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Change Account name on my domain controller without losing my data RRS feed

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  • Hello every one

    I need to ask an important Question for me

    On my domain controller i create a new user on my active directory " EX : Hashem Hamdy and account is : Hashem " after that i make some modification on my network and i need to rename this user and change log in account from " Hashem to Hashem_Hamdy " without losing data on my desktop , email configuration 

    can any one help me please

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 6:02 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You can rename the AD account the SID will till rename the same, so the logon profile will be kept. The logon profile folder on the local machine will still remain with the old username and everything within the profile will be there.

    Below is a link with some of the implications here. Pay attention on the profile path and home folder in case you have these populated at user properties, you'll have top update as well.

    http://blog.foreignkid.net/2010/07/rename-ad-account-what-about-the-windows-profile/

    Regards,

    Calin

    • Marked as answer by Alex Lv Tuesday, October 7, 2014 11:50 AM
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 6:22 AM