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Is it safe to remove the BUILTIN/Administrator account?

Is it safe to remove the BUILTIN/Administrator account?

That's a pretty broad question. What are you trying to do? Can you remove it? Yep. Depending upon how applications are written or the way your SQL Servers are accessed, removing that account could lock people/applications out of your SQL Server. So, it really depends upon whether you have FULLY implemented every other security recommendation and what your exact requirements are as to whether it will work.

 

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