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Hello,

I've inherited a Windows 2k3 AD network. The bozo before me gave all the users uppercase logon names. I know it's not case-sensitive and it doesn't really matter but I want to change then to lowercase. I've used dsmod to successfully change them in bulk but I can't find a dsmod switch to change the 'pre-Windows 2000 logon name' which is still in uppercase. Does anyone know?

Ciderspine.
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by:Ciderspine
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I think what I'm looking for is a way to change the users samid using the ds tools. Dsmod appears only to change a groups samid. Can I change a users samid with dsmove?
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okay here is the way

 You can use the Dsmove command with the -newname switch to rename Active Directory (AD) objects. For example, to change user savillj to user johnsavill, type


C:\>dsmove CN=savillj,CN=Users,DC=it,DC=uk,DC=savilltech,DC=com
   -newname johnsavill

The machine will return the following result:


dsmove succeeded:CN=savillj,CN=Users,DC=it,DC=uk,DC=savilltech,DC=com



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Hi,

Thanks, but that only changes the RDN. I want to change the sAMAccountName. I don't think it can be done with any of the ds tools.
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Here is the perfect solution


Check out this command


If you want to change the sAMAccountName, use dsmod after the dsmove.

dsmod group distinguishedName -samid NewsAMAccountName

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