You add the initial administrator account in the Symantec Endpoint Detection and Response setup wizard. After you complete the wizard, you can log into the console with the credentials of this account to add other users and complete your setup tasks.
After you add the initial administrator account, the account you used to run the setup wizard is disabled. Additionally, you cannot edit the login name of the initial administrator account.
Tip: Consider creating a backup administrator account. This backup administrator account can be helpful if the initial administrator account is lost or becomes corrupted or the initial admin account is inaccessible. See Adding local user accounts.
To set up the initial administrator account
In the Create an Administrator Account dialog box:
Type the login name.
Type a password and confirm it.
Type the display name.
The display name appears in the upper right corner of the console when the user is logged in.
Type the administrator's email address.
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