Renaming a User in SBS2003

Posted on 2005-04-25
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I renamed a "user" in SBS2003, but exchange still carries the old info for the old user at that machine? The rest of the info seems fine, except for the exchange part.  The user can log onto his system, but I can't get Outlook/Exchange to rename the mailbox.

How can I update this?  The machine was used by a past employee, and I'm trying to set it up for the new one.....

Question by:jambrose
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My Documents, is supposed to redirect to the user's target location on the server... it's pointing to the old user.... (I can't edit it).

The Exchange Mailbox is set to the old user ( I try typing in the new user when editing, under "control panel", "Mailbox", edit......)

Ahhhhh.... I'm getting frustrated.

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Sembee earned 1000 total points
ID: 13859186
This is why I don't rename users.
I always create a new user. If the new user it taking over from someone else, then just move the My Documents content to the new person's private directory.
For email, simply add the previous user's email account to the new user. The SMTP address can be removed from the old user and attached to the new user's account as a secondary account.

Exchange MVP.

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ID: 13859412
It didn't make a private directory for the new user, the old one was still in there....

I just tried to rename the old one....and I'm re-booting the workstation to see if it will sync up.


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ID: 13859526
Sorry, it did make that directory....

Let me try logging of that system and then modify the old folder (move contents and delete).


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