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  • Question

  • Hello, 

    I am trying the below script to read a text file of computers and rename the local administrator account but encountering an error.  

    Please advise how to fix.  

    Thanks. 

    $computers = Get-Content -path C:\computers.txt
    $accountname = Read-Host -prompt "Enter new accountname for administrator" -assecurestring
    $decodedaccountname = [System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::PtrToStringAuto([System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::SecureStringToBSTR($accountname))
    Foreach($computer in $computers)
    {
     $computer
     $user = [adsi]"WinNT://$computer/administrator,user"
     $user.administrator.rename("newlocaladmin_name")
     $user.SetInfo()
     }

    Friday, March 30, 2018 5:49 PM

Answers

  •  $user.Name = 'new_name'


    Regards kvprasoon

    Not according to google

    $admin=[adsi]"WinNT://./Administrator,user" 
    $admin.psbase.rename("NewUserNameHERE")
    


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    • Marked as answer by EdKC Friday, March 30, 2018 7:07 PM
    Friday, March 30, 2018 6:37 PM

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  • So you are encountering an error, but didn't think it would be helpful to actually post the error you are having?

    Let me see if my Jedi Mind reading trick works..........nope it doesn't


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    Friday, March 30, 2018 5:51 PM
  • Method invocation failed because [System.Management.Automation.PSMethod] does not contain a method named 'rename'.
    At C:\chgacctname.ps1:8 char:2
    +  $user.administrator.rename("newlocaladmin")
    +  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RuntimeException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : MethodNotFound
    Friday, March 30, 2018 6:08 PM
  • try $user.psbase.rename()

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    Friday, March 30, 2018 6:22 PM
  •  $user.Name = 'new_name'


    Regards kvprasoon

    Friday, March 30, 2018 6:28 PM
  •  $user.Name = 'new_name'


    Regards kvprasoon

    Not according to google

    $admin=[adsi]"WinNT://./Administrator,user" 
    $admin.psbase.rename("NewUserNameHERE")
    


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    • Marked as answer by EdKC Friday, March 30, 2018 7:07 PM
    Friday, March 30, 2018 6:37 PM