• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 185
  • Last Modified:

Change user account name in Windows XP

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..
0
rtgardner
Asked:
rtgardner
2 Solutions
 
sirbountyCommented:
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?
0
 
shuboarderCommented:
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!
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now