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Re: Undeletable user account.
From: Jeremy Bishop <requiem () praetor org>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 15:28:59 -0800
On Tuesday 03 January 2006 13:54, James Bower wrote:
Hi all, one of my servers has recently been compromised. No suprise
but the hacker created himself a user account. The problem is that I
can't seem to delete the account. The account is not part of any
To be entirely snippy, the problem isn't the undeletable account. That
falls into the "amusing puzzle" category. The problem is that you are
attempting to clean up the machine instead of rebuilding from
I'm sure you have a very good reason for doing this, and I'm just making
the assumption that the Windows culture has less awareness that this is
generally a Bad Idea.
As for the user account, I suspect that it can be deleted in much the
same way one would go about deleting the local administrator account.
Have a link: http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2004/7/4/7570/05276
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