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how to remove built-in adminsitrator?

The guy that setup fogbuz has left the company.  He has "built-in administrator".  How do I assign to someone else and remove his account

Andrew Jackson
Friday, September 17, 2004

Rename the account to a different name.  The built-in administrator account cannot be removed.

Michael H. Pryor
Fog Creek Software
Friday, September 17, 2004

Thanks but won't that screw up bug histories? 

Say "Bob" is marked as built-in admin but has left the company.  "Fred" is already a fogbugz user but we now want him to be the built-in admin guy.  If I disable Fred's exisitng account and rename the "Bob" account to "Fred" then I assume "Fred" will be displayed in any bug history that previously showed "Bob".  That confusing.

Is a better workaround not to rename "Fred" to "FogbugzAdmin", and sacrifice a user license?

Maybe a neater solution is something to be included in a future version of the software?

Andrew Jackson
Sunday, September 19, 2004

Correct, it would change the bug history.  But renaming the built in admin account to FBAdmin won't sacrifice a license as the built-in account doesn't count against your license count.

Michael H. Pryor
Fog Creek Software
Sunday, September 19, 2004

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