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  • 2008 RWW allows for Administrator login?

    I was out today and decided to test my new RWW install with SBS 2008. I
    could log in as my local domain username (which is an administrator),
    but I could also log in as DOMAIN\Administrator.

    Aside from completely disabling the account, is there a way to simply
    remove RWW rights from the primary Administrator account? I tried to
    change it in the SBS Console but that option is locked so I cannot
    change it.

    I've got some services on the Server 2008 (second instance) that use
    that Administrator account (such as SQL Server 2008 and RedGate SQL
    Backup) so I do not believe I can just rename the administrator account
    without having to fiddle with those products (and possibly more that I
    am not thinking of)?


    So, my current options seem to be to make a really complex password to
    prevent anyone from actually using it (other than myself) or... disable
    the account (which is not favorable).

    I tried to google for something regarding disabling RWW for
    "Administrator", but came up empty handed so here I am asking for
    assistance once again.

    Thank you for your utmost patience.

    -Ryan

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    Re: 2008 RWW allows for Administrator login?

    Just use a complex passPHRASE. You never know when you may need to do something remotely as THE administrator.
    TIA

    Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
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    • #3
      Re: 2008 RWW allows for Administrator login?

      Originally posted by teiger View Post
      Just use a complex passPHRASE. You never know when you may need to do something remotely as THE administrator.
      Apparently in SBS 2008 it's disabled for a reason. I guess mine carried over from my SBS 2003 migration.

      I'll either disable it when migration is done or make a passPHRASE (as you said).

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