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Here is our situation:
When we setup our AD environment, old user accounts were carried over from our NT 4.0 domain. When those old IDs are viewed within Active Directory users and Groups, we have noticed something different between the old and newly created IDs.

On the general tab, there appears an icon in the shape of a head. Next to it is some text. This text is shown as the old NT domain user name if the account was carried over. If the account was created with AD, then it shows up as a full name.

Does anyone know what the setting is I can query with AD to obtain the value displayed next to the icon of the head? DisplayName, SAMaccountname, or principalname don't appear to be it.

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Michael
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That's the user's "Relative Distinguished Name"; together with the parent distinguished name, it forms the user's Distinguished Name, the user's location in ldap.
So if you see "John Doe" next to the head, and the user is in the OU "HR" in the domain "domain.local", the user's DN would be "cn=John Doe,ou=hr,dc=domain,dc=local".
To get a list of all users, open a command prompt and enter
dsquery user -limit 0
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Thanks oBdA! The terminology you gave me was just what I was looking for. We have a situation where we need to change some user's RDNs. So a bit of googling on your term helped me out. By selecting a user in AD, pressing F2 to rename, I can change the text displayed. Do you by any chance have an idea how I could do it via a script, in case we need to do this on a larger scale?

Thanks again.
Michael
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Most of the attributes can be set and changed with the ds-tools (dsadd.exe, dsget.exe, dsmod.exe, dsmove.exe, dsquery.exe).
Renaming an AD object is done with dsmove:
dsmove "cn=John Doe,ou=hr,dc=domain,dc=local" -newname "Jane Doe"

The new command-line tools for Active Directory in Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=298882
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