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Microsoft KB Archive/103054

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Spelling of Administrator Account Changes

Article ID: 103054

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1

This article was previously published under Q103054


When you join a domain whose domain controller uses a different language, the spelling of your administrator account changes. For example: If you have a French domain controller, the default administrator account is spelled "administrateur." If you join this domain from a Spanish backup domain controller as an administrator, you will not be able to use the Spanish spelling, "administrador."


When a backup domain controller joins a domain, it receives a copy of the security accounts manager (SAM) database from the domain controller. This includes the spelling of the administrator account.


There are two ways you can work around this behavior. You can create administrative accounts on the domain for all the different spellings of administrator. Or, you can add the necessary user accounts to the domain Administrators group and not worry about the spelling of administrator.

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