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Change user account name in Windows XP

Posted on 2006-11-20
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One of my employees has resigned and turned in their notebook.    I want to reissue it to a new user.    How can I change the existing user account to the new user?   I want all the attributes (file names, etc.) to be changed to the new user name..
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Is this a standalone device or member of a domain?

If local, click Start->Run->lusrmgr.msc <Enter>
Locate the username, and hit <f2> to rename it.
You can then open up its properties and adjust the full name in the display.

Similar steps can be accomplished in Active Directory Users & Computers - but there may be more steps involved, depending on your situation...are you running Exchange?
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Hi rtgardner,

Log into the account you want to change In XP:
Start >> Control Panel >> User Accounts
Double click the account then select "change my name"

Cheers!
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