Error
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    The following error(s) were reported while loading topology information:

    get-ExchangeServer
    Failed
    Error:
    An Active Directory error 0x8007203B occurred while searching for domain controllers in domain alexoudis.int: A local error has occurred.


    A local error has occurred.






    get-UMServer
    Failed
    Error:
    An Active Directory error 0x8007203B occurred while searching for domain controllers in domain alexoudis.int: A local error has occurred.


    A local error has occurred.





    --------------------------------------------------------
    OK
    --------------------------------------------------------

  • #2
    Re: Exchange errors after renaming domain Administrator Account

    Exchange doesn't care about the user accounts. Renaming the account shouldn't have any effect on Exchange.
    That doesn't mean any third party tools are just the same though.

    Personally I think that renaming the Administrator account is a waste of time. It slows down a potential hacker for about 10 seconds (the time to realise you have renamed the account) then they search for the SID. You don't get security by using obscurity.

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