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change user logon name only in windows 2003 Server

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We have recently taken over the responsibility of monitoring and administering a windows 2003 Sever which is the DC with another windows 2003 Server running exchange 2003.

There are so many inconsistencies on how user name and log on names were created differently for each user..ie: logon nane could be users fist name only, or firstinitial last name or even first name and last name.
Can you please in much detail tell me if and how to change each users logon name to one consistant structure.. and if cannot change please explain why.
thanks
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You can set the logon name to whatever you like.

It's on the Account tab under User Logon Name on the properties of each user's account in AD.

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by:kcassone
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Can this be done if the user has already signed on to the domain with the userold account?
Lets say they have been signed on as jennifer and now we want to change the name to jsmith.
How with this effect her sign on on her computer when she authenticates to the domain.
Will it change any of her computer profle settings.
So I also have to change the pre 2000 name also?

Is it really as easy to just change the name in the user property pages?
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by:Netman66
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Yes.

It should not change her profile.  You will definitely see a mismatch now between the logon name and the profile folder name, but this is irrelevant.

The Pre-2000 name should change automatically to a limit of 20 characters.

Yes it is.

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by:kcassone
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One more question,

Next time she logs on I am assuming she will use her new(jsmith) username and her oringial password to sign on to the domain.


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Yes.
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Since you appear a little nervous about this, I recommend you test it on one user so you can see what will happen.  Once you're comfortable, move forward with your plan.

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