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After renaming an ActiveDirectory user, the old username appears in eventlog

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Hi,
In a Microsoft Windows 2000 pur Domain, I had to rename all Active Directory user accounts from Userxx to his initials. For example User32 was renamed to ABC. I changed in "Active Directory Users and Computers" everything from user32 to ABC.
Now for example, when User ABC reboots his PC in his Windows Event-log "User32" did that reboot and not "ABC".

Is there somewhere else where I have to change the username?

Thanks for any help
Joerg
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On each user object, did you change the "User logon name pre-Windows 2000)" name too?
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yes, I changed the username on each object I could find, when I open tha user in AD
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Did you change it in these two places?
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Yep, I did that
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Is this user logging in locally or are they logging into the domain.?  If they are logging in locally, then they will be using a local account and you'll need to change the user attributes on the local machine too.  If they're logging into the domain, the event should log with that info.
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The user is logging into the domain, they don't have local accounts.
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USER32 is the process that actually performs the shutdown on behalf of the user.
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sounds like saved passwords for maybe a mapped network drive or something Paka.
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I tried it on a vanilla test environment and USER32 will show up as the source of the shutdown event.  I suspect that MSGINA is calling USER32 to do the actual work or logging and that's why USER32 is showing up in the event log.
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