[Samba] Disabling or deleting domain "Administrator" account

Jonathon Reinhart jonathon.reinhart at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 05:01:36 UTC 2019


A client is asking about disabling, deleting or renaming the domain
"Administrator" account on a Samba AD. I've seen this done on Windows
AD domains for security purposes.

Assuming the risk of being locked-out is mitigated (i.e. an equivalent
user is created and is a member of the same groups), is there any
reason this can't be done on a Samba AD as well?

Is the "Administrator" account used for anything "special" that would
cause problems if the account were disabled, deleted, or renamed?

Thank you,
Jonathon Reinhart

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