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W2k Server.  User name changed, is there anyway to automate the permission change throughout the file structure

Posted on 2006-06-21
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Hi guys.

We are running windows 2000 server as a file server.

Recently one of our users has got married and as a result required their username changed.  What I would like to know is if there is any software/scripting that can be used to trawl through the whole file structure and basically replace the old username with the new username, including copying the exact permissions on each of these files/folders.

If this is not possible is there any way to print out a directory listing that will show me the permissions used throughout each directory so I do not have to search though all of them manually.

It is quite urgent as the user wants to be able to use her new name straight away.
Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers
Steve
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all you need to do is rightclick on her name and choose 'rename', then a box will pop up giving you all the fields that you would like to change, logon name, fullname etc etc.

Security is tied to the SID (Security IDentifier), not the display/logon/fullname/ect. so you can change them all you want and it won't affect the NTFS security permissions at all.

FYI, if you have exchange, set it up so that both her maiden and married name can recieve email.
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Cheers Fella, thought it would be that TBH.  Funnily enough my manager wasn't sure how to do it and thats why I was given the task of creating a new account and reassigning everything (didn't really fancy doing that).

At least mt thoughts are confirmed and I can have an easier job if the same thing happens again.

Cheers again.
Steve

BTW we already had the exchange mail sorted but thanks for the suggestion.
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