Solved

change username using command line

Posted on 2009-04-08
2
980 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
Does any know how to change the username on a computer using comming line, I am trying to change the Guest username one 150 PC.
0
Comment
Question by:woodall01
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
BrandonGalderisi earned 250 total points
ID: 24098115
There is no "net user rename" command.  but I found this here on EE.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Misc/Q_22031500.html

It points to the following VBScript code which appears to do what you desire.
' This code renames a local account.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------
' From the book "Windows Server Cookbook" by Robbie Allen
' ISBN: 0-596-00633-0
' ---------------------------------------------------------------
 
' ------ SCRIPT CONFIGURATION ------
strComputer = "<ServerName>"   ' e.g. srv01
strOldName = "<OldName>"       ' e.g. Guest
strNewName = "<NewName>"       ' e.g. RallencorpGuest
' ------ END CONFIGURATION ---------
set objComp = GetObject("WinNT://" & strComputer)
set objUser = GetObject("WinNT://" & strComputer & "/" & strOldName & ",user")
set objNewUser = objComp.MoveHere(objUser.ADsPath, strNewName)
WScript.Echo "Successfully renamed account"

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:wpathan
ID: 24098190
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question